GON February 2022 Issue

GON Staff | February 2, 2022

Some great fishing gets cranked up this month. West Point guide Ken Bearden caught this bass during a trip for an article.  

Photo by Ronnie Garrison

February 2022: Vol. 36, No. 2


February Feature Articles

Redlands WMA Site Of Special Squirrel Hunt
A group called 1025 Sportsmen hosted 80 hunters. 

Primary Points For February Bass
Guide Ken Bearden marks a map with 10 primary points where West Point bass move up to feed this month. 

Chattahoochee Yields State Record Shoal Bass
Here’s the story about a 10-hour ordeal to get a state record shoal bass verified, weighed and released alive.

Alligator Man: The Jack Douglas Story
Trapper Jack, at 76, is still catching everything from gators to yotes.  

Truck-Buck & Youth Contest Weeks 14-17
Bucks entered mid December through the end of the season.

Hunting For Arrowheads
John Trussell shares his passion for Indian artifacts while discussing the laws and ethics.

WMA Turkey Special
Turkey numbers are down, but some public areas are better than others. Here are the stats and data from our WMAs.

Rate Your Deer Season & VOTES Results
Deer season was good but not great, according to GON readers. Survey results on CWD.

Georgia’s Official Lake & Record Fish
With listings now available online at, it was another record-setting year for record-breaking fish in Georgia.


February 2022 News

CWD Found In Extreme Northwest Alabama

Whirling Disease Outbreak In Trout Hatcheries

Truck-Buck Contest Scoring Event Details

DNR Offers Career Camp For High Schoolers

Truck-Buck Scoring Info

Days GON By: Looking Back At GON Stories
30 Years Ago: Guest Shoots Lee County B&C Buck
20 Years Ago: Eufaula Bass Flat Maps With Larry Jones


February 2022 Departments

Letters To The Editor

Wild In The Kitchen: Italian Venison Soup

Fishing Reports

Fishing Tournaments & Cast For Cash Calendar

Hunter’s Journal: Kilgore’s Kids Make Hunting Dream Come True

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam

Scrapbook Photos

GON Outdoor Kids: WMA Youth Turkey Hunting Deadline Feb. 15

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search

Game Warden Reports: Wilcox County Nighthunters Caught Red-Handed

Editorial-Opinion: CWD Threat Hits Closer To Home

Daryl Gay’s Back Page: Debacles In The Area

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