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  • Georgia Hunting Regulations

    Hunting regulations is something that every hunter must know to avoid being on the wrong side of the law. Tracking and hunting game can be a fun and adventurous pursuit, but you don't want to ruin it by facing citations and court dates. If you're hunting large game like deer, you must not only be aware of the seasons to be get the best hunt possible, but you must also know based on state and county laws. Deer hunting seasons is at its end, but here's what to know the next time the seasons...
  • Georgia House passes Safe Carry Protection Act by huge margin protecting gun owners

    Tuesday the Georgia House listened to arguments on the Safe Carry Protection Act for over two hours and passed the measure by a margin of 2:1.The pro-gun bill would allow increased concealed carry across the state, including in schools by teachers, protect gun owners from illegal seizure of their guns during times of emergency, and over all change several facets of the existing gun laws in the state. The bill, HB 875, also known as the...
  • Georgia hunters could soon be able to use suppressors

    Often mistakenly called silencers, sound suppressors may soon be a standard option for Georgia sportsmen in the woods of the Peach State. Georgia Senate Bill 93, to allow the use of legally registered sound moderating devices, passed the state Senate Feb. 26th by a slam dunk vote of 43-10. The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, with Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, as a co-sponsor. \"I sponsored this legislation to allow responsible firearms owners to use...
  • The Bloodhound

    If you you\'re in the market for a large hunting dog, then consider the bloodhound. Aside from making great hunters, they are also great pets, because of their gentleness and friendly demeanor. And since we have large game out here in Georgia, like deer, bear and boar, bloodhounds are among the best when it comes to tracking big game. The bloodhound has a history going all the way back to the Dark Ages, originally bred to hunt larger game, but became used over time to track people....
  • The impact of Georgia's new gun laws on hunters and shooters

    On July 1, House Bill 60, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal (R) back in April went into effect. The bill has mainly gained attention due to its enhancements of concealed carry rights across the state. However, it includes some interesting changes to hunters in the state as well as sets up a new set of legal challenges that some are taking to court already. What is it? The bill, which faced an uphill fight from Democrats in both the state house and senate, is a 29-page (pdf) enhancement to the...
  1. The impact of Georgia's new gun laws on hunters and shooters

    On July 1, House Bill 60, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal (R) back in April went into effect. The bill has mainly gained attention due to its enhancements of concealed carry rights across the state. However, it includes some interesting changes to hunters in the state as well as sets up a new set of legal challenges that some are taking to court already. What is it? The bill, which faced an uphill fight from Democrats in both the state house and senate, is a 29-page (pdf) enhancement to the...
  2. Georgia hunters could soon be able to use suppressors

    Often mistakenly called silencers, sound suppressors may soon be a standard option for Georgia sportsmen in the woods of the Peach State. Georgia Senate Bill 93, to allow the use of legally registered sound moderating devices, passed the state Senate Feb. 26th by a slam dunk vote of 43-10. The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, with Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, as a co-sponsor. \"I sponsored this legislation to allow responsible firearms owners to use...
  3. Deer Skull Mount (Part Two)

    In part two of this article, we\'re going to delve into specifically how you can mount your deer skull antlers, and creative ways you can go about decorating the skull. There are all sorts of creative uses you can do with a deer carcass, including the skull. If you\'re looking for an antler mount in the same fashion as a ram mount, here\'s what to do. Antler Mount Image from WT Taxidermy With your hacksaw, remove the antlers, but cut an oval shape in the skull plate. If you haven\'t...
  4. Deer Skull Mount (Part One)

    Image from Pinterest Throughout history, men would sever the antlers or skull tops of animals and wear them as status symbols. Wearing such antlers had different meanings, depending on the location and time period in history, but they are a unique sight to behold. We get a fair amount of healthy bucks with prominent antlers here in Georgia, which is why it will be quite a decorative piece in your home, or your helmet, if you happen to be a biker. Think of how great it would look in your...
  5. Georgia House passes Safe Carry Protection Act by huge margin protecting gun owners

