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Trout a common catch right now

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to everyone, and he hopes you are doing well and catching fish.

June 15, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line column | Outdoors/Recreation


Local lands record barracuda

Liberty County resident angler Kenny Fusell caught a world record Pacific barracuda along the coast of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica on June 4. The International Game Fishing Association recently opened a new category for barracuda declaring them a game fish in the Pacific. Fusell shows off his prize catch along with captain and friend Bobby McGuinness, IGFA's captain of the year 2006. The Fish weighed 5.2 pounds and was later consumed at happy hour. Fussell would like to thank "Pato" for guarding the fish with his life.

June 15, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Saving endangereds: St. Catherines Wildlife Center doing its part

In the interior of St. Catherines Island, deer roam freely and wild hogs jog playfully throughout the woods. Suddenly, in the distance you hear a sound definitely not native to the area.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Outdoors/Recreation


Local waters teeming with fish

Hello, folks. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello to everyone.

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Time to celebrate turtle season

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the 2009 sea turtle nesting season with a series of family-fun activities. Advanced registration is required for some of the events and can be found at www.jekyllisland.com/nestfest.

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: The lowdown on toads

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. While most frogs have moist, smooth skin and long legs for leaping, typical toads have dry, warty

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Barring people for the sake of bats

SOCIAL CIRCLE - If you build it, they won't come.

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeepers mark 10th anniversary

The Altamaha Riverkeepers' 10-year anniversary celebration is at noon Saturday, June 6, at the Laurens County Sportsmen's Club. The meeting will include a report on the Altamaha Riverkeepers' water-monitoring study on the Oconee River in the Dublin area.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


One hungry bear can ruin a camping trip

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether a summer camping trip or a stay at a cozy cabin in the woods, there's always a possibility for a black bear sighting or encounter in North Georgia. With more than 75 established campgrounds and an estimated 1,200-1,500 black bears in North Georgia, campers should always be aware and prepared for a black bear encounter. The key to preventing an unfavorable experience is to properly store food and garbage.

June 01, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Head to state parks for national trails day

ATLANTA - Georgians of all ages will lace up their hiking boots and pull out their paddles as they celebrate National Trails Day on June 6. Public events are scheduled in many of the state's most scenic parks and historic sites, such as Skidaway Island, Etowah Indian Mounds and Sweetwater Creek. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is held the first Saturday of each June and highlights 200,000 miles of trails that crisscross our nation.

June 01, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Rain doesn’t stop fish from biting

Hello folks. Tight Line Jr. here. Just to let you all know Ole' Tight Line extends greetings to everyone out there.

May 23, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing, fundraising keeping coast busy

Ole' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr., send out greeting to all the fellow anglers. There are plenty of fish in the river and the dock tour had folks landing croakers, black sea bass, black drum, sheepshead and some spottail bass, so dock on folks.

May 18, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Don’t feed the dolphins

BRUNSWICK - An animated dolphin is the new face for a campaign to end the illegal feeding of wild dolphins. The video public service announcement, produced by a coalition of government agencies and private organizations, highlights the dangers of animals becoming hooked on human handouts. The health and welfare of wild dolphins is severely compromised when humans feed them, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In some cases, people are buying previously frozen bait from bait stores along the coast. This bait is not intended for dolphins and can lead to diseases ranging from mild periodontal to possibly deadly ...

May 18, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts:Georgia's Wildcats

Have you ever heard a piercing scream at night in the woods? Perhaps that sound was from a bobcat rather than your rowdy neighbor. Bobcats are most vocal during breeding season, which runs from January to August. Kittens are born about two months after adults mate, with most offspring arriving in April and May.

May 18, 2009 | Linda May | Outdoors/Recreation


Bass Pro Shop plans kids’ days

SAVANNAH - Once upon a time, not so long ago, kids went outside to play. Many a fort and treehouse were built, favorite swimming holes were enjoyed, and stringers of fish meant campfires and fish fries. Kids got bumped, scraped, bruised, stung, bit and sunburned. But, they got exercise and learned about the outdoors-how to fish, pitch a tent, make a campfire, identify which plants (and snakes) are poisonous and count the stars at night. It was the real world.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Why I love the Olympics

In 1984, I was sitting in front of our television in Roseburg, Oregon, watching Mary Lou Retton vault her way into fame.

August 25, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

PASATIEMPO, Calif. — Some California residents are feeling a little less secure in their backyards after the release of a recent YouTube video. The footage from ...

August 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Stewart, Hunter open shooting ranges to public

Beginning Monday, area residents who like skeet/trap, archery, small arms and paintball enthusiasts can enjoy the shooting sports on Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield ...

August 15, 2016 | By Bob Matthews MWR Marketing specialist | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows fisherman pulled overboard by monster fish

FLORIDA — Many anglers have had the experience of a big fish striking when they weren’t paying attention. In these shocking moments, it’s not ...

August 13, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Have You Seen This? Jumping salmon knocks over angler

KENAI RIVER — Fishing often follows a standard process, where a fish is hooked, the angler reels it in and then either keeps or releases it ...

August 11, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeeper starts fund drive for paddle trips

SAVANNAH - Ogeechee Riverkeeper has announced a new fundraising campaign, "Power the Paddle" that will support the organization's paddle trips.

August 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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