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Bears search parks for food

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bears in Georgia, a more common sight in spring and summer, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in the pursuit of an "easy" meal. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, there have been at least four North Georgia bears with their heads caught in a variety of objects in recent years - from a tin milk can to a plastic pickle bucket.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Bass, BoatU.S. announce partnership

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The nation's leading bass fishing organization and recreational boating association have teamed up to give bass anglers a bunch of benefits that will help them get the most out of their trailerboat angling. The new BASS and BoatU.S. Angler alliance announced today will give BASS members the opportunity to join BoatU.S. Angler – part of the nation's largest recreational boating association – for only $12.50 annually. In addition, the alliance offers BoatU.S. Angler boat insurance with additional policy features available only to BASS members.

July 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

That’s enough for a fish fry

Hey, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tightline says hello and hopes you're catching fish.

July 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Dolphin Project marks 20 years

SAVANNAH - Citizen-naturalists of The Dolphin Project have completed 20 years of work in the nation's longest-running dolphin research program staffed by volunteers.

July 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Sapelo mansion a historical gem

SAPELO ISLAND - History, architecture, nature and relaxation intersect at Reynolds Mansion on the intimate Georgia barrier island of Sapelo, creating a business retreat experience perfect for small groups in search of reflection and focus.

July 13, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

July 4 anglers have good luck

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here. I hope everyone had a good old down-on-the-coast-style 4th of July. It sure was real nice to be down in the Lowcountry with family, friends, some good barbecue, a bowl of beans, coleslaw and a chilly beverage - now that's living.

July 13, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

State encourages residents to get outdoors this summer

ATLANTA - The state's "Get Outdoors Georgia" initiative encourages citizens to lead healthy, active lifestyles in the great outdoors. Coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources, the program includes hiking, biking and paddling clubs, as well as outdoor events. Now, a new series from DNR Commissioner Chris Clark highlights affordable getaways and outdoor activities close to home.

July 13, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD facts: Pest control on the fly

If you hear an ascending "wheep" whistled from the treetops, a great crested flycatcher is nearby. As its name suggests, this large songbird is a pest controller. It eats not only flies, but also beetles, wasps, bees, crickets, moths and caterpillars, plus fruits, berries and, rarely, hummingbirds.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Shell of rare snail found

While working recently on a gate at a Catoosa County cave, gate builder Kristen Bobo found a relict snail shell. Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologist Jason Wisniewski, who was helping with the project to protect bats, recognized the species as the spiny riversnail (lo fluvialis).

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Conservation efforts help cerulean warbler

FORSYTH - When surveys this spring confirmed cerulean warblers singing in north Georgia forest openings created to attract them, the news was music to Nathan Klaus' ears. It was also confirmation for Klaus and others that some conservation efforts take years to see results.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Free lionfish lectures in July

Lad Akins, director of special projects for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a Florida based nonprofit group, will speak about the current status and groundbreaking successes of partnerships and rapid response to the unprecedented invasion of lionfish along the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Lady angler has top catch so far

Angler Maryann Wilson caught this 125-pound sailfish in Golfito, Costa Rica, in March. "OK all you fishermen, the battle is on and so far, this lady has you all beat. Eat your hearts out!" Wilson said.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD facts: Coastal birding

Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Grab your binoculars and take a self-guided tour along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. With a wide variety of habitats across the trail's 18 sites, more than 300 of the state's 400 bird species have been spotted along this route. Favorites include the brightly colored painted bunting, the majestic bald eagle and the endangered wood stork.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

So many fish it’s hard to keep up

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here with a few fishing reports from around the coastal area.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

River keepers announce mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville, GA. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

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Firearm deer season opens Saturday across state

SOCIAL CIRCLE - If you have never had that pre-opening day of firearms deer hunting season feeling, let this be the year you experience it. Firearms ...

October 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 7 jackets for fall and winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures dropping and snow more common in the higher elevations, it’s time to think about busting out your favorite jacket ...

October 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Fall colors painting Georgia’s parks

ATLANTA - Every October, Georgia's mountains turn to a vibrant blanket of red and gold as the leaves change. To help "leaf peepers" find the ...

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

How I recover from a marathon

I used to joke with my husband that it was easier for me to recover from running a marathon than it was from throwing my ...

October 04, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows bull moose fight dangerously close to hunter

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — This is rutting season for moose, which means bulls are fighting for supremacy. One such encounter was recently filmed in Alaska, as two ...

October 03, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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