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Protection plan for reefs considered

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is believed to be the world's largest.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fisherman nets big catch, doesn’t break state record

ATLANTA - Turns out it takes more than catching the largest catfish in Georgia record to get your name in the history books.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Study: mercury in fish widespread

WASHINGTON - No fish can escape mercury pollution.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Protection sought for massive coral reef

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is believed to be the world's largest.

A 23,000-square-mile area stretching from North Carolina to Florida is just part of that entire reef tract now being proposed for protection from potential damage by deep-sea commercial fishing and energy exploration.

August 18, 2009 | By Brian Skoloff Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Many local anglers netting full catches

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Me and Ol' Tight Line were just sitting back talking about fishing and watching the rain.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Black rat snake is common

The black rat snake is one of the most common snakes in Georgia. Adults typically reach lengths of 3½-6 feet, but the record is about 8½ feet. This snake generally is solid black with white on its underside, although a faint pattern may show through on some individuals - possibly the result of breeding with another rat snake subspecies such as the gray rat snake or yellow rat snake.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Jekyll festival invites bird lovers

JEKYLL ISLAND - Fall is just around the corner and the birds are coming. It is the perfect time for the seventh annual Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival, set for Oct. 8-12 on Jekyll Island.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting

Hello fellow fishermen and lady anglers, Tight Line Jr., here. Ol' Tight Line says hello and he is doing well and can't wait until the fall so he can wet a hook.

August 10, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Chimney swift numbers swell for fall migration

Special to the Courier

August 10, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Why birds look worn

Many songbirds' feathers look a bit ragged in late summer, with some birds having bare spots on their bodies or even balding heads. This loss of feathers is called molting, and it is completely normal.

August 10, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Hummers feeding up

Do you suddenly have a lot more hummingbirds at your feeders? If so, you're witnessing the start of their fall migration southward toward Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In addition to the adults that traveled here to breed in the spring, the young that hatched out this year are heading out, too.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Wet weather isn’t scaring the fish away

Hi, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to all.

August 03, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Programs raise wildlife awareness

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frogs exhibit at Georgia Southern University. A bird-watching program drawing young and old through Columbus State University's Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Park. Georgia Wildlife Federation's new online guide to host plants for butterflies and moths.

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Report gauges birding interest

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bird watching is a multibillion-dollar activity nationwide with wide appeal in Georgia, where more than 1 million people took part in 2006, according to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Distinguish tell-tale fins

If you spot a gray dorsal fin sticking out of the ocean along Georgia's coast, the fin probably belongs to a dolphin or a shark.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Gill Park a step closer to reality

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December 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant ...

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Having a healthy holiday

'Tis the season to eat all the foods, enjoy all the parties and indulge in all things. That’s what makes the holidays wonderful and ...

November 30, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows epic battle between rival bucks

It’s not unusual for deer and other large animals to fight during the rut, as dominant males and younger contenders battle for mates and ...

November 27, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows hunter’s frighteningly close encounter with bull elk

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Late summer through fall is a time of year when encounters with wildlife often increase.

November 22, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


The fish are biting

I can feel the cool weather rolling in. And, friends and neighbors, I know the fish are biting from Shellman Bluff up to North Newport ...

November 21, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows salmon swimming across flooded road in Washington

SHELTON, Washington — Why did the salmon cross the road? In the case of this video from the Northwest, it appears that they have spawning on ...

November 17, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows deer chasing bobcat through backyard

CASTLE PINES, Colorado — What happens when a bobcat encounters a deer? That usually depends on the size of the bobcat and how hungry it is ...

November 17, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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