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Fire gives rare plants second chance

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With the burn season fast approaching, it is worth recounting some of the habitat benefits that recently came to light as a result of prescribed fire.

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Spot a skunk

The striped skunk is easy to recognize, either by its putrid odor or by its characteristic markings. Contrasting with black fur, a large white spot on top of the skunk's head splits into two lines at the shoulders. Those lines continue along the sides and toward the tail.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Registration open for youth birding contest

FORSYTH - Registration is open for the 2009 youth birding competition, a statewide event that blends fun, challenges and conservation.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish sure are biting

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello to all his friends and fisherman. Man, the fish are biting and the shrimp are in the river.

November 25, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


No hunting trip is a waste

Have you ever wished that the week was about 10 days longer? I sure know that when deer season is in full swing, I wish that everyday was a Saturday. But, like most hunters who put the food on the table, I work during the week and hit the packed woods early Saturday morning.

November 25, 2008 | By J. L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Tournament results are in

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello and hopes you all are doing well. Let me report the results of the Halfmoon Fishing Tournament last weekend, and then I'll give some reports from the coastal area.

November 18, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Ready to hunt? Get a game plan

"The area you have selected is full."

November 18, 2008 | By J.L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Changes to shark regulations proposed

BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has requested the Board of Natural Resources change shark regulations to ensure the State of Georgia complies with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan For Atlantic Coast Sharks. The plan, recently approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), will coordinate management of sharks across state jurisdictions and federal waters, eliminating inconsistencies and providing for a healthy population of Atlantic coastal sharks.

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Misconceptions overshadow bats’ beneficial role

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With Halloween today, the time is ripe for superstitious fears and negative myths about bats, in part because of the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. But others know that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Give this shrimp recipe a shot

Hello everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line sends his greetings. He's back home and doing well.

November 11, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Go climb a canyon

For years, marathon runners have endured long distances in their quest for bragging rights and prestigious T-shirts. Now, state park hikers have their own conquest that ends with an exclusive "I did it!" T-shirt. Georgia's new Canyon Climbers Club is reserved for those few who have scaled to the top of Amicalola Falls, explored the depths of Providence Canyon, braved the swinging bridge in Tallulah Gorge and faced the daunting staircase in Cloudland Canyon.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sea turtle nest counts top record

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather has come to Georgia's coast and with it the close of a record-breaking nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles. Due to storms, however, a nest success rate slightly lower than normal is expected for the threatened species.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Get recognized for your record catch

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for outstanding and state record catches. Anglers who catch new state records (fish whose weight exceeds the previous record by one ounce) or those who catch a fish that meets or beats a specific weight or length limit for that species (angler award) are eligible for recognition. Information regarding angler awards and state record fish can be found on the division's Web site at www.gofishgeorgia.com or in the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guidebook available at all division offices and all license agents.

November 04, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather great for some fishing

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. We've had some nice weather for fishing. The cool weather and a breeze keep the gnats away. I have a few reports to share with you from around our coast. Tony and Ryon Harmon and Joe Maley set out fishing at the Sunbury Crab Company and Marina where they landed 13 trout, three spot tail bass and two sheep head.

November 04, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season begins

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's finally that time of the year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer season opens Saturday and goes through Jan. 1 in the Northern Zone and Jan. 15 in the Southern Zone. Last year, more than 276,000 licensed hunters harvested more than 300,000 deer.

November 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a ...

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hook ’em fever spreading

This week on the coastal waterway:

May 09, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Saltwater anglers catch giant tuna with drone

FINGAL HEAD, Australia — The biggest limitation of surf fishing has always been the inability to reach fish that are further out than you can cast ...

May 08, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: The super light Pack Trench jacket

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Spring adventures often bring an accompaniment of rain. While a light drizzle can be an absolute pleasure during a hike, it can ...

May 05, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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