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Shell of rare snail found

While working recently on a gate at a Catoosa County cave, gate builder Kristen Bobo found a relict snail shell. Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologist Jason Wisniewski, who was helping with the project to protect bats, recognized the species as the spiny riversnail (lo fluvialis).

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation efforts help cerulean warbler

FORSYTH - When surveys this spring confirmed cerulean warblers singing in north Georgia forest openings created to attract them, the news was music to Nathan Klaus' ears. It was also confirmation for Klaus and others that some conservation efforts take years to see results.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Free lionfish lectures in July

Lad Akins, director of special projects for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a Florida based nonprofit group, will speak about the current status and groundbreaking successes of partnerships and rapid response to the unprecedented invasion of lionfish along the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Lady angler has top catch so far

Angler Maryann Wilson caught this 125-pound sailfish in Golfito, Costa Rica, in March. "OK all you fishermen, the battle is on and so far, this lady has you all beat. Eat your hearts out!" Wilson said.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Coastal birding

Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Grab your binoculars and take a self-guided tour along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. With a wide variety of habitats across the trail's 18 sites, more than 300 of the state's 400 bird species have been spotted along this route. Favorites include the brightly colored painted bunting, the majestic bald eagle and the endangered wood stork.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


So many fish it’s hard to keep up

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here with a few fishing reports from around the coastal area.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


River keepers announce mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville, GA. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


So many fish it's hard to keep up

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here with a few fishing reports from around the coastal area.

June 29, 2009 | By Donnie Branch for Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Local catches 125-pound sailfish

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Coastal birding

Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Grab your binoculars and take a self-guided tour along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. With a wide variety of habitats across the trail's 18 sites, more than 300 of the state's 400 bird species have been spotted along this route. Favorites include the brightly colored painted bunting, the majestic bald eagle and the endangered wood stork.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeepers start mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville, GA. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Scientists 'listen' to fish populations

Most people who spend time on the water in the coastal region are familiar with the idea of fish finders - electronic devices that send signals into the water to locate objects swimming or floating below.

June 26, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Scientists: Reef's fish 'help each other'

Scientist and professor of marine sciences Peter Auster, along with two undergraduate interns from the University of Connecticut, recently docked after a two-week research cruise to Gray's Reef where they tracked a few of the Southern Coast's most notorious bad boys.

June 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Local lands 32-pound snapper

Hinesville resident Jack Cooksie landed this 32-pound Red Snapper while vacationing in Corpus Christi, Texas mid May. After checking out last week's catch by local angler Kenny Fussell, in good fun, Cooksie said, "Eat your heart out, Kenny."

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Myth has legs

Perhaps you have heard that "the daddy-longlegs is the most poisonous spider, but it can't harm humans because its mouth is too small."

June 22, 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


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