GON October 2022 Issue

GON Staff | October 3, 2022

October 2022: Vol. 36, No. 9

Clay Johnson with his 150-inch velvet 14-point buck killed on opening day of bow season in Harris County.

Photo By Scott Hodges


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October Feature Articles

The GON Rut Map
Guide to the traditional timing for the rut peak across Georgia.

Reading Buck Rubs
Identify cluster rubs, rub lines and signposts. 

2022 Georgia Duck Hunting Forecast
Duck numbers and updates on popular waterfowl areas. 

Georgia Kings In October
The last-chance kingfish bite starts now.

Follow The Fall Shad Migration To Catch Bass
Shad move toward the backs of creeks and pockets.

Georgia Gator Gallery
Some big alligators have been taken this season!

Statewide Deer Hunting Reports: All Eyes On October
Hot foods, buck sign and movement patterns from Hunt Advisors. 

October ‘Money Bass’ On Lake Russell
Ryan Johnson sets the pattern with 10 GPS locations.

Best Counties For Big Bucks
Big Buck Production score for all 159 Georgia counties. 

Truck-Buck Contest Off To Record-Setting Start
Week 1 sets mark for numbers, and the quality is remarkable.

Deer Tracking Dog List
Blood trail petering out? These dogs can get it done.

Fall Fiction Series: “Coming Of Age”
Part 3: Clash Of The Titans

County-By-County Buck Rankings
Top-10 bucks ever recorded for all Georgia counties.


October 2022 News

Yes, Rattlesnakes Can Climb Trees!

GHFF Hunter’s Dream 31-Day Raffle

Georgia DNR Recognizes Top Game Wardens

Bond Swamp NWR Adds Acreage, Ramp

Special Fish For Emmi And Family

Buck Feeds On Corn Under The Water

Darden Dove Shoot Is Like Christmas On Labor Day

Yonah Invitational Sends Turkey Callers To NWTF Nationals

Truck-Buck Contest Is Back With More Than $75,000 In Prizes!

Youth Big-Buck Contest Set For 2022-2023 Georgia Deer Season

Truck-Buck Contest 2022-2023 Official Rules

Truck-Buck Contest Entry Form For Mailed Entries

Days GON By: Looking Back At GON Stories
20 Years Ago: The Role of Deer Scrapes
10 Years Ago: Altamaha WMA Duck Hunting

October 2022 Departments

Letters To The Editor

Hunter’s Journal: 9-Year Quest To Kill A Pope & Young Buck

Wild In The Kitchen: Wild Game Brunswick Stew

Fishing Reports

Realtree Kids Scrapbook

Georgia Spy-Cam

Scrapbook Photos

GON Outdoor Kids: Chatham County Fishing Derby Draws 80 Kids

Kids Outdoor Outpost And Word Search

Game Warden Reports: Father, Young Son Spotlighting Case From Ware County

Editorial-Opinion: Be Mindful Of Who Will Lead Us Through The Next Emergency

Daryl Gay’s Back Page: Jake Chairs An ESM

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