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Lake Russell Bass Mapped For Fall

Lake Russell spotted bass are feeding up as the water cools down, and you can catch a bunch from topwater down to deep brush—and everything in between. Choosing the right places to fish in October will increase your numbers and size.  Russell is a 26,650-acre U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Savannah River…

Catch Bass On The Fall Shad Migration

Fall is in the air. The temps are dropping, the leaves are changing and the smoldering hot summer is but a fading memory. There are few things in the South as refreshing as those first couple of cool nights of fall. The same relief comes to the bass just a few weeks later, as consistently…

Ground Blinds Great For Young Hunters

Just like that, summer turned a page and became fall, bringing with it thousands of bowhunters set on arrowing a whitetail. If you’re like me, you swipe through the many photos on social media, including our GON Facebook page to get a glimpse of some of the early successes. Let me tell you, there have been some…

Jake Chairs An ESM

The machinations of a magazine colossus are wondrous things. GON ain’t quite reached them epic proportions just yet, but we’re working on it. I can, however, give you a brief insight into our inner workings, as well as the answer to a question I am frequently asked: “Where in the world do you come up…

2022-23 Georgia Duck Forecast

Every Georgia duck hunter knows that duck hunting can be boom or bust. You can scout out a location, set up your decoys and at the crack of dawn be covered up with ducks and have a limit in a few minutes. But unfortunately, there are days when you do everything right and the ducks…

Volleying Vocabulary

Today, class, we’re going to focus on: Fill In The Blank(s). So open those eyes and crank up the ol’ brainbox. Back in the early days of outdoor writing and, especially, pulp westerns, authors were large on naming folks like B___, L___ or T___.  I’ve read a million of ‘em; you’d be rolling right along…

Georgia’s Best Bow Bucks For 2021-22

The 2021-22 deer season tallied up 83 record-book bow bucks, which continues a 4-year string of very impressive Georgia bow seasons with more than 80 record-book bucks in a season.  Last year at this time, the 2020-21 season was reporting 93 record-book bucks, but it’s since crawled up to 108 entries. Therefore, with future entries…

Coming Of Age Part 2: Crockett Creek Confessions And The Quest For Creekzilla

September brings opening day of bow season and the launch of fall. Two young hunters eagerly await their chance at matching wits with a target buck. Does experience matter, or will good fortune win the day?   Jethro Jones eased down the shoulder of the dirt road, careful not to leave footprints. The sun dropped…

2022 WMA Bow Special

Included in these three pages are last year’s bowhunting stats from Georgia WMAs, PFAs, State Parks and VPAs. It’s impressive the number of places someone can take a bow or crossbow and get after a deer this month. Every September we publish last year’s WMA bowhunting stats as a service to our readers. The amount…

September Bass On Lake Eufaula

At times, Lake Eufaula bass seem a bit confused in September. You can catch them from shoreline grassbeds, and on the same trip you can catch some bass 30 feet deep on ledges, so it can be confusing to try to figure out a consistent pattern. You will have to try a variety of things…