Hovey’s Outdoor Adventures – Hunt Destination Dawson, Georgia
Wild hog hunting with Jager Pro using thermal imaging scopes and Colt AR rifles was the reason for visiting Terrell County, but hearty welcomes from the City Manager, Chamber of Commerce and others might convince some people to migrate to this quiet rural location.
Terrell County is located in Southwest Georgia on higher ground drained by the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers to the east and west. This is an agricultural part of the state with peanuts and cotton being the major cash crops. Peanuts, which grow in the ground, are highly desired by wild hogs and gangs of them will ravage peanut fields, if not controlled.
Jager Pro, www.jagerpro.com, traps large numbers of hogs during mid-winter, but during the Summer and Fall relies on hunters using night-vision equipment to thin the population. I accompanied guide Lance Hopper and two other hunters on one of his successful night-time hunts.
During the visit I interviewed City Manager Barney Parnacott, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gina Webb, Albany Technical College’s Adult Education Director, Dianne Wimes, D.J. Smith from E-Z Pay hardware as well as newspaper editor Tommy Rountree to get a feel for the community. More specific information about nighttime hog hunting was provided by Mossy Creek Outdoors owner Dan Redmond.
Following the successful hunt Brandon Stolz headed back to Pennsylvania with two large sows, Torbin Wind to Denmark with fond memories of two unusual Georgia hunts and me home with some good pork for the freezer.
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On the cooking section I discuss scrapple making with Brandon Stolz and perhaps convince him to sample some Georgia Brunswick Stew on his drive back to Pennsylvania.
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