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This is the link to our new site  www.cobbslegion.com   the info there is updated this 20m site will be used if and when the new site goes back down


     Guys, at this time I have NO IDEA what happened to our new site, so this will be the site we use. Bare with me as I update, make changes to and "modernize" this site.   We are one of the largest hunting clubs in North Georgia. We have one of the most aggressive food plot programs in the state! Check out our photos. The dues this year are $530.00 per person. We also have "family" dues for spouses and dependents 18 and under. If your looking for a "its brown its down" club, good luck in your search. We have a Two (2) doe, 90lb rule this coming season and a four (4) on a side, with a 12 inch spread rule on our bucks. ----Update--- I "pulled the trigger" too soon on the doe rule for this season, I've seen our herd is in much better condition than I first thought it was. We've had a good fawn drop and survival rate this spring. While the coyotes did do some damage, turns out its not as bad as I thought, we'll stay with the two doe rule but with a third doe "optional" for this season, at two does only our herds will re-coop sooner but with some of us taking none, one or two and others taking three, it'll only take a little longer to get  back to the clubs carrying capacity.

     Like most of North GA, we have a coyote problem. Mr W. brought in a trapper and he's done well. Some of our hunters have also reached out and touched a few coyotes during season. The coyotes have been reduced and, if the fawn drop looks good this spring, next season we'll go back to a three (3) Doe limit.

     The question from prospective new members that always comes up now is: membership numbers. I'll try to answer that here, it's a "floating" number. I base the number of members on the clubs expenses each year. Our lease is $10.50 a acre, simple math shows that it takes a minimum of 61  members just to pay the lease. One of the challenges of a lease this size is the finances. On one side, its a club and has to managed as such; on the other side, it as to be seen as a business and managed as such. I hope that this has been some help.

     this year other than the standard maintenance, upkeep, seeds, chemicals, pegboard map, and "normal" expenses. On a personal note, I've had this lease for many years now and enjoyed every minute of it. As I understand it, we're the third largest club in North GA. However, the two others have tracts in different counties so that would make us the largest in one continuous tract. Being a member of this size club is not for everyone and I realize that I can't please everyone. As in the past, I'll continue to do what I feel is the best for our herds and the club. Thank you for taking a look at us. If you have any questions about our club, please feel free to call Steve Seals (club president) at 770-577-6030 or 404 406 7501 before nine (9) P.M. est or e-mail to dixie306@bellsouth.net Good Hunting!

Updates:

      The club property maps have been updated and as of mid June, the coyote removal count is at 94. I've been checking the club for tracks and scat and very little of either have been found. What I have found seems to be only transit yotes passing though. One other thing on predators, we're blessed this season with a large black bear population. I wish us all Good Luck with taking a Ga bear this season!

     PLEASE click on the link below, member or not, this is very important information that will affect most of Ga's hunters sooner or later. GON just ran some great info about coyotes. Thanks to Mr W we're about six months ahead of the rest of state on handling them. I'm teaching myself how to trap and have no intentions of ever allowing them to gain a foothold here again.


Can they be hunted? SURE

Can they be hunted out? NO


     I've done a lot of reading and research on them and, though they're fun to hunt, trapping is really the only way to lower their numbers and minimize the impact on our fawns. At 66 trapped and/or killed, that averages out to approximately ten packs gone. Eliminating the alpha male and alpha female is the most affective way to get rid of the problem.


  http ://www.qdma.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Fawn-Survival-Article.pdf

     The plots to be replanted have been sprayed and the seed is ordered. I'll be planting "Double Cross" from Whitetail Institute again. It's the best mix for our soil I've found. It did well on the new plot and I hope for the same results in the other plots. There has been a new SELECT cut of 220 acres starting at the 4-way. The cut opened up some hardwood bottoms that I had forgotten about in that section. It should be beautiful there this fall.

We believe in letting the little ones walk!


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