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Tides slow fishing

Hello friends Ole' Tight Line here. Well the high tides and some strong winds have put a hold on the fishing somewhat, but I do have a couple of reports from Rayburn Goodman at Yellow BLuff and a few from the surrounding coastal areas.

October 14, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line Column | Outdoors/Recreation


Trout classic on Oct. 9-11

GOLDEN ISLES - The shallow waters off the coast of St. Simons Island are teaming with redfish and trout, a fact that will undoubtedly draw anglers to the 7th Annual Rich Products Golden Isles Red Trout Celebrity Classic set for Oct. 9-11.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah golf course joins joins fundraiser

TUCSON, Ariz. - First City Club in Savannah played an important role in the world's largest one-day golf and dining event Friday.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Berrien resident reels in record longnose gar

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Chad Leonard of Nashville, Georgia (Berrien County) had more than just a great day of fishing on the Alapaha River on Sept. 5 - he managed to catch a new state record. Leonard reeled in a 30-pound, 4-ounce, 56-inch longnose gar, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Birding trail welcomes back far-away friends

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather brings back more than fuzzy sweaters and hot cocoa. When temperatures begin to dip it also signals the return of many migratory birds to scenic birding trails such as the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather helps improve fishing

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here. I'll tell you what, the weather is just getting right for some good fishing. Of course, there is no such thing as a bad fishing day.

October 07, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Secret lives of salamanders

More species of salamanders live in Georgia than any other group of amphibians or reptiles. Nevertheless, perhaps because these creatures are shy and silent, most people know little about them. Members of the mole salamander family are specially secretive, primarily living underground and only rising to the surface to breed.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. hunters need new deer harvest record

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division reminds deer hunters who purchased a big game license for the 2007-08 season that they need a new deer harvest record prior to the 2008-09 deer-hunting season. Hunters under 16, landowners and honorary and lifetime license holders must also obtain a deer harvest record and complete deer harvest information. Hunters may obtain new deer harvest records free of charge from any license agent.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dock tour back in full swing

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here.

September 30, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Cougars dwindling

Cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther and even painter are all common names used when referring to puma concolor coryi. This large cat ranges from the Canadian Northwest across the western half of the U.S. and southward through most of South America. The cougar's wide distribution may explain why it has more common names than any other animal, with 40 names in English alone.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Be ready to share the woods this fall

Those who love the outdoors welcome cooler weather after a hot, humid summer. Hiking is more pleasant, and autumn's colors inspire nature photographers and artists. Birdwatchers search for unusual species during the fall migration. Hunters relish the chance to harvest game.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Exotic Geckos

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division has confirmed a second Indo-Pacific gecko population in the state. The non-native lizard was spotted at a home in Savannah and identified via photograph by senior wildlife biologist John Jensen of the division's Nongame Conservation Section.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sept. 15 meeting to address boating regulations

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold a public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Georgia Boat Safety Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to provide the legal authority for certified peace officers to enforce exclusive use areas upon state waters permitted and properly marked under the marine event requirements and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources. Those interested are encouraged to bring this hearing to the attention of others who also may wish to participate.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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