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Delayed harvest trout streams open Nov. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - North Georgia offers few better ways to observe fall foliage beauty than a trip to a trout-filled delayed harvest mountain stream. With more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and three species of trout, there are fishing and simultaneous leaf-viewing opportunities closer than you think. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division highlights the five delayed harvest streams available to anglers beginning Nov. 1.

October 28, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Diverse catches all around coast

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line is taking a little time off, but he will be back with us soon.

October 28, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line Feature | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. only state to have six black bass species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia still holds the coveted title for the world record largemouth - a record that stands after more than 75 years. The impressive catch, lured from Montgomery Lake in 1932, tipped the scales at 22 pounds, 4 ounces. But a world record catch isn't Georgia's only claim to fame - it's the state's diversity of bass that continues to reel in anglers from across the nation.

October 28, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Primitive weapons deer season nears

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The weeklong primitive weapons deer-hunting season begins Saturday. During the primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment (including crossbows), muzzleloading shotguns (20 gauge or larger) and muzzleloading firearms (.44 caliber or larger).

October 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Boat registration system overhauled

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Part one of a two-part update to Georgia's recreational license and boat registration system is in place.

October 21, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: One itchy situation

Poison ivy is a woody vine that creeps across the ground and climbs, sometimes growing branches that look like part of a tree.

October 21, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fall brings good catches

Hello friends and fellow fisherman, Ole' Tight Line here. Well the cool weather is always good for fishing so I have a few reports from the coast, Half Moon Marina and Yellow Bluff to share with you.

October 21, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State budget cuts could hurt sportsmen

By Glenn Dowling

October 21, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tides slow fishing

Hello friends Ole' Tight Line here. Well the high tides and some strong winds have put a hold on the fishing somewhat, but I do have a couple of reports from Rayburn Goodman at Yellow BLuff and a few from the surrounding coastal areas.

October 14, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line Column | Outdoors/Recreation


Trout classic on Oct. 9-11

GOLDEN ISLES - The shallow waters off the coast of St. Simons Island are teaming with redfish and trout, a fact that will undoubtedly draw anglers to the 7th Annual Rich Products Golden Isles Red Trout Celebrity Classic set for Oct. 9-11.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah golf course joins joins fundraiser

TUCSON, Ariz. - First City Club in Savannah played an important role in the world's largest one-day golf and dining event Friday.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Berrien resident reels in record longnose gar

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Chad Leonard of Nashville, Georgia (Berrien County) had more than just a great day of fishing on the Alapaha River on Sept. 5 - he managed to catch a new state record. Leonard reeled in a 30-pound, 4-ounce, 56-inch longnose gar, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Birding trail welcomes back far-away friends

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather brings back more than fuzzy sweaters and hot cocoa. When temperatures begin to dip it also signals the return of many migratory birds to scenic birding trails such as the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather helps improve fishing

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here. I'll tell you what, the weather is just getting right for some good fishing. Of course, there is no such thing as a bad fishing day.

October 07, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Secret lives of salamanders

More species of salamanders live in Georgia than any other group of amphibians or reptiles. Nevertheless, perhaps because these creatures are shy and silent, most people know little about them. Members of the mole salamander family are specially secretive, primarily living underground and only rising to the surface to breed.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Product review: Gear for family adventures this summer

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures rising and summer in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for family adventures. Whether it’s an afternoon at ...

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


It is hotter than fish grease

That`s right, friends and neighbors, the heat is on the rise. Watch out and take care of yourself in this hot weather.

June 27, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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