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Participants needed for youth birding T-shirt art contest

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Like birds? Love to draw? Georgia's Fourth Annual Youth Birding Competition is offering a T-shirt Art Contest for resident kids.

March 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: calling all young artists

Hey, kids! In anticipation of spring, cure your winter blues by drawing or painting a picture for one of the Georgia DNR's art contests! The Give Wildlife A Chance poster contest is open to K-5th grade and this year's theme is "Nature's gifts: the plants and animals of Georgia." The deadline to submit artwork is March 9.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dogs help to preserve rare snakes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - C.J. is all Lab: big, bad to jump on you, bent on chasing tennis balls.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Parks offer businesses affordable alternative

ATLANTA - In today's challenging economic times, cutting corporate budgets doesn't have to mean giving up the annual executive golf outing or sales retreat. It just might mean rethinking the venue. Georgia State Park's seven lodges are ideal venues for meetings and corporate retreats. The modern accommodations, scenic environments and recreational opportunities provide groups the perfect blend of business and pleasure at an affordable cost.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: When snakes chill out

Snakes are cold-blooded, or ectothermic, which means their body temperature matches their surroundings. For example, if the temperature outside is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a snake's body temperature is close to freezing.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Black seas bass is the catch of the day

Hello, folks. Tight Line Jr. here, and it seems that black seas bass is the fish of the day. Here are just a few reports from around the coastal empire.

February 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Waterbird census shows solid numbers

BRUNSWICK - Dedicated bird watchers braved cold temperatures and, in some cases, 25 mph winds to search Georgia's barrier island beaches for birds on Jan. 16. The objective: Count and identify every waterbird they could find while roaming the chilly beaches.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Right whale freed from ropes

Federal and state workers Thursday freed a 2-year-old right whale calf entangled in ropes off the coast of Georgia.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Quality winter crappie in deep, cool waters

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Springtime is not the only ideal time for crappie fishing in Georgia. The brief winter season also produces excellent results, and several reservoirs across the state offer rewards for anglers willing to brave the bitter cold temperatures.

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Almost too cold to fish

Hello, friends and fisherman. Tight Line Jr., here. Well, with all the cold weather this week there was not much fishing going on, but I do have one good report from some good ol' boys that came all the way from Tattnall County.

February 09, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Improved prospects help equip anglers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Aimlessly casting a line and hoping for a bite is history thanks to Georgia's new and improved online fishing prospects. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from the enhanced fishing prospect guides which detail the state's 31 reservoirs and 18 rivers and include maps, local weather forecasts, best bets and species-specific techniques, all in one convenient location - www.gofishgeorgia.com .

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Pine Warblers abound

Amidst bare trees and gray skies, the pine warbler brings a punch of color to the winter landscape. This bright yellow songbird typically lives high in pine trees, foraging for insects and pine seeds. However, when cold weather strikes and food is less abundant, pine warblers often venture closer to the ground and into other habitats.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Prescribed fire helps forests

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Talk of threats posed by climate change and global warming is not new. Most have heard how emissions from cars, industry and even wildfires affect the atmosphere. What many don't know is there is a significant difference between emissions from prescribed burning and wildfires.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fry ’em up, add some slaw

Hello, friends. Tight Line Jr. here.

February 02, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Come join the great backyard bird count

NEW YORK - Bird and nature fans throughout North America are invited to join tens of thousands of bird watchers for the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 13-16.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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My mom makes me a better runner

This started off as a column listing all the reasons running has made me a better mom. Rummaging through old post-race photos looking for inspiration ...

May 03, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing club wants members

Hello friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. We have been having a little preview of what summer is going to be like.

May 02, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: 5 outdoor products for spring

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Though there may be a snowstorm or two lurking in the future, we’ve reached a point where good weather has made ...

May 02, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Florida will host competition to kill invasive lionfish

FLORIDA — The State of Florida is no stranger to invasive species. And because many of these uninvited animals are wreaking havoc on the local ecology ...

April 28, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Watch out for bears this summer

SOCIAL CIRCLE - As the weather warms, sightings of multiple types of wildlife potentially increase. This could include black bears in or around your neighborhood this ...

April 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


What the Boston Marathon has done for me

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April 19, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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