BRUNSWICK - A joint meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection committees is set for 9 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Coastal EMC building, 1265 Highway 17 in Midway.
The director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared a level two drought response across the state and will require all Georgians to follow a more stringent outdoor water use schedule.
The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 28.
The Liberty County Bass Club hosted a fishing tournament in Hardeeville, S.C., on the Savannah River on April 7. The weather was cold with high winds but the club members' spirits were high.
Hang up your feeders and they will come. A loyal band of birders are watching their feeders anxiously to catch sight of the first ruby-throated hummingbird in their backyards this season. These and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia this spring from their wintering grounds to the south. Ruby-throated hummingbirds may travel more than 600 miles from Mexico to arrive in our state announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (DNR/WRD).
The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Concern for "orphaned" baby wildlife is simply human nature. Most people who come across a baby fawn, a young bird or a newborn rabbit will initially watch in amazement and then immediately wonder if the youngster is in need of help. This spring, as newborn wildlife blossom into existence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to resist the natural urge to rescue these "orphaned" wildlife.
On March 31, The First Annual Krank It Up Half Rubber Tournament was held in Ludowici. The event, organized by Joe Dyson and Sean Tucker, was the first tournament on the 2007 half rubber schedule.
DENVER - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has announced the St. Catherines Island Center was granted certification as a related facility by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.
The water temperature is beginning to rise and the King and Spanish Mackerel should begin to migrate back to the South giving us a better opportunity for a good catch of mackerel off shore in a few weeks. The tides begin to improve and will run in the six- foot range for the first 12 days of April which means some good trout fishing. The shrimp is expected to move back into our waters around the beginning of May to the middle of June, which always improves the fishing in our area. And the Bass should be plentiful around July.
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Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials said the commercial food shrimp cast net lottery will be conducted June 4.
Supporters of Georgia's rivers and coast will enjoy an evening at Delegal Marina April 14 to support work that preserves the coastal heritage.
What to watch, attend:
Church members and local outdoorsmen gathered Jan. 25 in Gum Branch Baptist Church's fellowship hall for its 10th annual wildlife feast.
Due to their strong association with the military, Hinesville Rotary Club members are used to hearing presentations by Army Rangers.
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wild Turkey Federation are partnering to provide 10 youth an opportunity to learn about turkey conservation and experience hunting turkey with a guide.
Joseph Walraven got into powerlifting because he wanted to get in shape, but it's become a way he can help someone else get well.
BRUNSWICK - Thanks to some helpful fishermen, the Department of Natural Resources is learning more about one of the latest biological invaders to be found along the Georgia coast.
Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. The fishing as of late has been somewhat slow because of the cold weather. However, I do have some reports of locals, who wish to remain anonymous, catching plenty of trout out around the St. Catherines Island area. They mostly are using live shrimp and, occasionally, artificial bait.
Calling all kids who want to learn how to hunt turkey and have fun doing it.
Fort Stewart youths, ages 10-16, are invited to sign up for a shotgun-orientation class from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Center
MANSFIELD - For hunting enthusiasts who have dreamed of going beyond the rifle-shooting basics but weren't sure where to start, the Family Day at the Range series provides an opportunity. The sessions will offer training courses for participants who want to learn about or advance their knowledge of firearms safety. Attendees also will get the chance to shoot a variety of firearms.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season has come to an end for the year with the official closing Tuesday afternoon.
WAYCROSS - Commercial fishermen can take to the water at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, which is the opening day of the state's shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Shad season runs through midnight Monday, March 31.
Hello, friends and neighbors, Tight Line Jr. coming to you with a nice little holiday treat.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there was a regulation change in the number of available days to take deer of either sex depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning this month.
Question: After completing my round the other day, I was asked by another player, John, to explain a potential rules infraction that had occurred in his foursome. John said that Jack's ball had come to rest on the fringe of the green but up against the rough collar. Jack then took out his driver and used it to move his ball one club length from its original spot. John did not think this was legal under the rules of golf. Was it legal?