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Seatrout : No Shrimp Needed

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Every two years, Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) hosts a series of public meetings to get hunter input prior to making...

Central Georgia hunters who hunt on private lands in Bibb, Houston or Twiggs counties will have a one-day opportunity to harvest a bear this Saturday,...

A 150-class buck is special, but when a 10-year-old kid is the hunter, it becomes water-cooler chatter. The lucky hunter was Randal...

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New Road-Kill Rut Map Explained
Editor’s Note: The following article and accompanying graphics were developed through research after a collaborative effort between the UGA Deer Lab, WRD and Georgia DOT.

Peak rut is that magical window of time when most hunters would like to be firmly planted in the deer woods. Unlike their northern brethren who breed primarily in November, Georgia deer have a more variable breeding calendar that ranges from October in some...

Youth
Hunting Club Hosts Special Weekend For Cancer Patient
On opening weekend of the 2014 Georgia archery season, the Buckeye Hunting Club of Oglethorpe County hosted an Outdoor Dream Foundation hunt.

The Outdoor Dream Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants outdoor adventures to children who have been diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.

On Sept. 12, 9-year-old Austin Scott, of Pelzer, S.C., and his parents, Marty and Leigh Anne, arrived for a weekend of hunting.

Austin has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is currently undergoing treatments.

Thanks to Senate Bill 309, known as Taylor’s Law, that went into effect July 1, 2012, Austin was able to obtain a special permit that allowed him to hunt with his rifle before Georgia’s gun season.

After settling into their camper for the weekend, Austin and his dad changed into camo for an afternoon hog hunt. Although they saw three hogs, Austin was unable to get a shot.

Hunting
The Golden Age For Georgia Grouse
My memories of hunting the ruffed grouse in Georgia’s high mountains began back in 1956 when I was taken under the wing and taught about a great game bird. The grouse hunter who I was taught by was none other than Arthur (Fats) Truelove, of Hall County.

Ask any Georgia grouse...

Fishing
Seatrout Without The Shrimp
Spotted seatrout are one of the most popular species along the Georgia coast. They are plentiful, excellent table fare and pretty accessible to anglers. Ask almost anyone in southeast Georgia, and they’ll tell you the best way to make them bite is with a live shrimp dangled under a float. The classic “trout rig” has been around forever, and most trout anglers use it. It simply...

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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