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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


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


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Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars ...

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season starts Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Saturday and continue through Jan. 14 statewide.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products ...

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas ...

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Shellfish harvesting re-opened

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters re-opened to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest Saturday.

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tour historic Savannah homes

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 - Nearly 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble in Savannah ...

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State seeks public input on wild turkey plan

Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of four upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Wild Turkeys in Georgia

September 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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