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Bob Kornegay

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Nothing better than the ol’ back porch

Herald Outdoors Columnist breaks down why he misses the days sitting around and gazing off a rustic old back porch.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Young anglers know how to cope

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the way children can turn a bad day fishing into a good day.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: The trip is what it’s all about

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the joys of vacation.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Take it all in — you won’t be sorry

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay encourages those outdoors to take in a nature scene that you might not think will wow you --- but will.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Making food plots make a difference

Properly maintained year round, food plots can be beneficial tools for deer management on a property, especially during the summer and other high-stress times of year.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: The man in the mirror

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about his thoughts when he stares into the mirror and sees his "facial hair and flowing mane."

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Mourning an ‘outlaw’

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the memories he shared with his dog, Catfish.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Game cameras greatly enhance feral hog trapping

Wild hogs can be lured to open, baited traps and then caught when game cameras are used to determine the proper time to set the trap and nab an entire group.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: ‘Pretty’ isn’t always that important

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay explains why some of the greatest things about the outdoors aren't always the most attractive.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Little sympathy for harried squirrel

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay recants an adventure with a pesky, bushytailed squirrel this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Some lies are too outlandish

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the adventures in a duck hunting club he belonged to long ago.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Here's a local roundup of how the fish are biting in area lakes.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Knocking on Heaven’s door

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about a miracle from Mother Nature on a sun-lit day at the lake.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick ...

As the temperatures warm up, the risk increases around Southwest Georgia for everyone’s least favorite parasite — the disgusting, blood-sucking tick — begins threatening.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing report

Here's a look at how the fish are performing in area lakes.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: A waterfowler’s postseason garage sale

Outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay has some fun with some interesting sales items from his personal collection.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Check out nature’s original fish finder

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay takes a closer look at the beloved blue heron.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Tips for post-spawn crappies

Post-spawn is a traditional transition time for crappies so anglers wishing to catch a limit of fish for the fryer and the freezer must learn how to pinpoint them to be successful.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Backyard wilderness serves its purpose

Outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay takes a look at the simple and unique outdoor wilderness that is close by.

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OUTDOORS: Giving bobwhites the edge

Greater concern for the conservation and proper maintenance of field-edge habitat goes a long way toward halting the decline of bobwhite quail populations.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: You never know who you're going to meet

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the random road buddies he has met on his travels.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing report

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Hey ... I'm just the messenger!

Herald Outdoors Columnist has passed along a lot of expert advice over the years about the outdoors --- but don't come looking for him if it turns out to be the wrong advice from time to time.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Canda geese --- nice or nuisance?

Canada geese can often be a pleasure to observe within a peaceful environment, but they have some other habits which make them a royal pain in the neck.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Sometimes it's all about the catching

For all the columns Herald Outdoors writer Bob Kornegay has written over the years about the nuances of going fishing, this one simply appreciates the art of landing the catch.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Deer management through culling: Feasible or not?

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about deer hunters who may or may not be qualified to manage deer populations by culling.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Those blasted fish spoiled my reverie

Herald Outdoor Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about a recent fishing trip that was ruined by some unresponsive fish.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: I have a ‘motorvating’ pastime

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about being motivated while duck hunting.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: We were all immortal at one time

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay explains why --- when you're young --- you feel invincible, yet that feeling fades completely once you get older.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Anyone seen my Brollwrap?

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay gives his ode to our neighbors across the pond this week.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Hazardous to your health

As close as your own backyard, there’s three plants to always be on the lookout for when you’re outdoors that could be dangerous to even brush up against: poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Take a trip across the pond

Some prefer to fish on lakes, rivers or in the ocean, but pond fishing may be the most relaxing, enjoyable and addicting form of the sport there is.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Finally -- the perfect retriever!

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay shares a series of humorous tales about his love-hate relationship with his Labrador retriever duck dogs over the years.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Canadians know more than just hockey

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about his experiences with outdoorsmen from Canada.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: My happy, wet feet

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay shares his thoughts about wetland wading.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Some folks just don’t get it

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay returns this week after a short break to offer his thoughts on why it seldom occurs to us humans that the earth is not our personal playground.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Hunting means much to those who do it

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes a heartfelt tribute to one of his favorite activities.

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OUTDOORS: Toxic flora are common area hazards

Herald Outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay makes Southwest Georgia residents aware that there are a number of poisonous plants many people may not recognize or might brush against or touch without realizing it.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Bream fishing --- somehow we always outgrow it

Fishermen forget the beauty and value of catching the bream, a blue-collar fish that still has a place in every fisherman’s life.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Finding the perfect hunting buddy

Bob Kornegay writes about how tough it is to find the perfect hunting buddy.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Check out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Good ol’ Mountain Magic

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay says he has found over the years that when it comes to outdoors adventures, nothing beats a trip to the mountains.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Check out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Deep South fox hunts not suitable for minors

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about his memories of fox hunting.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: As close as I could come

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay recounts a fishing experience with a preacher.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Check out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Flathead catfish are big, bad, ugly and fun

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the unglamourous and large flathead catfish, which are arguably the best tasting of all our catfish species.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: A reminder about safe boating

With summer upon us it's a good time to go over safe boating ideas.