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.
You know the local lake that you spend all your time fishing? The one with all those houses that line the shore - the houses with all the boat docks? Those docks might be clogged with people loading and unloading boats and having all kinds of fun, but some of the best crappie fishing can be found directly below them at almost any time of year.
Black bear images spark a wide array of human emotions. Curiosity and awe come to mind for some; caution and fear emerge for others. When observed in populated areas, panic proves the most common reaction. Yet, as spring approaches and the likelihood of bear sightings increases, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to educate themselves by being "bear aware."
Very little fishing activity on the coast this past week
Gone are the days of backyard potlucks. Groups today are choosing to travel, sometimes planning entire weekends of activities, for their gatherings. From family reunions to spiritual retreats, Georgia's 48 State Parks provide the perfect setting for social get-togethers.
As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recommends that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of the yard size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.
I have some good fishing reports this week. Most of the fishing reports were given to me by Rayburn Goodman, from Yellow Bluff fishing camp. But, Donnie Branch, my son, caught a 6-1/2 lb, 25-inch bass just off Planting Hammock on Tuesday.
Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.
A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.
Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.
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