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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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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...

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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