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Cave closures key to slowing deadly disease

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed a report recommending closing human access to caves and mines where bats with white-nose syndrome are hibernating in an area more than 250 miles from other WNS-affected caves and mines. The report also recommends limiting human access to unaffected caves and mines. These recommendations presume that WNS spreads not only from bat-to-bat, but also is spread by human activity.

December 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


New National Zoo chief from Atlanta

ATLANTA - The National Zoo in Washington is getting its new director from Zoo Atlanta.

December 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Saltwater anglers meet Dec. 14

BRUNSWICK - Interested in redfish, speckled seatrout, Spanish mackerel, spot or weakfish? If so, plan to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Holton's Restaurant in Midway.

December 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday nets big catches

Hello, everybody. Ol' Tight Line here and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I'm glad I waited until after Thanksgiving to write the article because I got some good reports over the holiday weekend.

December 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Area species among most endangered

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The leatherback turtle, elkhorn corals, and flatwoods salamander have been identified as three of America's top endangered wildlife, birds, fish and plants impacted by global warming in a new report released last week. The report, America's Hottest Species, demonstrates ways that our changing climate is increasing the risk of extinction for species around the United States.

December 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: slippery, slick salamanders

Most salamanders look for shelter from cool weather in the fall. However, one species is leaving its underground world to breed now.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Redfish tour releases schedule

LIZELLA - A commitment to offering inshore redfish anglers opportunities for lucrative payouts and low participation costs continues in 2010, evidenced by the IFA Redfish Tour's recently released 2010 regular-season schedule. The schedule features 18 events contested across six divisions with the tour making stops in some of the most famed redfish destinations in the country.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. turkey federation names officer of year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation recently honored Cpl. Johnny Ashe with the officer of the year award, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia welcomes right whales back

BRUNSWICK - It is seen from a research vessel lookout - a solitary V-shaped "blow" and then something dark on the water's surface.

November 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Time to squeeze in some holiday fishing trips

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here and I hope y'all had a good week. Ol' Tight Line says hello and wishes everyone a great Thanksgiving holiday.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report Tight Line Jr. | Outdoors/Recreation


Kudzu-munching bug also threatens U.S. bean crops

ATLANTA - Researchers recently found an insect in north Georgia that has never before been reported in the Western Hemisphere - and its arrival could be both a blessing and a curse.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia water litigator to earn $855 an hour

ATLANTA - The new attorney handling Georgia's appeal in the long-running legal battle with Alabama and Florida over water rights will be paid $855 an hour.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Plenty of holiday-themed happenings coming up

Get in the holiday mood this December and check out these local events.

November 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Thanks to veterans, and let’s get fishing

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. I want to thank all the troops and veterans out there, especially my father, Sgt. Maj. Allen F. Branch, better known as Tight Line. He taught me everything about fishing and life. Thank you, and thanks to all the troops. God Bless.

November 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Gov’t says brown pelicans are endangered no longer

WASHINGTON - Much like its death-defying dives for fish, the brown pelican has resurfaced after plummeting to the brink of extinction.

November 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Viral video shows woman accidentally pick up rattlesnake

CALABASAS, Calif. — Imagine that you’ve just finished a luxurious soak in your hot tub. As you walk across the yard, you notice something on ...

June 28, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Goose problems? Here’s what to do

The Canada goose, a protected bird under state and federal law, is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hoping more hunters will help control coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 tips for landing big fish on a fly rod

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Fishermen are famous for their stories of the big one that got away. From excuses about bad knots to tales of fish ...

June 20, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Project studying manatees in the area

ST. MARYS - An infusion of tagged manatees may help scientists better understand how the gentle giants use coastal Georgia waters, especially near Kings Bay submarine ...

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Brunswick woman catches record tripletail

Brunswick - Jordan Davis of Brunswick caught a tripletail earlier this month that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said set a women's state record.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips on planting zinnias, horse auctions, spittlebugs

Question: Can you purchase zinnia plants or do you have to sow seeds? Is it too late to sow or plant zinnias?

June 17, 2017 | Arty Schronce Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State encourages hunting coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 16, 2017 | By Nick Bowman Gainesville Times | Outdoors/Recreation


Trash fish tourney helps cancer patients

This weekend will be the Altamaha River Trash Fish Tournament starting at 4 p.m. Friday and ending at 4 p.m. Saturday.

June 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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