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WILD Facts: Cougars dwindling

Cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther and even painter are all common names used when referring to puma concolor coryi. This large cat ranges from the Canadian Northwest across the western half of the U.S. and southward through most of South America. The cougar's wide distribution may explain why it has more common names than any other animal, with 40 names in English alone.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Be ready to share the woods this fall

Those who love the outdoors welcome cooler weather after a hot, humid summer. Hiking is more pleasant, and autumn's colors inspire nature photographers and artists. Birdwatchers search for unusual species during the fall migration. Hunters relish the chance to harvest game.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Exotic Geckos

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division has confirmed a second Indo-Pacific gecko population in the state. The non-native lizard was spotted at a home in Savannah and identified via photograph by senior wildlife biologist John Jensen of the division's Nongame Conservation Section.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sept. 15 meeting to address boating regulations

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold a public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Georgia Boat Safety Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to provide the legal authority for certified peace officers to enforce exclusive use areas upon state waters permitted and properly marked under the marine event requirements and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources. Those interested are encouraged to bring this hearing to the attention of others who also may wish to participate.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Stewart aims for eco-friendly buffers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division trains daily to combat terrorism and other threats around the world. But one threat looms as close as the boundaries of the largest Army base east of the Mississippi River: population growth and the development it brings.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Beyond the buzz of cicadas

Summer evenings are filled with the sounds of cicadas, large insects with wide-set eyes and transparent, veined wings. In error, some people refer to the non-jumping cicada as a locust, which is a grasshopper relative. Male cicadas attract females by making an extremely loud, rattling buzz with their abdomens. Females respond by clicking their wings.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Kayak for a Kure Sept. 13

The first Hugh H. Armstrong Kayak for a Kure event to benefit American Diabetes Association will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, with a kayak paddle and classes for beginners and followed by a celebration including food and beverages, entertainment and health and vendor booths. The cost is $75 per person.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Friends of parks group mobilize support after budget cuts

ATLANTA - In light of the recent announcement from DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb regarding possible state park and historic site closings, Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is developing an action plan to help mobilize local chapters and members in support of the state park system and to advocate against further cuts to the system's operating budget. The group plans to work with the commissioner, the division and its members to mitigate the impact of the proposed.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Mosquito control with fins

Native to the Southeast but stocked elsewhere, mosquitofish are also known by their genus name, Gambusia. These live-bearing fish resemble guppies, with males and females only reaching 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 inches long, respectively. To protect themselves from larger fish, mosquitofish hide in vegetation along pond edges.

September 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Loggerhead nesting season off to promising start

BRUNSWICK - The sight of tiny turtles scurrying toward the ocean is a promising sign for the loggerhead sea turtle. And this year, nest numbers of this imperiled species are at a record high in Georgia.

September 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tourneys net good results

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here and I've got some good reports from Yellow Bluff and the surrounding coastal area. The St. Catherine's Sport Fishing Club recently held its tournament and Danny, Roy and Mitchell Clark took first place landing 23 nice size trout.

September 02, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Record number of turtle nests found

SAVANNAH -- Rare loggerhead sea turtles are having a record nesting season on the Georgia coast and have been laying eggs in promising numbers on southern Atlantic beaches from Florida to the Carolinas.

August 29, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Warm water attracts sharks

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here. I've been a little under the weather lately and speaking of weather, man has it been hot.

August 26, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line | Outdoors/Recreation


Gray's Reef welcomes new members

The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary's Advisory Council has accepted the appointments of Scott Harris, College of Charleston, to the council seat for university education and of Capt. Wendell Harper to the council seat for charter/commercial fishing.

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Angler breaks record with shark

Special to the Courier

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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This chili recipe will warm these cold days

Hello, friends and fellow anglers all around the coastal region. Hope you were ready for the cold snap. At least you won't have to worry about the gnats biting.

January 19, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting regulation meeting in Midway

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 hunting seasons.

January 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR takes over Morgan Lake tract

Fishing, boating access and camping opportunities are now available at the Morgan Lake tract, adjacent to and managed as part of the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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