Richard (Buster) Barden, of Evans, spent his Mother's Day morning making one last try for his first gobbler. With his dad, Richard Barden, working the turkey call, the 12-year-old connected on this 17-pound bird in McDuffie County. Georgia's spring gobbler season ended Tuesday.
Thurmond Lake's reputation as a striped bass fishery is growing, especially with youngsters such as Justin Stonehill. The 12-year-old angler caught this 28-inch, 8.6-pound bass recently while fishing with his father, Malcolm Stonehill. It was Justin's biggest fish ever.