SAVANNAH -The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary will hold a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council's working groups Dec. 18 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Dec. 19 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Courtyard Marriott Historic District, Savannah, Georgia (415 W. Liberty Street).
Well friends and fishermen, the wind has been blowing but the fish are still biting.
As recently seen on Georgia Public Broadcasting's program "Georgia Outdoors," there may be something lurking in the waters of the Altamaha River around Darien.
Winding over 2,100 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Main, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the path of the Appalachian mountains, passing through 14 states, two national parks, and eight national forests. Hikers are responsible for the upkeep of the primitive shelters and trailside campsites, seven to eight miles apart.
Hello friends and fishermen.
Hampton Island Preserve celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for its new equestrian center. The center, designed by Atlanta based architect Bill Foley, consists of 12 stalls. Each stall in the $2.2 million 6,612 square foot facility is 12x12 feet and has ceiling fans and automatic water dispensers for the horses. The horses that live in the stalls are trained for several different equine disciplines including jumping, dressage, and hunters.
Ray's Bay Pen will host a Dog Baying Competition this Saturday and Sunday in Long County.
Here are the results from Ray's Bay Pen Competition on Nov 17-18.
Well friends, it looks like the fishing was good all around this week.
By the time the sun is high enough to illuminate the patch of oak trees on the hill, a herd of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will have been feeding in the shadows for quite some time. A group of mature does, fawns and a few bucks browsing on the acorns strewn across the ground stop feeding only long enough to glance in the direction of the faintest noise or to engage in social activities. Once the air is warmed with the sun's light, the group will disappear at its leisure into the cover of the grassy creek bottoms nearby.
I received some fishing reports this week and was glad to them from several fishermen.
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These are the fishing reports I received from Raymond Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp:
FORSYTH - Halloween has come and gone, but superstitious fears and negative myths about bats live on, fed by the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. Others are better informed and realize that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.
History will come alive in front of your eyes! Fun for the whole family, bring your bicycles and soak up the coastal charm of Darien, Georgia's second oldest city Saturday, admission is free.
What to watch, attend:
Church members and local outdoorsmen gathered Jan. 25 in Gum Branch Baptist Church's fellowship hall for its 10th annual wildlife feast.
Due to their strong association with the military, Hinesville Rotary Club members are used to hearing presentations by Army Rangers.
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wild Turkey Federation are partnering to provide 10 youth an opportunity to learn about turkey conservation and experience hunting turkey with a guide.
Joseph Walraven got into powerlifting because he wanted to get in shape, but it's become a way he can help someone else get well.
BRUNSWICK - Thanks to some helpful fishermen, the Department of Natural Resources is learning more about one of the latest biological invaders to be found along the Georgia coast.
Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. The fishing as of late has been somewhat slow because of the cold weather. However, I do have some reports of locals, who wish to remain anonymous, catching plenty of trout out around the St. Catherines Island area. They mostly are using live shrimp and, occasionally, artificial bait.
Calling all kids who want to learn how to hunt turkey and have fun doing it.
Fort Stewart youths, ages 10-16, are invited to sign up for a shotgun-orientation class from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Center
MANSFIELD - For hunting enthusiasts who have dreamed of going beyond the rifle-shooting basics but weren't sure where to start, the Family Day at the Range series provides an opportunity. The sessions will offer training courses for participants who want to learn about or advance their knowledge of firearms safety. Attendees also will get the chance to shoot a variety of firearms.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season has come to an end for the year with the official closing Tuesday afternoon.
WAYCROSS - Commercial fishermen can take to the water at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, which is the opening day of the state's shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Shad season runs through midnight Monday, March 31.
Hello, friends and neighbors, Tight Line Jr. coming to you with a nice little holiday treat.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there was a regulation change in the number of available days to take deer of either sex depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning this month.
Question: After completing my round the other day, I was asked by another player, John, to explain a potential rules infraction that had occurred in his foursome. John said that Jack's ball had come to rest on the fringe of the green but up against the rough collar. Jack then took out his driver and used it to move his ball one club length from its original spot. John did not think this was legal under the rules of golf. Was it legal?