Special tot he Courier
Special to the Courier
As summer approaches and swimming pools open, parents and swimmers should be aware of a hidden hazard referred to as recreational water illness.
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.
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.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - "Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia" looks like a cross between a field guide and a coffee table book: splashy color, waves of information.
BRUNSWICK -- Loggerhead turtles have returned to Georgia's beaches. Members of the Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative found the state's first loggerhead nest of 2008 last week on Blackbeard Island, signaling the start of nesting season for the federally threatened species.
If you live in or visit a wooded area with water nearby, you probably will hear the croaks of Cope's gray treefrogs. From March through August, these common nocturnal amphibians belt out loud, buzzing trills and occasional squeaky peeps to attract mates.
ATLANTA -- Friday, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional ramp sites bring the total up to 18 funded by the program.
The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will host its 18th annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144.
SOCIAL CIRCLE -- There are great opportunities all across the state for catfish angling, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
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The sighting, though a seemingly rare experience for metro Atlantans, comes as no surprise given that seasonal bear activity is increasing. This time of year, young male bears are roaming and often stumbling into what's considered non-traditional bear range, including urbanized areas.
ATLANTA - The public can again follow the private lives of downtown Atlanta's most prolific peregrine falcons.
Well, hello my friends, Ole' Tight Line here. I'm sorry I missed you all last weekend, but I'm happy to report there was some good catches around the coastal area and Yellow Bluff Marina.
A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.
Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.
Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.
Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.
As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.
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