SOCIAL CIRCLE - Two public fishing areas are offering special all-night fishing hours on select dates.
BRUNSWICK - Chris Gray of Shellman Bluff recently set a new men's record for cubera snapper landed in Georgia, according to the state department of natural resources.
Former Gov. Sonny Perdue is credited for taking action to expand the Georgia's $2 billion a year freshwater fishing industry. He proposed the initial $19 million for the Go Fish Georgia Initiative as part of his 2007-08 state budget.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The deadline to apply for an alligator permit for the 2012 season in Georgia is July 31.
BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a public hearing Thursday in Riceboro on proposed amendments to the saltwater fishing regulations.
Howdy, friends and neighbors, hope everyone has had a good week so far.
Friday morning's sky was absolutely beautiful, the kind of morning when you look out on the water and watch for that cork to go clean out of sight.
No part of the Georgia coast is protected from pollution by plastics and other debris.
Well, wishing everyone a belated Happy Fourth of July. I hope you had a good one. The fireworks show at Half Moon Marina was excellent.
BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division has formed a finfish advisory panel to advise the Department of Natural Resources in matters related to management of saltwater finfish species such as spotted seatrout and red drum.
BRUNSWICK - A see-saw cycle of drought in early spring and heavy rains in late spring and the start of summer resulted in fewer wood stork nests and young in south Georgia this year.
Local angler Jackie Brookins caught these two fish while angling out at Isle of Wight last weekend. The spottail bass and red fish both measured 23 inches long.
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the women's record for the heaviest tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, has been awarded to Pam H. Page of Savannah.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Wear a life jacket, boat sober and stay alert during the Fourth of July holiday, urges the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
Well, friends and neighbors, looks like the rain has passed, but the weather report is 6-to-8-foot seas. Be careful if you are out there this weekend.
What to watch, attend:
Church members and local outdoorsmen gathered Jan. 25 in Gum Branch Baptist Church's fellowship hall for its 10th annual wildlife feast.
Due to their strong association with the military, Hinesville Rotary Club members are used to hearing presentations by Army Rangers.
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wild Turkey Federation are partnering to provide 10 youth an opportunity to learn about turkey conservation and experience hunting turkey with a guide.
Joseph Walraven got into powerlifting because he wanted to get in shape, but it's become a way he can help someone else get well.
BRUNSWICK - Thanks to some helpful fishermen, the Department of Natural Resources is learning more about one of the latest biological invaders to be found along the Georgia coast.
Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. The fishing as of late has been somewhat slow because of the cold weather. However, I do have some reports of locals, who wish to remain anonymous, catching plenty of trout out around the St. Catherines Island area. They mostly are using live shrimp and, occasionally, artificial bait.
Calling all kids who want to learn how to hunt turkey and have fun doing it.
Fort Stewart youths, ages 10-16, are invited to sign up for a shotgun-orientation class from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Center
MANSFIELD - For hunting enthusiasts who have dreamed of going beyond the rifle-shooting basics but weren't sure where to start, the Family Day at the Range series provides an opportunity. The sessions will offer training courses for participants who want to learn about or advance their knowledge of firearms safety. Attendees also will get the chance to shoot a variety of firearms.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season has come to an end for the year with the official closing Tuesday afternoon.
WAYCROSS - Commercial fishermen can take to the water at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, which is the opening day of the state's shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Shad season runs through midnight Monday, March 31.
Hello, friends and neighbors, Tight Line Jr. coming to you with a nice little holiday treat.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there was a regulation change in the number of available days to take deer of either sex depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning this month.
Question: After completing my round the other day, I was asked by another player, John, to explain a potential rules infraction that had occurred in his foursome. John said that Jack's ball had come to rest on the fringe of the green but up against the rough collar. Jack then took out his driver and used it to move his ball one club length from its original spot. John did not think this was legal under the rules of golf. Was it legal?