FORSYTH - Hang up your feeders and they will come. Ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia from their wintering grounds to the south.
COVINGTON -- The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center between Covington and Jackson will host its sixth annual FFA Wildlife Camp this summer.
BRUNSWICK -- Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have set the 2008 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery for June 3.
Spring has sprung and bird nesting has begun. Species that normally nest in cavities may take up residence in dead trees or birdhouses in your yard. Non-cavity nesters may find your evergreen trees and shrubs particularly attractive for raising young.
SOCIAL CIRCLE -- You can wear your lucky hat and bring your lucky rod, but if you want to make the most of your next fishing trip what you really need is great advice.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The new 2008-09 Georgia sport fishing regulations are available.
GAINESVILLE - Despite record drought conditions in Georgia, trout anglers can still anticipate exciting fishing this season.
The eastern kingsnake is a shiny black snake with thin white or cream-colored bands. This reptile also is called the "chain snake" because the lines that stretch across its back are linked along the sides. The species' typical length is 3-4 feet long, but the record is almost 7 feet.
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ATLANTA - As the days become longer and the weather warmer, Georgia's forests become alive with an array of spring blooms including trout lily, wild azaleas, foam flower, trillim, violets and many other brilliant wildflowers.
BRUNSWICK - Early results from a January survey indicate higher numbers of several species of birds were on the coast this year.
NEW YORK - Field & Stream magazine and Bass Pro Shops, have set the dates for the 2008 Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.
Well friends, sorry we missed all you fishermen and friends last week. Ole Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. were out of pocket.
Although rare, hummingbirds that normally breed in the West may visit Georgia in the winter, sometimes staying until March or April. However, the ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species that breeds in eastern North America.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - As Georgians file their annual income tax forms, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants to remind residents they can support wildlife at tax time.
ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.
BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.
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