GON December 2011 Issue

GON Staff | December 1, 2011

On The Cover: It’s been a great season for big bucks. DNR Commissioner Mark Williams shot this 12-pointer Nov. 5 at a lease in Walton County.

Photo by Brad Gill

Feature Articles

The Corn Factor
Hunting over feed with no distance requirement is legal for the first time in the Southern Zone. Here’s a look at the impact on hunters and deer.

Alabama Rig Sets Bass Fishing On Fire
This brand-new fishing rig is winning big money in tournaments, and it’s already been banned by some. Just how fantastic is the A-rig?

The Hard Way Works for Public Ducks
Prepare for blood, sweat and mud to your armpits.

Lake Rabun Variety A Mountain Gem For Anglers
There’s great fishing for bass, walleye, perch and more this month.

Eufaula Bass Low-Water Legends Mapped By Local Legend
Jackie Thompson has almost 40 years experience on Eufaula.

Best Season Ever for Giant Georgia Bucks?
Here’s a round-up of record-class bucks that have been falling from north to south. Plus, GON’s Hunt Advisors give timely county reports.

GON’s Fall Fiction Series: “Split”
The touching conclusion to a special five-part fiction series.


December 2011 News

Murray County Hunter Shot on National Forest Land

Youth Wins National FFA Award for Study on Deer Feed

GORP Stamp Will Charge Non-sportsmen for WMA Use

Volunteers Provide Great Wingshooting for Veterans

Middle Georgia’s First Bear Hunt See Harvest Of 34 Twiggs County Bears

Toccoa Trout Regs Meeting Draws Split Crowd

Days GON By: Looking Back At GON Stories
20 Years Ago: 256 Dead Hogs At Beaverdam WMA
10 Years Ago: Vernon Prince III Sets Newton County Archery Record With Big Buck


December 2011 Departments

Letters To The Editor: Crazy Trespassing Encounter; A-Rig Takes Bass Fishing By Storm

Fishing Reports

Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Sausage And Black Bean Soup

Hunter’s Journal: Huntin’ Is Good in Early County

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam


Tournament Reports: Gasaway And Millsaps Win Georgia State Championship

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search: Deer Camp

Game Warden Reports: Colquitt County Night Hunters


Daryl Gay’s Back Page

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