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Clean feeders critical for drawing birds

FORSYTH - You don't want to eat at restaurants that receive low health department ratings. Now apply that concept to birds visiting your backyard feeders. In summer's heat, birdfeeders can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria and disease.

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia closes oyster harvest in state waters

Georgia Department of

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Events highlight role of pollinators

SOCIAL CIRCLE National Pollinator Week couldn't come at a more appropriate time in Georgia. The first of 14 butterfly counts across the state begin this month.

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


On Tap June 15, 2008

Wednesday

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Turtles on move

Why is the turtle crossing the road? To get to the other side, hopefully without being squashed by a car! Turtle travel is on the rise this time of year as turtles search for mates and scope out suitable spots to lay eggs. Eastern box turtles also move around more after rain, hoping to gobble up emerging worms.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting despite heat

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here. This past week has been a hot one. Like we say here in the coast, "Hotter than fish grease."

July 03, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Don't fear, snakes are here

As temperatures rise don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly of the slithering variety. Not to worry, though: Snakes can be a homeowner's best friends, as long as you remember a few important tips.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Calcium for birds

After laying eggs, female songbirds often lack calcium. You can help them replenish this important nutrient by

June 24, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Charlie Elliott adds outdoors hall of fame

The Georgia Outdoor Writers Hall of Fame has found a fitting home:

June 24, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish bite despite wind

Ole' Tight Line here friends and fellow anglers and I'm still kicking.

June 17, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR adds to artificial reefs

Special tot he Courier

June 17, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp season starts June 10

Special to the Courier

June 17, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cases of recreational water illnesses on the rise

As summer approaches and swimming pools open, parents and swimmers should be aware of a hidden hazard referred to as recreational water illness.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ole’ Tight Line marks 88th birthday, junior offers military salute

Hello folks, Tight Line Jr. here. I know Tight Line senior usually leads the story but I have something much more important to report on this week besides the dock tour.

June 08, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Raising gators

American alligators live in a variety of wetlands. In Georgia, these large reptiles mostly are found south toward the Okefenokee and along the coast. However, their range also extends north to the upper coastal plain.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Warm weather is upon us and summer outings are in full swing. From breathable trail runners to high-performance life jackets, this article looks at a diverse selection of outdoor products that can handle the rigors of summer use.

June 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hears about proposed license fee increases

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out June 17 for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Strollers, toys and other itemts for family road trips and summer fun

The best family products out there merge performance and safety. They’re intuitive enough that anyone can use them, while also working just as they’re supposed to. And they’re also designed well enough that you can take them on the road without any problems.

June 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


State DNR holds forum on license-fee increase

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out Wednesday for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings on plan to help wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The draft of Georgia's revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be the focus of three meetings scheduled for public comment next month.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Tree tents and other outdoor gear for the summer

Here is a diverse lineup of outdoor products that might be a good fit for your next adventure.

June 21, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Guyton woman catches record grey-snapper

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton.

June 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Advisory issued for St. Simons beach

The Glynn County Health Department has issued an advisory for East Beach at the old Coast Guard station (10th Street to Driftwood Drive) on St. Simons Island.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


My reason to run is just to run

Eight years ago this month I finished my first real run.

June 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Peregrine falcon nest spotted in Ga.

TALLULAH FALLS - For the first time in nearly 80 years, a peregrine falcon nest in a natural setting has been spotted in Georgia.

June 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. park system finalist for national award

ATLANTA - Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites was recently named a finalist for the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management - the most prestigious accolade a recreation agency can achieve. The award is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

June 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


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