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Every February GON publishes its exclusive listing of Georgia Lake & River Records. Since last February’s printing of GON’s list,...

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Wonder Week For Wilkins Brothers
Two brothers kill giant bucks two days apart on different properties.

What are the odds?

Anybody who hunts deer in Georgia knows the odds against it are astronomical. This isn’t Illinois or Kansas, where giant bucks are killable because of the narrow ribbons of habitat and small woodlots between farms. This is Georgia, where the woods are big, thick, the habitat endless; where an untold number of mature bucks...

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"Big Brow" Dooly County 18-Point Buck
One of the most impressive bucks killed in Georgia this season was an 18-point Dooly County deer that has total inches galore and brow tines that don’t quit. The buck, appropriately named “Big Brow,” was a family effort. It was shot by Scott Kirbo, of Atlanta, on Nov. 8.

“My dad, uncle and I have been dreaming about this day since we began seeing pictures of Big Brow this summer on our trail cameras,” Scott said. “We had a friendly competition over who would get this once-in-a lifetime deer.”

All three were in their Dooly County stands Nov. 8.

“It was a cold and still morning. The conditions were perfect, and we were in the middle of the rut,” Scott said. “Although the conditions seemed perfect, the morning had been slow, with only a couple does showing themselves. I was getting impatient. All of a sudden, I looked up and saw Big Brow standing in a food plot about 150 yards in...

Hunting
Going Hog Wild!
Deer season had just ended in 2014. It was on a Saturday, and there was no football on television, so I grabbed my Obsession Sniper bow and fanny pack, grabbed some camouflage and my rubber boots, and headed to the swamp to stalk a hog in the Oconee river basin.

I have been stalking...

Fishing
Winter Bass On West Point
West Point is an excellent lake to have fun catching bass right now, especially if you follow the tips of a local expert who can catch winter bass shallow, deep and in between.

West Point, located on the Chattahoochee River along the Georgia-Alabama border, has a good population of both spotted bass and largemouth. It is a fairly new lake, dammed in the late 1970s, so there are a...

GON's Tracking Dogs & Deer Coolers Lists
Here's GON's 2014-2015 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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