An Apple A Day

Jane W. from Georgia
writes to ask about doing something to hold deer in her area. “The area where
we have permission to hunt is mixed open fields and forests. We’ve planted some
food plots, but money is a factor relative to doing more food plots. Any
ideas on what we might do?” 

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Georgia’s Lake Lanier Holds Monster Spotted Bass

About 40 miles northeast of Atlanta, Lake Sydney Lanier attracts more than 7.5 million visitors each year. Many of those people come to catch world-class spotted bass. In fact, many people
believe Lanier could eclipse the 10.48-pound world record spot caught in California in 2001.

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Deer Are Nuts About Chestnuts

Zach T. from Georgia writes to ask about chestnuts. "I have heard that
chestnuts were loved by deer, but of course we no longer have American chestnut
trees. (A fungus wiped them out). Is there anything similar that I can plant that deer will eat?"

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The Okefenokee Swamp: ‘Land Of Trembling Earth’

The Okefenokee Swamp encompasses more than 700 square miles, 438,000 acres of freshwater swamp, and covers a 38- by 25-mile area. At the official National Wildlife Refuge entrance along the Suwannee Canal near Folkston, Ga., (44 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Fla.) Okefenokee Adventures provides guided boat tours, canoe rentals, a restaurant, new visitor center, a store, and other facilities.

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Turkey Hunting With A Little Help From A Friend

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we just need a little help, and what better place to find that help than from a friend? Mark Mansfield overcame a couple of accidents to hunt Georgia turkeys thanks to the help of his friend Jeff Lingrosso. The two had action aplenty!

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Just Beyond The Tree Line

An off-season, small game hunting trip revealed that my deer hunting area was not what it seemed to me … if I did a little more scouting, I would have discovered an oasis of deer habitat … just beyond the treeline.

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Quitting Times

I’ve read the statistics, and the information comes to mind even as I begin to think about quitting. Every year, more than 2,000 people begin the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, intending to hike all the way to Maine, but only about 100 of them make it. I’d been hiking for less than two weeks, and had entered the Stecoah Mountains just south of the Smokey Mountains. The Stecoah’s were a series of 4,000-foot climbs, made worse because I was having trouble finding water.

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Going Nocturnal After The Rut

Tony M. writes from Georgia to ask about deer going nocturnal after the rut. He said, “our season is winding down. The rut is just about over and I think the deer have gone nocturnal. What’s the best way to deal with this situation.”

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