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Coyote Trapping 201
Sometimes I just have to get a little dirt under my fingernails...

I’ve heard from a good number of folks who read my “Save A Fawn, Trap A Yote” feature in the May issue. I couldn’t have written such a step-by-step article without Ben Poole, of Social Circle. Ben explained in great depth what folks needed to do in order to successfully take the plunge and begin trapping coyotes.

After writing that article, I knew I wanted to trap on my own. I went to www.fntpost.com and invested $350 in six MB 550 traps and all the equipment I needed to get started. See page 19 of the May issue for a list of all the trapping supplies I purchased.

From May 24-June 9, I had six traps in the ground on my hunting club in Putnam County. How many coyotes did I catch? One, and it was as exciting as killing my first deer when I rounded the corner of the road that morning and saw that young male caught in the trap. However, my first coyote is...

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Deer
Chris Metcalf is a long-time member of the 7,500-acre Harris County Sportsman’s Club, land that was part of what was once known as Rocky Branch Plantation. If the name rings a bell, it’s...

Turkey
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
Clint Shipman won his third—and likely final—Georgia state duck-calling championship by topping a tough field of nine of the state’s elite competition duck callers. The event was held July 27 during GON’s Outdoor Blast at the Gwinnett Center. After a third state title, there is an unwritten but widely followed rule that duck callers don’t return to a state-championship event. Clint was the Georgia state champion in 2008 and 2010. With...

Thanks to a surge of cold air that blew through the state on Wednesday, Feb. 26, rabbit hunters will gladly take a pair of comfortable days to finish out rabbit season, which will close at dark on Friday, Feb. 28. GON Forum member "J Mitchell" pretty much sums up the feelings of all rabbit hunters on a recent post on the GON web forum: "Hot weather and rabbit hunting don't go together." For the last several weeks, temperatures have been in the...

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