GON January 2023 Issue

GON Staff | January 2, 2023

January 2023: Vol. 37, No. 1

Land managers hate them, but hogs are thriving on some WMAs. Hog hunting is fun, and they can be good eating.

Photo By  Tommy Kirkland


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January Feature Articles

Guide To Hunting Public-Land Hogs
Hog hunting is allowed on most WMAs after deer season with small-game weapons. Here’s a statewide look at the best spots.

Fish Rock For Blackshear Bass in January
Those cypress trees and grassbeds are tempting, but focus on rock near deeper water this time of year.

Truck-Buck Contest Coverage
Entries peaked during Weeks 10-12 with lots of big-racked bucks from across the state.

Hunt Advisors Recap The Deer Season
GON’s Hunt Advisor team reports from across the state. Here is a look at how they rated the deer season in their areas.

Super Slow Cranking For Super Cold Bass
If you think you’re fishing slow enough this time of year, slow down. And don’t forget your crankbaits.

GON’s Youth Big-Buck Contest
The contest just for kids continues to grow with more and more youth entries and plenty of impressive bucks!

Banks Lake Gets Right For January Crappie
Speckled perch aren’t all you’ll catch when fishing George Roberson’s methods with a weighted-cork rig.

Quitting Is For The Enemy
Wounded Warrior with prosthetic leg goes after bear 1,000 yards deep into the swamps near the Okefenokee.


January 2023 News

160-Inch… DOE?

Wilcox County Buck Could Bust Booner Status

Truck-Buck, Youth Contest Scoring Event Details

Middle Georgia’s One-Day Bear Hunt

VOTES: Rate Your Deer Season & Survey

Sad Situation For Young Buck

Georgia Natives Medal In International Skeet



January 2023 Departments

Letters To The Editor

Hunter’s Journal: 170-Inch Terrell County Buck

Wild In The Kitchen: Slow Cooked Cajun Venison Hindquarter

Days GON By
30 Years Ago: New No. Buck for Gordon County
30 Years Ago: Laurens County’s Only Booner
20 Years Ago: Lake Burton WMA Four-Minute Bear Hunt
10 Years Ago: Booner Bear Found on Ocmulgee WMA

Fishing Reports

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam

Scrapbook Photos

GON Outdoor Kids: Sow To Good Soil

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search

Game Warden Reports

Editorial-Opinion: Burch Recalls GON’s First Advertiser

Daryl Gay’s Back Page: Honorable Mentions


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