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Chris Wilson, of Madison, will be eating catfish for a while after catching a 50-lb. flathead catfish from Lake Oconee at 6 p.m. on April 13.
So I’m pretty embarrassed about this, but I feel like I should share it as a cautionary tale. You can never be too careful, even when the...

The Wayne County Hog and Coon Jam the weekend of Feb. 21-23 saw hunters from some 50 communities and at least a half-dozen states gather at the Jaycee...

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Spring Family Fun Catching Whiting On The Georgia Coast
The barrier islands on the southeast Georgia coast are paradise for an outdoors enthusiast. They vary from the private and pristine to federally and state-protected reserves, but all share a degree of raw beauty that is tough to beat. In addition, they offer great recreational options for the locals as well as the hordes of tourists that frequent the area.

I had the pleasure of experiencing some great early season angling action...

GON Kids
As a Sunday School teacher, I teach my youth to share Christ with their friends—kids listen to kids! It works the same way when promoting hunting.

Samantha Fincher, 9, of Eatonton, killed her first deer last year while hunting with her mom Stephanie in Hancock County. The first kill lit a fire under this young lady. She decided that she was not only ready to take her hunter-safety course but that she wanted to get some other kids involved, too.

“I called our local DNR officer David Allen and asked if he could teach a class,” said Stephanie. “He agreed, and we had a group of 13 ranging from ages 8 to 18 years old.”

The class was hosted March 8 in Hancock County at the Harper Valley Hunting Club’s clubhouse, and all 13 kids passed.

“Later that night, Samantha said she was so happy that we were able to give them the opportunity to take the class, and it was a huge success,” said...

Native Plants For Better Summer Plots
Food plotting has come a long way in the last 10 years in the South and has evolved into a broader discussion about habitat. A number of informative studies have yielded tons of useful information on this subject but the volume of facts can be somewhat exhausting. Sometimes it pays to take a step...

Satilla River Redbreast Smackdown
Bass, stripers, redfish and rainbow trout steal the headlines in most print, but there is little that rivals the sheer fun of using ultralight tackle and catching panfish after panfish from a slow-flowing, blackwater, south Georgia river. After over a year of flooded rivers and very little fishing pressure, the overall fish populations in south Georgia rivers are primed for the best fishing in the...

GON's Tracking Dogs & Deer Coolers Lists
Here's GON's 2013 Dial-a-Tracking Dog and Deer Coolers lists. Some folks have dropped off the lists this year, but there are some new faces, as well. If you have a deer down, these lists should provide everything you need to find it and get it to a cooler for storage or processing.

To add a dog or processor to either list, call GON at (800) 438-4663.
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