Growing big deer — here’s a plantation owner does it

Growing big deer — here’s a plantation owner does it

By Ron Childs Avid deer hunters in north Florida and south Georgia have always heard about the big deer in Georgia and the small deer in Florida. Stephen Holman is a man on a mission to change all of that. He grows big deer. Holman is a highly successful attorney in Pensacola, Fla., who specializes […]

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You can hunt 600-pound deer off Indian Pass

You can hunt 600-pound deer off Indian Pass

By Ron Childs Avid deer hunters are surely thinking right now that the title of this article is a little crazy. Deer don’t get that big — especially in Florida. Well, think again. They do get that big. Right here, in the Florida Panhandle, there is a species of deer introduced to this area by […]

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Southern Woods offers a ‘quality quail hunting experience’

Southern Woods offers a ‘quality quail hunting experience’

By William Hand Just a step outside Sylvester, Ga., rests a beautiful tract of land that offers hunters the opportunity to engage in arguably the most exciting wing shooting sport on earth. Southern Woods Plantation, located on Highway 33 in Sylvester, strives to provide hunters with “South Georgia Quail Hunting at its Best…” Rifle & […]

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Hunting helps balance student-athlete’s life

Hunting helps balance student-athlete’s life

By Brennan Leathers College student Keenan Adams says he uses hunting to help him balance the demands of being a student-athlete. Fortunately for him, his home-away-from-home has some prime hunting to offer. Adams, who is from Bainbridge, but is attending Colorado State University on a football scholarship, has hunted in several different countries but is […]

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JAKES introduces youth to the outdoors

JAKES introduces youth to the outdoors

Special to Rifle and Rod The National Wild Turkey Federation’s JAKES and Xtreme JAKES programs introduce youth to hunting, fishing, camping and the outdoors through field days, local chapter events, scholarships, and more. Hundreds of JAKES, Xtreme JAKES and JAKES Take Aim events are held across the United States and Canada each year. There is […]

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Patterning longbeards is key to success

Patterning longbeards is key to success

By Sam Klement Picture yourself pulling into your favorite hunting lease well before daylight. You quietly and slowly open your door and grab your shotgun as you prepare for your journey into darkness. There’s a certain sense of freedom and excitement in leaving the truck behind. Your heart starts pumping faster as you approach the […]

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Need to change your hunting luck? Try these superstitions!

Need to change your hunting luck? Try these superstitions!

by Joyce Kramer While waiting for a shot at their prey, the modern hunter can not help but think about what it was like back in the days of wooden guns and iron men. The fact is, there were a lot of superstitious practices that are used by the modern hunter to ensure a good […]

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What kind of gear, for that special time of year?

What kind of gear, for that special time of year?

By William Hand From decoys, calls, waders to well-trained dogs, finding the right remedy to control your duck fever can only be tamed when the limit is reached. With the massive movement of the Robinson boys (stars of the hit television show Duck Dynasty on A&E) down in Louisiana, non-duck hunters have tuned in and […]

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Southern Legends Plantation great for smaller parties

Southern Legends Plantation great for smaller parties

By BRENNAN LEATHERS Hidden away off Georgia 309 South between Fowlstown and Attapulgus, Southern Legends Plantation bills itself as an affordable, laid-back hunting experience for small groups of people. The plantation, “a South Georgia shooting preserve and hunting lodge,” is home to quail, turkey and deer hunting. The owners of the plantation are Ronnie Boyce […]

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An encounter with a gator … hunting on ‘The Real Wild Side’

By Joyce Kramer Some years ago, I did a story on the Georgia State Department of Natural Resources and how they hunted alligators. A ranger invited my husband, Dale, and me to come along on a hunt to really see what it is like. Not wanting to be out in the swamp at night, I […]

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