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Some of my fondest hunting memories have come when pursing deer and hogs a mile or more from the truck. My most recent memory is from...

We can hear it now... daylight breaks, and the sound of braying donkeys echoes through the deer woods. Hunters, refusing to throw up their hands and...

As expected, this annual dove shoot had plenty of shooting and a number of limits, but it was a visit from an American hero that made the day so...

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Change Gears For Better Deer Hunting
It was one of those mornings where I did not need an alarm clock. I had a great stand location picked out and was eager to slip into the thicket undetected. My goal was to hunt the new stand location I had discovered and shoot the mature buck that would be passing less than 10 yards from the tree I had chosen. My visions of grandeur quickly changed into a mirage when I checked the wind direction. It was from the northeast, and I did not want to...

Creating Those Special Opening Weekend Memories
The weather for Georgia’s 2009 deer season was predicted to be perfect not only for hunting but for camping. And when I say camping, I mean in a tent with no running water and no electricity for the weekend.

So as opening day approached, we spent many hours getting camping gear together, as well as hunting gear. I would make list after list of things I didn’t want to forget and have to come back home for: tent, sleeping bags, air mattress, pillows, lanterns, matches, grill, stove, cooking utensils, just to name a few things. If you didn’t know better, you would think we were going to be camping for the next six months with all the stuff we carry.

I would also make two shopping lists. One list was for me—the Walmart list—and one was for my wife—the grocery store list. As she went through her list, she started complaining as she wondered how much food we could eat in just four days. Then I used the old ploy, “You...

Go Low-Impact When Hunting Big Bucks
It is often said that a hunter’s first time in a particular area yields the best odds of taking a mature buck, or any deer for that matter. The reason for this is simple: The hunter alerts deer to his presence, and the deer adjust accordingly.

I am a firm believer that it only...

A Three-Way Plan To Catch Georgia’s Coastal Reds
October is one of the best periods of the year for redfish along the Georgia coast. According to Spud Woodward, the director of the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia DNR, the life cycle of the red drum provides three varied angling opportunities during the fall.

“There are three distinct populations of redfish in the area around the Golden Isles during October,”...

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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