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The Art of Camouflage
What is your definition of the word “camouflage?” There is no right or wrong answer, but what if one of those definitions could make you a better hunter? Meriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary defines camouflage as a noun, a verb and an adjective. As it pertains to hunting as a noun, the definition would be a way of hiding something by painting it or covering it with leaves or branches to make it harder to see. As an adjective, the definition of camouflage would be to describe colors or a pattern. It is my belief that the definition as a verb is the most important. That definition is to hide by covering up or making it harder to see. This is an action, and when this action is done correctly, it can make you a better hunter.

I divide the art of camouflage into three parts: Visual, auditory and olfactory.

Visual Camouflage

I sometimes go overboard when it comes to visual camouflage, but I always err to the side of caution. This...

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A giant, 16-point buck has been killed at Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. The hunter, Joey Bickford, of Valdosta, was drawn for the Nov. 6-8 either-sex quota hunt. On the afternoon...

Boom! The thunderous gobbling abruptly ends. It’s the perfect end to a perfect morning. Subduing the flopping bird, it’s time to head back...

Small Game
One or more poachers have ruined duck-hunting memories that were to be made this Saturday as duck season opens in Georgia. While doing regular checks in Laurens County on Riverbend and Beaverdam WMAs yesterday, Nov. 19, Wildlife Technician Robert Sanders found multiple sites where violators placed corn to attract ducks. "We are having to post sites at both River Bend and Beaverdam WMAs as closed for waterfowl hunting indefinitely, until all the bait is...

As the fall rolls on, more and more hunters will begin to shift their thoughts from deer hunting to other things, like squirrel hunting. However, this change in thinking comes with a problem, at least if you’re a mountain hunter. Squirrel populations in northwest and northeast Georgia are at the lowest they’ve been since 1968, when populations also took a nose dive. “Hunters are frustrated,” said Kevin Lowrey, WRD biologist, and  a hunter, out of...

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