GON August 2020 Issue

GON Staff | August 4, 2020

The annual Fab 40 shows off the best bucks from last season, including our Crawford County cover buck taken by Sonny Abercrombie.

Photo by Scott Hodges



August 2020 Feature Articles

Science Of Opening Day Deer Bowhunting Success
Brian Murphy talks strategy for nailing down a bow-buck early.

The 180 Club
Only nine bucks in the history of Georgia deer hunting make this exclusive club—typical racks with net scores above the 180 mark.

Shark-Tarpon Combo Trip Prime In August
When the tarpon show up and the shark bite is off the charts, it’s time for a fishing trip right off the Georgia coastline.

West Point Bass, Beat The August Heat
Kevin Phillips marks a map with 10 locations to find and catch a mix of largemouth and spotted bass in August.

GON’s Fab 40
See the top 40 bucks recorded by Georgia hunters last season.

Satilla River Float Trip Redbreast
Kayaks, canoes and small jonboats for late summer redbellies.

“The Squirrel Nest”
A squirrel hunt makes a wrong turn for pair of teens at old tower.

The WMA Deer Hunting Special
Stats and data to help put you on the best public-land deer hunts.

Youth Hunts On Georgia WMAs
Complete guide to getting youngsters on good hunts this season.

Part 1 of GON’s five-part fall fiction series.


August 2020 News

Quick Guide To 2020-2021 Hunting Seasons

Truck-Buck Contest Is Back For Year 32!

Truck-Buck 2020-2021 Official Rules

Find A Dove Field With List Of Pay Shoots

National Wildlife Refuge Hunts Across Georgia Are A Great Public-Land Option

WMA Dove Fields Outlook And Update

Youth Big-Buck Contest Returns With New Weekly Prize Sponsor

Days GON By: Looking Back At GON Stories
30 Years Ago: Daryl Gay Makes His Humorous Debut
New No. 3 Johnson County Buck Discovered
20 Years Ago: Macon County’s No. 1 Buck
State-Record Wahoo Weighs 123-lbs., 3-ozs.
McIntosh County Deer Found Tangled To Death
The Last Ranger
10 Years Ago: Doe Gives Birth On Camera
Altamaha Flathead Ties State Record

August 2020 Departments

Letters To The Editor

Fishing Reports

Wild In The Kitchen: Cajun Blackened Catfish

Hunter’s Journal: Cohutta WMA Buck Took Miles Of Boot To Mountain

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam


GON Outdoor Kids: Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out Finalists

Tournament Reports

Cast For Cash Fishing Tournament Calendar

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search: This Land Is Your Land…

Game Warden Reports: Ware County Night Hunting

Editorial: Update On The Outdoor Blast

Daryl Gay’s Back Page: Downwind Of Jake

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