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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


WILD facts: Deep, slow winter catch

Although Georgia's lake fish are most active in spring and fall, you can hook one in the winter with a little patience. Fish are cold-blooded, meaning their body temperature matches their environment (in this case, the cold water). Although colder fish are a bit sluggish and don't require as much food to survive, they may still bite.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Whooping cranes clear Ga.

Young whooping cranes aren't known for speed but 14 whoopers led on their first migration from Wisconsin by ultralight aircraft breezed through southwest Georgia in slightly more than a day last week.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Comment sought on plan to combat invasive species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A draft plan that targets more than 180 invasive species threatening Georgia's rich variety of native wildlife is available for public comment.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


That’s a mess of trout

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

January 26, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia 2009 fishing regulations available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The new 2009 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are now available. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recently distributed printed versions of the regulations to all Division offices and facilities, a number of State Parks and fishing license retailers statewide. An online version of the new regulations soon will be available at www.gofishgeorgia.com.

January 19, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Golf courses offer $28 rate

A round of golf at all Georgia State Park Golf Courses costs just $28 per golfer in January and February. That includes 18 holes with a shared cart. It's a great deal. This special winter rate is valid through Feb. 28, and cannot be combined with any other discounts, coupons or specials, including the senior and junior rate programs. It's not valid from Friday through Sunday at Georgia Veterans in Cordele.

January 19, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Frogs that ‘chuckle’

The Southern leopard frog is the most widespread frog species in Georgia. Ranging in size from 2 to 3.5 inches, this amphibian may be brown, green or a combination of these colors. Dark, round spots decorate the leopard frog's body, along with light-colored lines along the sides of the back.

January 19, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster shells needed for Sapelo Island research

DARIEN - Fried, stewed or nude, oysters are always an anticipated delicacy in coastal Georgia, especially once cooler weather hits. The star attraction on the fall and winter menus of local restaurants and the hit of backyard roasts, fresh oysters are a Georgia tradition and an integral part of coastal ecology.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Trout plentiful in local catches

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Well, I don't have much to report, but the weather looks nice for the weekend.

January 12, 2009 | By Donnie and Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Catches include gator trout, sheepshead

Hello friends, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

January 05, 2009 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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Pedal to paddle tour Saturday

You can take a bike and paddle tour of Darien and its river Saturday.

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah angler catches record king mackerel

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a women's state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate July 4 in a state park, site

ATLANTA - Grilling burgers in the shade and camping under the stars are some of the July Fourth activities offered in Georgia's state parks and ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


An introduction to hammock camping

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — For many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is synonymous with tents. After all, tents have been around for centuries. They have a proven track ...

June 19, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate Father’s Day outdoors in a state park

ATLANTA - Spending family time outdoors is often the best gift for adventurous dads.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Charming video shows mother cougar frolic with cubs

GLENDORA, California — It seems that when mountain lion videos appear on YouTube, they usually involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. Not so with a recent video ...

June 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Florida anglers catch big snappers with 'forbidden fruit'

PENSACOLA, Florida — For many anglers, bananas are forbidden fruit. Bring them out on your fishing boat and you’ll doom the trip, or so goes ...

June 09, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Whiting, flounder are biting

This week in the great outdoors:

June 06, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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