Good Old Fashioned Hunting other hunters Improving Your Deer Hunting Working in the gobbler shop
 
Good Old Fashioned

Good Old Fashioned

Once upon a simpler time, quail hunts were a common sport among those in South Georgia and northern Florida. But this was a common man’s sport until rich industrial leaders like Henry Ford and John Rockefeller discovered it, built their own private plantations and added gentrification to the overall experience.

Hunting other hunters

Hunting other hunters

Hunters that saw much fewer deer this season than last might get suspicious that someone or something got to their deer before they did. While there are many factors that could result in the appearance of deer in your season — like weather, the lunar calendar, scents and rut peaks — wildlife biologists are denying […]

Improving Your Deer Hunting

Improving Your Deer Hunting

Deer season is winding down, and the season will soon be closed for another year. As one talks to different hunters, one soon finds out that some hunters do very well while others do not. What makes the difference? Several very good hunters were asked to give their secrets to successful deer hunting, and the following narrative will give the reader great insight into what makes for a successful deer season. Read on for ten tips from good whitetail deer hunters.

Working in the gobbler shop

Working in the gobbler shop

With fine factory-made knives, David Sellers strips thin slivers of wood from a long and hollow turkey box call. As he glides the knife around the inside of the box in his shop out in the country on the Decatur County line, tiny little ribbon curls of wood peel off and fall onto his workbench. “It’s just like a violin,” he said. “The wood is shaped until a sound resonates perfectly through the structure.”

Georgia 2014 fishing regulations

19 February 2014

Anglers can find the new 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “The 2014 guide provides anglers information on great places to fish and provides guidance on laws and regulations,” explains John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “We suggest that all anglers, new […]

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Red Snapper

Red Snapper

18 February 2014

Most commonly found in the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, red snapper feature a sloped profile, medium-to-large scales and a spiny dorsal fin. They are a prized food fish, caught for both commercial purposes as well as recreation, and are the most commonly hooked snapper in the continental […]

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English Pointer

English Pointer

18 February 2014

The English Pointer is a powerful, enthusiastic hunting dog. They are extremely high energy and very loyal. First bred in 16th century Europe, English Pointers were brought to the United States in the late 1800s and became known simply as “bird dogs”, particularly in the South. Bobwhite quail are considered classic English Pointer game, but […]

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Reeling in joy

Reeling in joy

18 February 2014

Beginning in the last few weeks of December and continuing into March, south Georgia bass will begin their pre-spawn transition. Big females will start unching up and feeding heavily on shad to get in shape for the annual spawn. This is absolutely the best time of year to get that once in a lifetime bass […]

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Wingate’s legacy continued through summer outdoors camp

Wingate’s legacy continued through summer outdoors camp

17 July 2013

The City of Bainbridge is working hard to preserve the legacy of Jack Wingate, “The Sage of Seminole,” through a summer day camp that teaches children and youth about a variety of outdoor activities, as well as our local history. Wingate was a local legend, known as much for his personality and love for life […]

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These grouper recipes are tasty and easy

17 July 2013

Grouper and the entire grouper family are probably the most popular saltwater food fish in the United States. Grouper belongs to the sea bass family, one the largest fish families in the sea. There are over 400 species of sea bass and as many as 85 varieties of grouper. I love the light, mild flavor […]

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‘Ling Ding’ brings big fish to Florida

‘Ling Ding’ brings big fish to Florida

17 July 2013

By Ron Childs Every spring, the ling start a migration up from south Florida up the west coast of Florida, heading over toward Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. These amazingly strong fish can grow up to 150 pounds and up to six feet long. These fish are brown and look like a cross between a catfish […]

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Scallops And Oysters Unshelled

Scallops And Oysters Unshelled

17 July 2013

The bounty from the Gulf of Mexico goes beyond its fish. It also includes some very tasty shellfish like scallops and oysters. However, obtaining these tasty delights is slightly different than catching fish. Scallops can only be harvested off Port St. Joe, Florida from July 1 through August 24. This involves diving to find them […]

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Some Practical Tips For Jet Ski Riders

Some Practical Tips For Jet Ski Riders

17 July 2013

by Joyce Kramer Can’t you easily picture yourself skimming over the waves, hair blowing free, warm sunshine on your body giving you that kind of tan that you can only get while out on the water. You can go fast and far, or you can go slow and easy. For this type of boating, the […]

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Fishermen can loan free tackle at state parks

Fishermen can loan free tackle at state parks

17 July 2013

From Georgia Department of Resources Whether you are planning to visit a Georgia State Park or Historic Site or you just happen to stop by one on a whim, be sure to come “cast” away your worries by fishing — whether you have the fishing equipment or not. The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, offered by […]

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