BRUNSWICK - The beach is empty, but the deserted stretch was obviously full of activity the night before, as evidenced by turtle crawl tracks zigzagging from the surf to nest sites in the dunes. A joint research effort can now tell biologists which turtles made these tracks.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia remains a popular destination for alligator hunters given the available healthy population of more than 200,000 gators. For the past six years, thousands of applicants have competed for a chance to participate in a quota hunt, and the number of applicants continues to grow each year. The deadline for this year's applications is July 31. For those selected, the season runs Sept. 6-Oct. 5.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.
The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.
A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.
ACWORTH - Three Acworth residents are the first bicyclers to complete the Muddy Spokes Club challenge from Georgia's State Parks.
Hello everyone, Tight Line, Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line has a sore arm, so you're stuck with me this weekend.
The much-anticipated re-opening of Brazell's Creek Golf Course in Reidsville is scheduled for July 15.
BRUNSWICK -- The Jekyll Island Authority and Georgia DNR have temporarily closed the Jekyll Island public boat ramp beginning Monday. Barring unforeseen delays, the boat ramp will reopen late September.
Female white-tailed deer, or does, give birth to fawns in late spring and early summer. Each doe may have one fawn, twins or, rarely, triplets. At birth, a fawn's body measures only 1-1/2 feet long and weighs 4-7 pounds. The fawn's eyes are open, but weak legs don't allow for much standing or walking.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The topics vary from diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island to native plants in Atlanta. But the focus is the same: Help Georgians learn about and enjoy the wildlife around them.
MARIETTA - Entries are now being accepted for the 22nd annual Georgia Senior Championship, which takes place Aug. 27-29 at The Landings Club in Savannah.
BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has extended the current ban on harvesting sponge (egg-bearing) blue crabs.
Georgia State Park Golf Courses announced this week that golfers are now able to book tee times in advance via the Internet.
Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ol' Tight Line here. I guess by now you heard the news about the Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament, where they named me an honorary captain.
Does stretching reduce sports injuries? This question is a hot topic with much debate and conflicting evidence. I will present a few studies and then make my recommendation based on experience. I have run four marathons and countless other long distance races and have some insight on this topic. I am also a chiropractor and treat many sports-related injuries.
The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center can rightly be called a 6,400-acre classroom.
In honor of the warmer days ahead, here is a look at several products that could possibly be of use on your next excursion. Big and small, they offer just a small glimpse into the constantly evolving world of outdoor gear.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed changes to hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing.
Mile 12 of a tough half-marathon. My hamstring is tight, ready to snap like an overstretched rubber band. My lungs are full of fire. My head is pounding harder than my feet. I will run nowhere near as fast as I usually run. No PR’s on this day, yet I feel prouder and more accomplished than ever.
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