Hello, everyone. Sorry I missed you last weekend. I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.
Hello, friends and neighbors. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
Until the "big dam" was built across Tallulah Gorge in 1913, people flocked from Atlanta and other Southern cities to stand on its nearly 1,000-foot high cliffs to see and listen to the rushing waters below, according to West Malenke, interpretive ranger at Tallulah Gorge State Park.
Georgia's leading water-protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia's water. The sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in southwest Georgia.
Well, friends, the weather cooled off a little this past week, but that did not stop the fish from biting.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts now have an app of their own.
Hi, friends and neighbors; hope you all are living the tight-line life. It is a good way to live all aspects of life, and if you do that, you may still have some line when you reach the end of your rope.
During a recent internet vote to choose four new vehicle license plates, the voting was neck-and-neck between the two eagle designs that benefit wildlife conservation.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is considering changes to the ferry-fee structure for certain guests. A modest rate increase is being considered to address increased operational costs and maintaining fiduciary responsibilities.
STOCKBRIDGE - Georgia wildlife officials plan to hold a deer hunt at Panola Mountain State Park to control deer population in and around the park.
Hello, folks. I have to say that the weather is just right for fishing and going out on the river. If you have a boat, hook it up and head for the nearest location to put that baby in the water.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia women interested in the outdoors can develop their hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor recreation skills through a new program series provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for three seats on its advisory council representing the K-12 education and nonliving resources research communities and one citizen-at-large.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - During the previous hunting season, Georgia reported 36 hunting incidents, 16 of which involved firearms.
The Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges are conducting a photography contest.
Hello, friends and neighbors. I hope everyone is doing well this fall season.
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.
With nearly 6,000 acres, including two lakes, Hard Labor Creek State Park is second in size only by F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Columbus, which boasts more thank 9,000 acres. But being second doesn't prevent this park from offering big fun to the thousands who visit each year.
Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites sit on prime real estate. Tugaloo State Park is one of them. It's on a wooded peninsula that touches the shores of the nearly 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell. Tugaloo is a water-sports paradise.
STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The period for public comments on Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division upcoming deer-management plan will end Friday.
A group of "modern-day treasure hunters" got the chance to camp out Saturday at Fort McAllister State Historic Park as part of the State Park system's geocaching program.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Given the amount of rainfall this spring and summer, there should be lots of water and plenty of places to go duck hunting later this month, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
The public shooting range at Richmond Hill Wildlife Management Area will close for an estimated two months beginning Nov. 15, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to the public for two full days, Friday-Saturday, while the refuge's annual deer hunt is being conducted.
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will host its 18th annual mobility-impaired hunt Tuesday and Wednesday. Fifteen hunters who are permanently confined to wheelchairs for mobility were selected to hunt deer and feral hogs on the refuge for the two-day event.
ATLANTA - Damon Elmore, an Atlanta-area HR executive and Georgia lawyer, is determined to put the wheels of his bike down in every Georgia county, hoping to raise more than $31,000 for the Georgia Legal Services Program and Willie Dean Ministries in Atlanta.
The Hinesville Hurricanes, a semi-professional football team, will have its annual pre-season team and coaches meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Live Oak Church of God, 296 Live Oak Church Road in Hinesville. This season, the team will participate in the Elite America Football league and begin play in February. Potential players, ages 18 and older, are encouraged to attend the meeting. The season will feature five home and five away games. For more information, call coach James Sharp at 912-269-0830 or coach Michael "Ice" Jones at 912-977-4375.
STATESBORO - The sixth annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Statesboro.