Posts Tagged ‘Fishing’

Wow, I did NOT realize how long I’d gone without posting an update. I’ve done several hikes, been at the NRA Annual Meeting, done some bowfishing, and gone to Key West (curse you, Sea Urchin!) since my turkey season post.

Rather than blather on and on, I’ll just build a quick photo gallery.  No, that isn’t me getting married, it’s my youngest sister-in-law, I’m the fat guy in the hat, the Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses in the beach photo. So, here are some shots from the NRA show, bowfishing with Treetop Archery, Key West, something you should avoid stepping on, because you’ll end up in urgent care getting spines pulled out of your foot.

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Georgia Outdoor News

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By Daryl Kirby
Posted Thursday May 28 2015, 8:47 AM

Sportsmen are being asked to support efforts to raise hunting and fishing license fees. DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) has cut services to sportsmen over the years because of mandated budget cuts, and WRD says more money would allow the agency to return those services and also enhance and start new efforts.

Georgia’s resident license fees haven’t increased since 1992, and Georgia’s current fees are either the least expensive or close to it in every category among 16 Southeastern states.

So far there are no specific details on what programs WRD might implement to help hunters and anglers, but sportsmen are encouraged to give their opinions on a license-fee increase and what they’d like to see WRD do with additional funding.

Seven open meetings are being held this month. Sportsmen should certainly attend. It’s your money.

Read the rest of the article at

(Here are the meetings scheduled)

WRD License-Fee Open Meetings

All meetings 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

June 15: Gainesville Civic Center
Chattahoochee Room, 830 Green Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

June 16: Baxley City Hall
City Council Meeting Room, 282 East Parker Street, Baxley, GA 31513

June 17: Richmond Hill City Center
520 Cedar Street (in J.F. Gregory Park), Richmond Hill, GA 31324

June 22: Grace Fellowship Church
1971 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642

June 23: Red Top Mtn State Park
Group Shelter #1, 50 Lodge Road SE, Cartersville, GA 30121

June 24: Darton College
Room J121-123, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707

June 25: Miller-Murphy-Howard Building Conference Room, Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Larry Walker Parkway, (Exit 135 off I-75), Perry, GA 31069

My friend over at March’s Outdoor Adventures is running a fundraiser to sponsor youth activities in the outdoors:  Visit his “Help Youth Get To The Outdoors” fundraiser at GoFundMe and donate a dollar or more if you can afford it!

Here is the FaceBook page for March’s Outdoor Adventures, just click the image below.


Ok, except for one four hour span off of the pier at Gulf Shores, AL, two years ago, I haven’t fished in… lets just say ‘longer than a decade,’ shall we?   But I’ve got the bug again, and Georgia is supposed to be GREAT for fishing! (Just imagine Tony the Tiger saying that… GrrrrrrrrrEAT!)   I didn’t shoot the State Championships this year (I qualified twice, but I’m working on a few things non-archery related, and just didn’t feel competitive enough this year) so a-fishing I went.

All I caught today was a sunburn.  That’s OK, though, I fished enough in the first thirty years of my life (which I have to admit, were already some time ago) to know that sometimes, the fish aren’t biting.  Today was that day for me.  Luckily, the UV rays were out in force, and cloud cover or not, I now look like an extra from the OLD Star Trek TV show, bright, bright red.

I’m trying to save space for hunting season on this so-far-free WordPress account, so I’m going to post one photo and link that to the FaceBook account for 323 Archery, just click the photo to go to the album and view the rest if you want.

Yeah, I wore the coat for the Team Gable, and Real Avid logos. It spent the rest of the day in the locker, as my very-red arms and legs prove.

Yeah, I wore the coat for the Team Gable, and Real Avid logos. It spent the rest of the day in the locker, as my very-red arms and legs prove.

My method of making venison jerky without a dehydrator is featured in this magazine. (Highly abridged, I’ll post the whole article here later this year.)  Check the “Game to Flame” section for the short version!


Head over to Facebook and give a ‘Like’ to Dakota Hunting Guide Magazine, they’re feeling a wee bit lonely over there!  Just click the link above, or the image below, to go to their page.


This is from, and it was delicious.

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This recipe is simple – season your salmon with garlic powder and lemon pepper, then marinate the salmon in a four part, easy to make in almost any kitchen marinade:

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup water

Mix those ingredients until the sugar dissolves (which happens really quickly due to the soy sauce), then place the salmon in the marinade for 2+ hours. I marinated two salmon filets for about five hours.

Cook on medium-high on a pre-heated grill for approximately 6 minutes per side. The flavor is mildly sweet, not overpowering at all.

I served baked potatoes with chive-sour cream and shredded cheddar, starting with a light salad with garlic-ginger wontons.

Here is a link to the video for this recipe.

gnn-logoBy Good News Network Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Deer_on_Boat_by_Tom_SarteSome fish tales are hard to believe. But Tom Satre has the photos to back up the story.

Second Chance Ranch told the story on Facebook:

Satre told a reporter in Corvalis, Ore. that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.

“Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to… circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed. I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat.”

“In all my years fishing, I’ve never seen anything quite like it!”

Read more at the Good News Network

(Post found on Tenzing Outdoors FaceBook page)

Walton and McDuffie Hatcheries are holding their final fish distributions of the season on Jan. 17 and 18. They’ll be distributing bluegill, shellcracker and channel catfish. If you need fish for your pond, please have your application in by Jan. 14, 2013. Applications are available at