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Programs raise wildlife awareness

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frogs exhibit at Georgia Southern University. A bird-watching program drawing young and old through Columbus State University's Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Park. Georgia Wildlife Federation's new online guide to host plants for butterflies and moths.

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Report gauges birding interest

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bird watching is a multibillion-dollar activity nationwide with wide appeal in Georgia, where more than 1 million people took part in 2006, according to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD facts: Distinguish tell-tale fins

If you spot a gray dorsal fin sticking out of the ocean along Georgia's coast, the fin probably belongs to a dolphin or a shark.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Bears search parks for food

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bears in Georgia, a more common sight in spring and summer, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in the pursuit of an "easy" meal. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, there have been at least four North Georgia bears with their heads caught in a variety of objects in recent years - from a tin milk can to a plastic pickle bucket.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Bass, BoatU.S. announce partnership

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The nation's leading bass fishing organization and recreational boating association have teamed up to give bass anglers a bunch of benefits that will help them get the most out of their trailerboat angling. The new BASS and BoatU.S. Angler alliance announced today will give BASS members the opportunity to join BoatU.S. Angler – part of the nation's largest recreational boating association – for only $12.50 annually. In addition, the alliance offers BoatU.S. Angler boat insurance with additional policy features available only to BASS members.

July 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

That’s enough for a fish fry

Hey, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tightline says hello and hopes you're catching fish.

July 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Dolphin Project marks 20 years

SAVANNAH - Citizen-naturalists of The Dolphin Project have completed 20 years of work in the nation's longest-running dolphin research program staffed by volunteers.

July 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Sapelo mansion a historical gem

SAPELO ISLAND - History, architecture, nature and relaxation intersect at Reynolds Mansion on the intimate Georgia barrier island of Sapelo, creating a business retreat experience perfect for small groups in search of reflection and focus.

July 13, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

July 4 anglers have good luck

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here. I hope everyone had a good old down-on-the-coast-style 4th of July. It sure was real nice to be down in the Lowcountry with family, friends, some good barbecue, a bowl of beans, coleslaw and a chilly beverage - now that's living.

July 13, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

State encourages residents to get outdoors this summer

ATLANTA - The state's "Get Outdoors Georgia" initiative encourages citizens to lead healthy, active lifestyles in the great outdoors. Coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources, the program includes hiking, biking and paddling clubs, as well as outdoor events. Now, a new series from DNR Commissioner Chris Clark highlights affordable getaways and outdoor activities close to home.

July 13, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD facts: Pest control on the fly

If you hear an ascending "wheep" whistled from the treetops, a great crested flycatcher is nearby. As its name suggests, this large songbird is a pest controller. It eats not only flies, but also beetles, wasps, bees, crickets, moths and caterpillars, plus fruits, berries and, rarely, hummingbirds.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

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

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Finding the right sport

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

March 22, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Rodeo in Statesboro in April

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro has announced its eighth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, which will be April 20-21 at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds in Statesboro.

March 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgians reporting early sightings of bears

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites. However, this ...

March 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR website gives fishing prospects

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

March 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Review: 7 products to help you get outside for spring break

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — While local temperatures have been an unpredictable roller coaster lately, the unusually warm days and vast blankets of snow have created plenty ...

March 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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