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Georgia boasts six black bass species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia has a diversity of bass that continues to reel in anglers from across the nation. As the only state in the nation with six of the seven black bass species, Georgia stands out as a bass angler's paradise. This fall, regardless of where you are in the state, bass fishing opportunities abound and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is providing anglers with some helpful bass fishing information.

November 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Father-son team nets lots of mackeral

Sanford Carter and his son Andrew pose with their catch of mackeral.

October 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Family trips can mean nice, big catches

Hello, everybody. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says howdy to everyone and hopes you all are doing well.

October 12, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Leaf peepers can use site to plan trips to Ga. state parks

ATLANTA - Autumn's arrival means multicolored leaves crunching beneath your hiking boots and gooey s'mores sticking to your chin.

October 12, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Swell weather for netting the big catches

Hello to all my fellow anglers out there. Tight Line Jr. here. As always, Ol' Tight Line says hello.

October 05, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Bats play critical role in nature

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Although recent headlines may help perpetuate fear of bats, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants to remind those who are unfamiliar with the creatures that bats are an important part of nature.

October 05, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local hunters bag 9-foot gator

Former Liberty County Lady Panther softball pitcher Cassie Standard and her father, softball coach Jerome Standard, were alligator hunting a few weeks ago when Cassie nailed this nine-foot, 220-pound gator with a single arrow straight throught the swamp monster's eye.

September 28, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Checking in on box turtles

Box turtles travel through the woods and cross roads more frequently after heavy rains. The soaked soil brings worms, snails and insects to the surface, allowing for easy pickings. Other foods include mushrooms, berries and carrion.

September 28, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Report manatee sightings to fish and wildlife services

Reports of manatee sightings outside Florida, as far north as Massachusetts and as far west as Texas, are becoming more frequent.

September 28, 2009 | Staff report Experts say ’09 has been deadly for sea creatures | Outdoors/Recreation


Enjoy the game while munching on crab wraps

How is everyone this week? Tight Line Jr. here, and Ol' Tight Line and I are sitting around talking about the high tides with the crescent moon. Now that gives a whole new meaning to high tide. But come high tide, rain or muddy water, fish still have to eat, so get out there and feed them.

September 21, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia hunters team up to help fight hunger

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Since 1993, hunters have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need through the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program. This successful program celebrated serving its one-millionth meal in 2007 and continues to provide opportunities during hunting season for hunters to share their harvest with those in need.

September 21, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: rodent pointers

The term "rodent" often is used when referring to a mouse or rat.

September 21, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Festivals, nice weather mean fall is in the air

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here letting y'all know that Ol' Tight Line and I are sitting on the porch enjoying the lovely weather.

September 14, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Free admission during ‘Save My State Parks Day’

ATLANTA - Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites announces "Save My State Parks Day" on Sept. 26. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that no parking or admission fees will be charged at state parks and historic sites on that date.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Perdue proclaims ‘Girls Golf Day’

ATLANTA - Georgia governor Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 19 "Girls Golf Day" in Georgia. On that day, the Georgia State Golf Association, Georgia Junior Golf Foundation and Girls Scouts of America are teaming up to provide instructional clinics at eight sites across Georgia.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Weather may be rainy; coastal fishing fine

Hello folks. I sure hope everyone out there in the beautiful southeast Georgia Coast is enjoying our unseasonably warm weather.

January 23, 2017 | By Donny Branch Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Youngsters can sharpen bird ID skills

It's time for young birders to begin honing their bird-identifying skills as they prepare for the 12th annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, set for ...

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 4 outdoor products for winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The winter sports season is in full force and the ski resorts have been getting solid snowfall, creating excellent powder opportunities. Overall ...

January 21, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How I plan to combat the distorted body images on social media

Years ago, I wrote a column about my frustration toward magazines that perpetuated unrealistic body images. I was angry that my young daughters were growing ...

January 17, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Take crunchy shrimp to playoffs

Hello friends and neighbors. This week I have a little spiced-up shrimp recipe I thought you may like to try while watching some of the ...

January 16, 2017 | By Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


More than 60,000 take First Day Hike

ATLANTA - Across the nation, thousands of Americans started 2017 off on the "right foot" by attending a First Day Hike in America's state parks ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings will help shape hunting laws

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of proposed hunting regulations for the ...

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


3 different ways to cook wild game

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With only a handful of hunts left to close before the big game season is over, most hunters are kicking back and ...

January 07, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips for the beginner skier, snowboarder

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — January marks the beginning of a new year. For many of us, this means new goals are set with the hopes of ...

January 04, 2017 | Lindy Phippen Smith KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Showing kindness to ourselves may be the healthiest goal of all

Goodbye and good riddance 2016. I doubt I was the only one doing a jig of joy when the ball dropped and ushered in a ...

January 04, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video shows bull elk stop traffic in Idaho

HAILEY, Idaho — Toni Marcroft was driving on a highway near her hometown of Hailey, Idaho, when she came across a traffic delay caused by a ...

January 02, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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