Recent improvements at Yeomans Bird Pond, one of East Liberty's showplaces, have brought more than just the desired visitors. Observers at the pond, home to a variety of coastal birds, have reported at least two alligators, which they suspect are being fed by visitors because of the fearless way they approach the boardwalk when people visit the area.
Women have three opportunities to improve various outdoor skills, including shooting (archery and firearms), fishing and camping, according to the Georgia DNR.
Hunter Pilkinton, 13, of Ludowici caught a 56 pound catfish on a sandbar on the Altamaha River near Jesup.
Alligators in Georgia currently have a population of more than 200,000, thanks to scientific wildlife management, according to the state DNR.
Jim and Amy Roberts of Midway had a rude awakening at 1 a.m. Thursday when a neighbor told them there was a young alligator in their yard. Amy Roberts thought the neighbor was joking until she saw the three-foot gator for herself. She called 911. After and officer arrived, he called DNR to come pick up the alligator.
Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper will host a paddle down the Ogeechee River next Saturday. OCRK is partnering with Ogeechee Outfitters to provide a safe and fun river excursion. The daylong outing will include shuttle to the starting point and lunch. Riverkeeper Chandra Brown and biologist Dr. Jim Wedincamp will be along to answer any questions that participants may have about the river's ecosystem and wildlife. "The focus is on the river," Melanie Hendrix, outreach coordinator for Ogeechee-Canoochee ...
The weather has been hot, and it has cut down on the fishing. It has been slow for several weeks.
Eighty-four year old Olner Nobles of Riceboro (sister of Riceboro City Councilman Henry Relaford) has fished for 60 years. She describes herself as a "free spirit." When she turned 65, she received an honorary fishing license.
Here are the results from the Liberty County Bass Club tournament held out of Clyo on the Savannah River on July 7:
With the improved weather our inshore and off shore fishing definitely improved this past weekend with plenty of catches to report from Ray Goodman at Yellow Bluff.
Two environmental organizations won a landmark lawsuit against a state agency. The Altamaha and Satilla Riverkeepers proved the Brunswick Environmental Protection Division failed to protect the coastal marshes by granting a buffer variance to the developer of the Brunswick Landing Marina on Aiken Island, Altamaha Riverkeeper Deborah Shepphard said. Along Georgia's coast, there is a jurisdictional line that separates the upland from the marsh, and the developer, James Torras Sr., asked the EPD to push ...
Staff report Anglers will get two chances to follow their passion for fun and prizes later this month in Liberty County. The Spotted Sea Trout Tournament is set for July 21 in conjunction with the annual Liberty Fest. The festival itself is two days, July 20-21, of arts and crafts, historical re-enactment, kayak races and more in Hinesville and around Sunbury on the coast. The fishing tournament starts at 6 a.m. July 21, with a ...
SAVANNAH ‑ Five missing boaters stranded on the eastern side of St. Catherine's Island were rescued early Monday by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.
The fisherman are having better luck this past weekend according to fishing reports received from Ray Goodman from Yellow Bluff Fishing Camp.
LAKE LANIER ISLANDS - Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Professional Anglers Association Tuesday announced that initial planning has begun to bring a professional bass fishing tournament here.Called the Go Fish Georgia Professional Anglers Association Championship, the tournament is expected to draw the top bass anglers in the country. As part of the championship, Lake Lanier will also host the Governor's Go Fish Georgia Pro/Am Tournament, which is scheduled for Nov. 1.PAA is exploring the opportunity ...
STATESBORO - The sixth annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Statesboro.
Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites offer a history lesson. Gen. Coffee State Park, located about 90 minutes from Hinesville on Highway 32, is like stepping into the past.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Boaters and other interested parties are invited to one of three upcoming public meetings hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division to discuss proposed regulation changes regarding boating.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Using primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders, requires specific safety precautions, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Primitive weapons deer-hunting season starts Saturday.
SOCIAL CIRCLE ­- Georgia boat owners with expired registrations are encouraged to renew their boat decals before Oct. 24, when a new state law adding a $10 late fee for registration renewal after expiration will be implemented.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time will have their chance, Oct. 12-18, during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season. During last year's primitive weapons season, more than 45,000 hunters took home more than 10,500 deer representing about three percent of Georgia's total deer harvest.
Hello friends and neighbors, hope everyone is enjoying life.
The annual Sunbury 5K Road Race is Saturday. The run, Presented by Merritt & Grinstead, Attorneys at Law, Hinesville, starts at 9 a.m. with packet pick-up at Merchants Wharf Condos.
Hello, friends and neighbors. Sorry I have missed you the past couple of weeks. I was a little under the weather, but things are looking much better.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Many hunters utilize tree stands to give them a leg up on their quarry. However, sometimes these are improperly installed or show signs of wear after several years.
The South Georgia Kings, who are celebrating their 10th season of travel basketball, recently thanked fans and supporters by giving them a chance to win gas cards worth from $25 to $100.
SKIDAWAY ISLAND - More than a dozen underwater robotic vehicles called "gliders" will be launched simultaneously this month in a massive, cooperative project involving 10 East Coast research institutions, including the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
WAYCROSS - Fishing, or more accurately "catching," is about to bust wide open in south Georgia rivers, thanks to river levels dropping within the banks, according to personnel with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
Local hunters Cassie Standard; her father, Jerome; and her uncle, Bubba Crowley, opened alligator season Sept. 7 by nabbing this 407-pound, 12-foot gator. Cassie Standard said it was the biggest gator the trio had seen or taken down. Standard, an avid bow hunter, hit the gator with an arrow. She said they had to get another line on the gator and had to nab him with a giant treble hook, a harpoon and finally finish ...