Hello friends. Not much to report this week. There has been a record sale on bug spray this year so far.
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.
Hello friends and fishermen, ole Tight Line here.
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.
Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.
Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.
Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.
As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.
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