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Bob Kornegay

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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.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Spending a day at Reptile Central

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about his experience with different species of reptiles.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Wandering windward

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay explains his love-hate relationship with his old pal the wind.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Be wary, but don’t fear the harmless

There are a number of things outdoor enthusiasts regularly encounter that are dangerous and deserving of the utmost caution. However, there are also quite a few wild things encountered by outdoorsmen that strike fear into their hearts for no good reason. These creatures incite terror, panic, and sometimes even self-inflicted injury, all of which, in the end, are unnecessary.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Fish bait off the beaten path

Fishing with unconventional bait may prove to be the answer.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: And if you believe that one ...

Herald Outdoor Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about fishermen and their tendency to stretch the truth.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Spin doctors

Spinnerbaits are versatile lures for out-of-the-way places that anglers can use to slay the fish on almost any fishing trip.

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Options, options

Rather than artificials, using live baits for bass fishing around these parts can often yield better results.

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Bob Kornegay Column: Lost world found

Outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay writes about a breathtaking hiedaway he has found.

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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: Of cut poles and bent pins

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay writes about an encounters he has with an old man who has never been fishing before.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Turkey season set to kick off

Get out your rifles, bows and outdoor gear because Georgia’s turkey season is expected to be above average this year.

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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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OUTDOOR COLUMN: Hooked on fishing

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay recalls memories when lures turned into an occupational hazard.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Somehow, it seems kids always make the best of it

Herald guest columnist Bob Kornegay Even on a bad day in the outdoors, kids can still find the positives during an adventure.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: ‘Take a kid fishing’ is not just an empty cliche'

Taking a kid fishing can have a long-lasting impact on a child’s life, while also serving as a quiet, peaceful activity that beats out any inside activity and gets them used to appreciating the outdoors.

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OUTDOOR COLUMN: Spring turkeys not my cup of tea

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay would rather be fishing even though spring-like weather has made turkey hunting ideal.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Spiders --- more good than bad

Outside of killer spiders like the black widow seen here, Herald Outdoors Writer Bob Kornegay explains in this week’s feature why most of the eight-legged creatures aren’t all bad.

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Bob Kornegay outdoors column: From one weird child to another

Herald Outdoors writer Bob Kornegay writes about duck hunting.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: A good time, a good place

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay puts his readers in the moment on a recent fishing trip, explaining why there's no other place --- even when things don't exactly go according to play --- he'd rather be.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Happily and proudly insane

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay reflects on a cold winter in 1964 in south Alabama.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly Fishing Reports

Check out where the fish are biting around Southwest Georgia this week, as well as the recent awards won by Herald Outdoors Writer Bob Kornegay.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Be very, very still

Still-hunting deer can be just as effective -- and far less taxing physically -- than sitting in a stand for long hours.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Deer hunting is quite the drag

You would think Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay is a fan of deer hunting --- but, eh ... not so much.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: My pros and cons of body art

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay gives his take on tattoos, and how he's debated getting one to signify the outdoors over the years.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Making lemonade out of ...

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay recants a trip to Florida that didn't start or end well --- but everything in between made for some great memories.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Sentiment? Not just yet

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay reflects on a tacklebox he once bought once that turned out to have far more meaning than he ever imagined.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Nature has a way of healing, even here

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes this week about his vivid -- and oftentimes sad --- memories from visiting former battle grounds used during the Civil War.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Jack Crockford --- a man worth remembering

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay reflects this week on the life of Jack Crockford, who every outdoors enthusiast in Georgia owes a debt of gratitude too in one way or another.

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OUTDOORS: Dove hunting 101

Dove hunting -- the season for which opens Sept. 3 -- can be a great way for young, aspiring hunters to get their feet wet, provided all safety precautions are taken.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: I'm looking for payback

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay plots his revenge this week on waterfowls in general after all the angst they've caused him over the years.

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Bob Kornegay column: Please don't judge us all

Bob Kornegay writes about dedicated sportsman

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OUTDOORS: It's a perfect time for small game hunters

Hunting small game like squirrels, rabbits or raccoons can be just as rewarding as hunting deer or turkeys, and now is a great time to do it.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Snake-choking not for the sane of heart

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay takes a look at snakes, specifically why some people are afraid of them and why some people aren't at all.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

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

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Skill -- for a price

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay pokes fun at high-tech duck hunting.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: So foxy -- A squirrel of many coats

The fox squirrel can be found all across America, and is easily identified by the unique and varied colors of its fur, nose and tail.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Just look around -- it's death's beautiful season

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay takes a look at a subject that comes up a lot around this time of the year.

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OUTDOORS: Sit down, shut up, look and listen

Herald outdoors writer Bob Kornegay wants to show you how to enjoy nature.

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OUTDOORS: Another rude awakening

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay's fishing trip goes from a dream to a nightmare.

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OUTDOORS: Swamp Sojourn

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes this week about the the mystique of hunting in the swamp.

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Weekly Fishing Reports

Here is the area fishing forecast for the upcoming week.

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Many hazards for cycling outdoorsmen

Life was an adventure growing up for Bob Kornegay when he took his bicycle hunting.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: The truth does hurt

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay explains why, in his line of work, just because it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck --- doesn't always mean it's a duck.

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