FORSYTH - The chittering sound of chimney swifts will begin to grow this month then fade to silence by early November as the fall migration increases swift populations in Georgia before drawing the small, speedy birds south to winter in the upper Amazon Basin.
A boat-safety course will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at White Bluff Presbyterian Church, 10710 White Bluff Road in Savannah.
Hello, friends and neighbors. Looks like we again were blessed by missing the storm. God bless all the folks on the Gulf Coast; let us pray that they don't sustain too much damage.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Four new wildlife vehicle license plates are coming to Georgia, and the Department of Natural Resources' wildlife resources division wants the public to help select the tag design.
GRIFFIN - Land is a valuable resource that provides immense benefits to humans and to wildlife.
Howdy, friends and neighbors. Hope things are going your way.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The window of opportunity is closing for people interested in a 2012 deer quota hunt.
The 14th annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races will be held Sept. 15 at A-J's Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave. on Tybee Island.
Hello, all you folks out there in the beautiful coastal region of south Georgia.
With 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, according to the facility's website.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The 2012-13 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Often revered as a celebrated American fall tradition, squirrel hunting provides an opportunity to introduce youth or a novice to the sport of hunting.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has announced its hunting dates for the 2012-13 season.
Last week, I received an unexpected phone call from two of my good buddies, Will Darsey and Neal Patterson. Both of them, along with Neal's daughter Catherine, were on a two-day, private-charter fishing trip out of Key West, Fla.
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?