    Tuesday the Georgia House listened to arguments on the Safe Carry Protection Act for over two hours and passed the measure by a margin of 2:1.The pro-gun bill would allow increased concealed carry across the state, including in schools by teachers, protect gun owners from illegal seizure of their guns during times of emergency, and over all change several facets of the existing gun laws in the state. The bill, HB 875, also known as the...
  6. The Bloodhound

    If you you\'re in the market for a large hunting dog, then consider the bloodhound. Aside from making great hunters, they are also great pets, because of their gentleness and friendly demeanor. And since we have large game out here in Georgia, like deer, bear and boar, bloodhounds are among the best when it comes to tracking big game. The bloodhound has a history going all the way back to the Dark Ages, originally bred to hunt larger game, but became used over time to track people....
  7. Storing and Preserving Deer Meat

    Image from twitchy.com Empty shelves has been a common sight around Atlanta and North Georgia region, and I can attest this firsthand when I went to my local Wal-Mart to pick up some bread. In times of distress, issues of food scarcity comes to mind, and hunting for your own food is a skill that will come in handy should the worst occur. When it comes to deer, you're always in the right hands when looking for lean meat. In my last article about hunting in snow, I gave some tips about...
  8. Hunting on Georgia Land

    I live up here in North Georgia, so deer around here are a regular sight around these parts. If I walk my dog around the evening, I can regularly spot as deer as scurry up and down a public road, and vanish once my presence is known. Where I live is a hunter\'s paradise, since there is a vast forest right across where I live, but most of the land is restricted because it is private property. This is a common problem that hunters come across, and it can be frustrating, since deer can be in...
  9. Georgia Hunting Regulations

    Hunting regulations is something that every hunter must know to avoid being on the wrong side of the law. Tracking and hunting game can be a fun and adventurous pursuit, but you don't want to ruin it by facing citations and court dates. If you're hunting large game like deer, you must not only be aware of the seasons to be get the best hunt possible, but you must also know based on state and county laws. Deer hunting seasons is at its end, but here's what to know the next time the seasons...
  10. Exercise For Your Hunting Dog

    In the off-season, your dog will become less active over time. The spring and summer months are times when dogs tend to get lazy, especially solid hunting dogs like the Whippet or Setter breeds. That\'s why it\'s important to exercise your hunting dog daily, but it can be tough, since we don\'t always have the time. But exercising your dog will not only prepare them for the next hunting season, but it will maintain their health. Simple Exercises The next time you exercise, such as walking...
  11. Hunting Deer in Snow

    In light of Georgia's snow storm this week, this is a great opportunity to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of hunting in the snow. We don't get much snow down here, and the snow and ice has since melted, but it certainly won't be the last snow storm in Georgia, and hunting in frigid conditions offers benefits and challenges that will test your skills as a hunter. Some will not bother hunting in snow, but others may see it as an interesting and fun challenge. Snow Trails Let's...
  12. PLPs Georgia Hog Hunting Tutorial

    My friend PLP wrote this tutorial for my site a few years ago. Maybe it will help some of the new hunters. In no particular order here is some random info to get you started... When stalking try to come in from downwind, and if you see a hog get down wind as quickly as possible. The #1 defense of a hog is his nose. Hogs that are feeding around are soooo easy to get, but when they are bedded down, and things are quiet they hear you approaching. When jump shooting bedded hogs you better be a...
  13. Good Georgia Brush Guns

    From Dalton in the Smokies near the Tennessee line to Valdosta near Florida, the Peach State is thickly covered in dense forests. In fact, over 23 million acres in the state is timberland. By extension, this puts Georgia hunters, facing rough terrain, as some of the most diehard brush gun fans in the world. What is a Brush Gun? (Its hard to find a better brush gun than a Marlin or Winchester lever action rifle) Simply put, the characteristics of a good brush gun are small size, coupled...
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