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Wild Facts: The grod that whistles

If you whistle for a dog to come, you'll know what a bird-voiced treefrog sounds like. Males call to attract females from May through September, emitting several high-pitched, bird-like whistles in a row. You're more likely to hear this nocturnal amphibian than you are to see it, since it is small, well camouflaged and only descends from trees to breed. If you do catch a glimpse, the bird-voiced treefrog looks like a miniature gray treefrog but without the yellow inner thigh color. Both bird-voiced and gray treefrogs have a light spot under each eye and body colors that ...

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia State Parks upcoming events

Labor Day at

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dove hunters may bag more birds this season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia dove hunters may soon reap the benefits of a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations approval aimed at expanding dove season opportunities. USFWS's Service Regulations Committee recently adopted a change in the framework increasing the dove bag limit from 12 to 15. Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division will propose a regulation change reflecting the new federal framework at the Board of Natural Resources meeting Aug. 27. If approved, it will take effect just in time for the Georgia dove hunting season, which begins Sept. 6.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Red mite with an itchy bite

Chiggers, also known as red bugs, are the tiny larvae of harvest mites.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


New guide maps out adventure on Altamaha

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Enjoying the scenic Altamaha River, one of Georgia's most biologically diverse rivers, has never been easier. The Altamaha River Partnership, with support from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, now has an updated, informative guide to the 137-mile corridor.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish tournament grows by half

Hello friends and fellow fishermen,

August 12, 2008 | By Allen and donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


License sales topic at meeting

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division plans to change hunting and fishing licenses over the Internet raised so many concerns that the department decided to revise the plan.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Flycatchers on the fly

If you hear an ascending "wheep" whistled from the treetops, a great crested flycatcher is nearby.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNA study explores sea turtle lineage, outlook

BRUNSWICK - The beach is empty, but the deserted stretch was obviously full of activity the night before, as evidenced by turtle crawl tracks zigzagging from the surf to nest sites in the dunes. A joint research effort can now tell biologists which turtles made these tracks.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Gator season set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia remains a popular destination for alligator hunters given the available healthy population of more than 200,000 gators. For the past six years, thousands of applicants have competed for a chance to participate in a quota hunt, and the number of applicants continues to grow each year. The deadline for this year's applications is July 31. For those selected, the season runs Sept. 6-Oct. 5.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cpl. Mike Binion named ranger of the year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


2008-09 hunting regulations now available online

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cottage groundbreaking at Gordonia-Altamaha

A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Muddy Spokes gets first members

ACWORTH - Three Acworth residents are the first bicyclers to complete the Muddy Spokes Club challenge from Georgia's State Parks.

July 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


The Allen Branch Inshore Trout Tournament! Has a nice ring doesn't it?

Hello everyone, Tight Line, Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line has a sore arm, so you're stuck with me this weekend.

July 29, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant ...

December 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Having a healthy holiday

'Tis the season to eat all the foods, enjoy all the parties and indulge in all things. That’s what makes the holidays wonderful and ...

November 30, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows epic battle between rival bucks

It’s not unusual for deer and other large animals to fight during the rut, as dominant males and younger contenders battle for mates and ...

November 27, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows hunter’s frighteningly close encounter with bull elk

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Late summer through fall is a time of year when encounters with wildlife often increase.

November 22, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


The fish are biting

I can feel the cool weather rolling in. And, friends and neighbors, I know the fish are biting from Shellman Bluff up to North Newport ...

November 21, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows salmon swimming across flooded road in Washington

SHELTON, Washington — Why did the salmon cross the road? In the case of this video from the Northwest, it appears that they have spawning on ...

November 17, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows deer chasing bobcat through backyard

CASTLE PINES, Colorado — What happens when a bobcat encounters a deer? That usually depends on the size of the bobcat and how hungry it is ...

November 17, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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