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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

Manatees return, caution urged for Georgia boaters

BRUNSWICK - Manatees have returned to coastal Georgia, which means the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is again reminding boaters to be on the lookout to avoid collisions with the endangered animals.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Ga. DNR plans programs for paddle Georgia 2009

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will partner with Georgia River Network for Paddle Georgia 2009, billed as the largest, weeklong group canoe and kayak adventure in the country. This summer's trip will take place on the Coosawattee and Oostanaula rivers of Northwest Georgia.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

No shortage of whiting in waters

Howdy, friends and fishermen. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to everyone.

May 04, 2009 | Donnie and Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR approves parking fee adjustments for state parks

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board has approved an adjustment to parking fees at state parks. The daily parking fee will increase from $3 to $5 per vehicle (12 passenger or less) and the annual pass will increase from $30 to $50, effective May 20, 2009. Discounts are available for seniors age 62 and older, active duty military and veterans. ParkPass was introduced in 1992. This is the second increase in the 17-year existence of the program.

May 04, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

The fish sure are biting

Hey folks, Tight Line Jr. here with some fishing reports from around the coast.

April 29, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD facts: Hooked on bream

The group of freshwater fish called bream includes species such as bluegill, redbreast sunfish and redear sunfish. Compared to other sportfish, bream are fairly easy to catch. All you need is a basic rod and reel with monofilament line, a bobber to hold the bait off the bottom and signal bites, and a small hook. Live worms and crickets make good bait and are available at most convenience stores near lakes and rivers.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Local riverkeeper wins grant for water tests

STATESBORO - This week River Network and MillerCoors announced the winners of a nationwide grant competition. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper won the grant competition with more than 2,000 votes for their volunteer fish collection project. This project will organize volunteers to catch fish from the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers to test for mercury levels.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Win an RV from Ga. State Park

ATLANTA - Just in time for sleeping-under-the-stars season, Georgia's State Parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting.

April 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Life blooms rich ‘in the pits’ through April

SOCIAL CIRCLE - On an April afternoon fresh from heavy rains and swept by steady winds, Mary Terry asks a question atop Arabia Mountain in Dekalb County:

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

A little something to cure boredom

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

April 20, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD facts: In the shell

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection. In some species, the bottom part of the shell is hinged, forming an extremely tight closure.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Tagging study offers free license

CALHOUN - Anglers looking to land trophy trout in the 15-mile stretch of the Toccoa River between Blue Ridge Dam and the Tennessee state line now also have a chance to hunt and fish in Georgia for life for free.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Eagle survey shows rise in nests

FORSYTH - Bald eagle populations continue to soar in Georgia, with 2009 totals from the state Department of Natural Resources showing increases in nests and young fledged.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Chattahoochee anglers get more time

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Previously open to anglers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Georgia Power now has extended

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

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Review: Gear for a warm weather getaway

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — This article takes a look at seven products that could be used on a warmer weather getaway.

October 27, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Advisory lifted on Jekyll beaches

The Glynn County Health Department has lifted advisories for Jekyll Island's South Beach at 4H camp (from South Water Tower to Macy Lane) and ...

October 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows angler fending off great white shark with broom

PORT FAIRY, Australia — When you’re out at sea and a great white begins circling your boat and biting your prop, it’s a good ...

October 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Your next catch may be an award winner

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for big catches.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

My experience running the Amsterdam Marathon

My three passions in life are running, writing and traveling. My dream is to combine all three, writing about my running adventures in far away ...

October 24, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows bugling elk approach shoppers in Colorado

ESTES PARK, Colorado — As temperatures cool and the holiday season approaches, it’s not unusual for shopping malls to get more crowded. One thing you ...

October 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Firearm deer season opens Saturday across state

SOCIAL CIRCLE - If you have never had that pre-opening day of firearms deer hunting season feeling, let this be the year you experience it. Firearms ...

October 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 7 jackets for fall and winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures dropping and snow more common in the higher elevations, it’s time to think about busting out your favorite jacket ...

October 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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