From the Captain’s deck

From the Captain’s deck

  The Best Fishing is in the Summer Capt. Ryan Kelley, Southbound Charters      If you really like to fish in saltwater, and if you like to catch big fish, summer is your time of year down in the Florida Panhandle.  What makes the summer so special is that water temperature gets up above 70 […]

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New Zealand bull tahr

New Zealand bull tahr

“The List” Hunting Bull Tahr on the South Island of New Zealand! Story and Photos by Buddy Boyett   Alright, I admit it. My wife calls me “Bubba”. I am your prototypical XXL deep Southern good ole boy. I stand 6’4” bare footed and weigh 250 pounds buck naked. My accent is as thick and […]

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Predators in the shallows

Predators in the shallows

Sharks at the Beach by Ron Childs In 1916, four swimmers were killed by a great white shark off the beaches in New Jersey.   This became the basis for the movie Jaws. This movie has fueled a fear and a fascination with sharks that has been unprecedented in modern history. So what are the facts […]

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Fanning Toms: A method of turkey hunting that gives solid results

Story and Photos by Buddy Boyett Get ready!” Terry said as multiple gobbles reverberated from over the hill. “If you don’t shoot the lead bird he will attack me.” He warned. I was about to call “Bull” when five long beards topped the knoll and headed straight for him on a string. Terry was squatting […]

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Contest winner can fish, hunt free for life

Contest winner can fish, hunt free for life

From Georgia Department of Natural Resources It’s the sporting opportunity of a lifetime. Georgians can win the right to hunt and fish for free for life statewide in a new contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation. Visitors to the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WildlifeResourcesDivisionGADNR) can enter the Labor Day drawing for […]

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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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Harrells use antlers to create beautiful pens

Harrells use antlers to create beautiful pens

By Justin Schuver Like many people in Bainbridge, Benny Harrell and his father, Ronnie, are avid deer hunters. It’s no surprise, then, that they’ve amassed quite a collection of massive deer antlers. However, the question soon arose about what to do with the leftover smaller antlers. Benny Harrell said that they started to keep those […]

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Webster has shot his way to success

Webster has shot his way to success

By Justin Schuver Christopher Webster, an 18-year-old from Bainbridge, has already made a name for himself in the sport of competitive shooting. Webster, who is a 2012 Bainbridge High School graduate and currently a freshman at Valdosta State University, has been competitively shooting since his days as a student in the county’s 4-H program. “I […]

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Hunters can use phone app for information

Hunters can use phone app for information

Special to Rifle & Rod Georgia hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts now have an app of their own, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Guide, powered by “Pocket Ranger” technology, is the official app of the Georgia DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division. […]

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