Video games are fun way to ‘hunt at home’

Video games are fun way to ‘hunt at home’

By William Hand Children are generally easy to shop for, when it comes to Christmas presents. Kids make the list and aggravate the parents about what specific items to have under the tree. For the outdoors-loving parents out there, a new game by Cabela’s may be the perfect tool for learning techniques, as well as […]

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BHS grad has earned international renown as wildlife painter

BHS grad has earned international renown as wildlife painter

By Justin Schuver A love of the outdoors, as well as a love of art, have led to a lucrative career for James Partee Jr. Partee, a 1967 graduate of Bainbridge High School, has earned a variety of awards and honors in his 35-year career as an artist, naturalist and conservationist. Completely self-taught, Partee has […]

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Braswell turns deer into custom displays

Braswell turns deer into custom displays

By BRENNAN LEATHERS Gary Braswell used to be a police officer who liked to go hunting, but now, taxidermy and meat processing are his full-time job and he wouldn’t have it any other way. During deer season, Braswell and his employees at True Life Taxidermy clean about 15 to 20 deer every day. Their busiest […]

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Snake boots vs. chaps, what’s the best choice?

Snake boots vs. chaps, what’s the best choice?

By Justin Schuver Hunters who travel out into the south Georgia woods know that they’re very likely to encounter poisonous snakes, especially in the fall months. However, outdoorsmen have a number of prevention methods at their disposal — including snake boots and snake chaps. Banks Miller, the manager of Southern Trading Company in Bainbridge, said that […]

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Morris has extensive collection of naval store items

Morris has extensive collection of naval store items

By Justin Schuver From the outside, it’s an unassuming metal shed. But inside, there’s an extensive collection of naval store items that few can match. The collection belongs to Jim Morris, a retired chief deputy with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Georgia was the world’s leading producer […]

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Stott enjoys knife making

Stott enjoys knife making

By Joe Crine Knife making is an art, and local South Africa native and professional photographer Bob Stott has perfected it at his home workshop on Day Drive. For the past two years, using local materials, he has manufactured various kinds of cutlery, ranging from kitchen knives to hunting knives to various kinds of specialty […]

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Ethanol fuel can ruin boat motors

Ethanol fuel can ruin boat motors

By BRENNAN LEATHERS News Writer It’s hard to imagine someone voluntarily using fuel that can damage a motor, but that’s what many boat owners are forced to do when they fill up their boat. Due to environmental regulations adopted by the federal government, many gas stations and marina fueling stations are now using a fuel […]

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