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Wild Facts: Spot a skunk

The striped skunk is easy to recognize, either by its putrid odor or by its characteristic markings. Contrasting with black fur, a large white spot on top of the skunk's head splits into two lines at the shoulders. Those lines continue along the sides and toward the tail.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Registration open for youth birding contest

FORSYTH - Registration is open for the 2009 youth birding competition, a statewide event that blends fun, challenges and conservation.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish sure are biting

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello to all his friends and fisherman. Man, the fish are biting and the shrimp are in the river.

November 25, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


No hunting trip is a waste

Have you ever wished that the week was about 10 days longer? I sure know that when deer season is in full swing, I wish that everyday was a Saturday. But, like most hunters who put the food on the table, I work during the week and hit the packed woods early Saturday morning.

November 25, 2008 | By J. L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Tournament results are in

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello and hopes you all are doing well. Let me report the results of the Halfmoon Fishing Tournament last weekend, and then I'll give some reports from the coastal area.

November 18, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Ready to hunt? Get a game plan

"The area you have selected is full."

November 18, 2008 | By J.L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Changes to shark regulations proposed

BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has requested the Board of Natural Resources change shark regulations to ensure the State of Georgia complies with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan For Atlantic Coast Sharks. The plan, recently approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), will coordinate management of sharks across state jurisdictions and federal waters, eliminating inconsistencies and providing for a healthy population of Atlantic coastal sharks.

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Misconceptions overshadow bats’ beneficial role

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With Halloween today, the time is ripe for superstitious fears and negative myths about bats, in part because of the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. But others know that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Give this shrimp recipe a shot

Hello everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line sends his greetings. He's back home and doing well.

November 11, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Go climb a canyon

For years, marathon runners have endured long distances in their quest for bragging rights and prestigious T-shirts. Now, state park hikers have their own conquest that ends with an exclusive "I did it!" T-shirt. Georgia's new Canyon Climbers Club is reserved for those few who have scaled to the top of Amicalola Falls, explored the depths of Providence Canyon, braved the swinging bridge in Tallulah Gorge and faced the daunting staircase in Cloudland Canyon.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sea turtle nest counts top record

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather has come to Georgia's coast and with it the close of a record-breaking nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles. Due to storms, however, a nest success rate slightly lower than normal is expected for the threatened species.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Get recognized for your record catch

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for outstanding and state record catches. Anglers who catch new state records (fish whose weight exceeds the previous record by one ounce) or those who catch a fish that meets or beats a specific weight or length limit for that species (angler award) are eligible for recognition. Information regarding angler awards and state record fish can be found on the division's Web site at www.gofishgeorgia.com or in the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guidebook available at all division offices and all license agents.

November 04, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather great for some fishing

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. We've had some nice weather for fishing. The cool weather and a breeze keep the gnats away. I have a few reports to share with you from around our coast. Tony and Ryon Harmon and Joe Maley set out fishing at the Sunbury Crab Company and Marina where they landed 13 trout, three spot tail bass and two sheep head.

November 04, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season begins

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's finally that time of the year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer season opens Saturday and goes through Jan. 1 in the Northern Zone and Jan. 15 in the Southern Zone. Last year, more than 276,000 licensed hunters harvested more than 300,000 deer.

November 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Delayed harvest trout streams open Nov. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - North Georgia offers few better ways to observe fall foliage beauty than a trip to a trout-filled delayed harvest mountain stream. With more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and three species of trout, there are fishing and simultaneous leaf-viewing opportunities closer than you think. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division highlights the five delayed harvest streams available to anglers beginning Nov. 1.

October 28, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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It is hotter than fish grease

That`s right, friends and neighbors, the heat is on the rise. Watch out and take care of yourself in this hot weather.

June 27, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Pedal to paddle tour Saturday

You can take a bike and paddle tour of Darien and its river Saturday.

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah angler catches record king mackerel

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a women's state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate July 4 in a state park, site

ATLANTA - Grilling burgers in the shade and camping under the stars are some of the July Fourth activities offered in Georgia's state parks and ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


An introduction to hammock camping

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — For many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is synonymous with tents. After all, tents have been around for centuries. They have a proven track ...

June 19, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate Father’s Day outdoors in a state park

ATLANTA - Spending family time outdoors is often the best gift for adventurous dads.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Charming video shows mother cougar frolic with cubs

GLENDORA, California — It seems that when mountain lion videos appear on YouTube, they usually involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. Not so with a recent video ...

June 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Florida anglers catch big snappers with 'forbidden fruit'

PENSACOLA, Florida — For many anglers, bananas are forbidden fruit. Bring them out on your fishing boat and you’ll doom the trip, or so goes ...

June 09, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Whiting, flounder are biting

This week in the great outdoors:

June 06, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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