GON April 2021 Issue

GON Staff | April 5, 2021

GON April 2021
Volume 35, No. 4

In 35+ years GON has never had a trout on the cover. It’s about time! And what better image than this beautiful shot of guide Kory Chastain.

Cover Photo by David Cannon


April 2021 Feature Articles

Lanier’s April Spawning Spots
The spotted bass are in all stages of the spawn this month, and whether in the pockets or moving in and out, they are biting!

The 2021 Wayne County Hog Jam
More than 3 tons of wild hogs were checked-in by hunters.

Georgia Trout Lured-In On Artificials
Fly fishing gets the prestige, but lots of Georgia trout are caught by casting lures that mimic fish or draw reaction strikes.

Statewide Gobbling Reports
Hunt advisors file updates on Georgia’s turkey season, plus we celebrate early season success with lots of gobbler pictures.

Up Close And Personal To Get Your Gobbler
Sometimes getting as close as possible before making the first call is the right call for a hunter.

Michael Waddell: Born To Hunt
What a journey… from Meriwether County to Realtree to Bone Collector. But the roots and passion remain right where it started for a kid raised on rural Georgia.

West Point Crappie With Joey Mines
A legend of West Point talks catching April crappie.

Truck-Buck Scoring Results
Oh the bow-bucks! We’ve never had a season like this.

Turkey Hunting Fiction: A Tale Of Two Brothers
Turkey Huntin’ Fools: Part two of a three-part fiction series by Duncan Dobie.

GON Travel Trip: Steinhatchee Reds And Trout
Fish troughs and rocks for April and May action in the Gulf.


April 2021 News

Turkey Season And Limit Changes Proposed

Oconee River Shoal Bass Likely A Hybrid

13.66-lb. Largemouth From Tired Creek

Youth Big-Buck Contest Scoring Results

Buying Land Series: Can You Afford It?

Days GON By: Looking Back At GON Stories
30 Years Ago: GON Calls In Troops Against Anti-Hunters
Forget 15 Dove A Day Limit

20 Years Ago: Dale Earnhardt Hunting Stories Shared After His Passing
8-point Buck Goes Krogering

10 Years Ago: Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct
Trail Camera Pic of Wolf-Coyote Mix


April 2021 Departments


Fishing Reports

Fishing Tournaments & Cast For Cash Calendar

Wild In The Kitchen: Deer Rib Red Beans and Rice

Briefly Outdoor News: Trout Stocking Begins; SCI Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at Adventure Outdoors

Hunter’s Journal: Benton’s First Turkey Hunt Yields Two Toms

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam


GON Outdoor Kids: Outdoor Dream Foundation Turkey Hunt

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search

Game Warden Reports: Pursuit Begins On Coosawattee WMA 

Editorial-Opinion: Guest Column On Gun-Control Efforts

Daryl Gay’s Back Page

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