GON January 2018 Issue

GON Staff | January 1, 2018

Kyle Smith with his big Jasper County buck from this season. 

Photo by Brad Gill



January 2018 Feature Articles

Beagle Basics For Better Rabbit Hunting
There’s more to running rabbits than simply turning out the dogs.  Give the dogs time to work, and enjoy this great sport.

Quality Winter Bass At Lake Burton
Tournament angler Joe Thompson is catching winning weights at Burton right now. Joe marks a map with 10 January locations.

Public Ducks On The Georgia Coast
The Altamaha marshes offer good waterfowl action for a wide variety of duck species, and there are public-hunting options.

Deer Season Recap And Big-Buck Gallery
Hunt Advisors file season-ending reports from across the state.

Story Of Zeus: A Potential State-Record Buck
When Lee Ellis killed another giant bow-buck from the north Atlanta suburbs—this one a potential state record—controversy erupted on social media. Here’s the complete story.

Jaw-Dropping Bucks In Truck-Buck Contest
Lots of super Georgia bucks were entered in Truck-Buck. Here’s coverage of Weeks 9-12 of GON’s big-buck contest.

A Look Back At The Deer Baiting Debate
Lots of arguments and claims were made before the legislature made baiting legal—in half the state. Now seven years have passed. What’s been the reality of Georgia’s split baiting law?   

Winter Bass In Paradise PFA
Tactics to take advantage of good January fishing for bass—and some crappie fishing info—at the state’s premier south Georgia public fishing area.

Youth Big-Buck Contest
See all of the kids and their bucks—record numbers—that are entered in Weeks 9-12 of GON’s youth contest.

Special Hunt With D2Y Outdoors
Austin Solomon finally met his goal of killing a mature buck.


January 2018 News

VOTES: Voice Of The Educated Sportsmen

Coyote-Takers Calendar: January Tactics

Yamaha Marine Donates Four Boats To DNR

Days GON By: News 10, 20 & 30 Years Ago
30 Years Ago: Cobb County’s First Coyote
20 Years Ago: Deer Found Dead Stuck Between Trees



January 2018 Departments

Letters To The Editor

Fishing Reports

Wild In The Kitchen: Crock Pot Venison Stew

Hunter’s Journal: Screven County Buck “Moze” Rattled Up

GON Outdoor Kids: Wild Game Feast To Raise Funds For Youth Projects

Tournament Reports: Berry’s On Oconee; High School Circuits Fish Lanier

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search

Game Warden Reports: Wilcox County Convicted Felon Caught Hunting Squirrels

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam



Daryl Gay’s Back Page


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