GON February 2023 Issue

GON Staff | February 1, 2023

February 2023: Vol. 37, No. 2


It’s not here yet, but great spring weather is on the way. Now is the time to make sure your fishing gear is ready for action.

Photo By  Ricky Baker

February Feature Articles

Prespawn Bass Time Is Coming, Get Ready Now
The weather is not ideal for fishing yet, but that great prespawn period is coming soon. Get your gear ready now.

Middle Georgia Rabbit Races
Daryl Gay goes briar stomping with friends at Woods-N-Water.

Rate Your Deer Season & VOTES Results
Deer hunters gave the 2022-23 Georgia season a stellar rating.

WMA Turkey Hunting Special
The quota-hunt deadline is Feb. 15. Here are all the WMA turkey hunting stats from last season.

Truck-Buck And Youth Contest Wrap-Up
There was no lull or let-up in the quality of bucks being entered late in the season in Weeks 13-17.

Georgia Youth Trapping Competition
Georgia Trappers Association hosts record-setting event.

Clarks Hill Bass Mapped For Prespawn
Caleb Hudson marks a map and sets the prespawn pattern for Clarks Hill as they make a quick move toward the pockets.

Thumping Timber For West Point Crappie
Cast jigs to February crappie marked on electronics.

Official Georgia Lake & River Record Fish
The best fish ever recorded for all major lakes and rivers.

WRD After Deer Season
It’s still very busy for Wildlife Resources Division personnel.


February 2023 News

Hall Co. Booner Breaks Crossbow State Record

Truck-Buck, Youth Contest Scoring Event Details

Biologist Kent Kammermeyer Passes Away

We’ve Lost Okefenokee Joe, SwampWise Legend

7th Annual ‘Shoot For Seth’ Rescheduled For Feb. 25

On The Shoulders Of Giants With Andrew Curtis


February 2023 Departments

Letters To The Editor

Hunter’s Journal: Stomping-Grounds Buck

Wild In The Kitchen: Smoked Catfish Dip

Days GON By
20 Years Ago: Giant Bass Fishing With Sam Taylor

Fishing Reports

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam

Scrapbook Photos

GON Outdoor Kids: White Deer, Big 10-point Taken in Back-To-Back Hunts

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search

Game Warden Reports: Buck With Head Cut Off Found Along Murray County Road

Editorial-Opinion: Labeled And Canceled In The ‘New’ America

Daryl Gay’s Back Page: A Fitting End


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