August 2018 Issue

GON Staff | August 9, 2018

On The Cover: Brandon Melton made the Fab 40 with his Houston County buck that netted 146 6/8. Didn’t hurt that he’s a GON member, so Brandon made the Shoot-Out by entering the Truck-Buck contest, and he made the cover! 

Photo by Scott Hodges


August 2018 Features

Lost And Found Crisp County 19-point Buck
This buck shot with a bow but not recovered for almost three months had just under 200 inches of antler.

Eufaula Bass Both Shallow And Deep
Jack Tibbs marks a map with 10 August GPS locations.

Public-Land Hog Hunting In August
The special May WMA season offers insight on current hunts.

Tarpon Off The Cumberland Island Beaches
Silver kings are just short boat ride away for Georgia anglers.

Fab 40: Georgia’s Best Bucks
The top bucks from the 2017-2018 season.

Altamaha River Tidal Bass
Fast fishing that can yield up to 100 largemouth a day.

Hunting Mentors Of The Year Announced
The R3 efforts continue to grow new hunters.   

Classic Truck-Buck Is Back For 30th Year
Weekly winners now earn bow or gun and qualify for Shoot-Out finals without having to win North vs. South preliminary round.

Hunt data from last season, plus our special formula to rank the best WMAs for quality bucks and chance for venison.

Fall Fiction Series: “The Homecoming”
The first installment of GON’s exclusive five-part outdoor fiction.


August 2018 News

Coyote-Takers Calendar: August Habits

Clean Garage, Find Deals At GON Classifieds

Youth Big-Buck Contest Is Back

Find A Pay Dove Shoot, Statewide List of 2018 Fields

WMA Dove Shoot List And Field Forecast


Days GON By: Looking Back At GON Stories
30 Years Ago: Dan Quillian, Master of the Longbow


August 2018 Departments

Letters To The Editor

Fishing Reports

Wild In The Kitchen: Spicy Catfish Soft Tacos 

Hunter’s Journal: A Gobbler For Matthew Strickland

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam


GON Outdoor Kids: Georgia Trout Camp

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search: Pack It In, Pack It Out

Tournament Reports: Minor League Fishing; ABA-AFT Two-Day

Game Warden Reports: LED Work On State Parks

Editorial: Rule of Law Versus The Rule of Government

Daryl Gay’s Back Page

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