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Cave closures key to slowing deadly disease

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed a report recommending closing human access to caves and mines where bats with white-nose syndrome are hibernating in an area more than 250 miles from other WNS-affected caves and mines. The report also recommends limiting human access to unaffected caves and mines. These recommendations presume that WNS spreads not only from bat-to-bat, but also is spread by human activity.

December 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


New National Zoo chief from Atlanta

ATLANTA - The National Zoo in Washington is getting its new director from Zoo Atlanta.

December 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Saltwater anglers meet Dec. 14

BRUNSWICK - Interested in redfish, speckled seatrout, Spanish mackerel, spot or weakfish? If so, plan to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Holton's Restaurant in Midway.

December 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday nets big catches

Hello, everybody. Ol' Tight Line here and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I'm glad I waited until after Thanksgiving to write the article because I got some good reports over the holiday weekend.

December 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Area species among most endangered

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The leatherback turtle, elkhorn corals, and flatwoods salamander have been identified as three of America's top endangered wildlife, birds, fish and plants impacted by global warming in a new report released last week. The report, America's Hottest Species, demonstrates ways that our changing climate is increasing the risk of extinction for species around the United States.

December 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: slippery, slick salamanders

Most salamanders look for shelter from cool weather in the fall. However, one species is leaving its underground world to breed now.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Redfish tour releases schedule

LIZELLA - A commitment to offering inshore redfish anglers opportunities for lucrative payouts and low participation costs continues in 2010, evidenced by the IFA Redfish Tour's recently released 2010 regular-season schedule. The schedule features 18 events contested across six divisions with the tour making stops in some of the most famed redfish destinations in the country.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. turkey federation names officer of year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation recently honored Cpl. Johnny Ashe with the officer of the year award, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia welcomes right whales back

BRUNSWICK - It is seen from a research vessel lookout - a solitary V-shaped "blow" and then something dark on the water's surface.

November 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Time to squeeze in some holiday fishing trips

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here and I hope y'all had a good week. Ol' Tight Line says hello and wishes everyone a great Thanksgiving holiday.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report Tight Line Jr. | Outdoors/Recreation


Kudzu-munching bug also threatens U.S. bean crops

ATLANTA - Researchers recently found an insect in north Georgia that has never before been reported in the Western Hemisphere - and its arrival could be both a blessing and a curse.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia water litigator to earn $855 an hour

ATLANTA - The new attorney handling Georgia's appeal in the long-running legal battle with Alabama and Florida over water rights will be paid $855 an hour.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Plenty of holiday-themed happenings coming up

Get in the holiday mood this December and check out these local events.

November 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Thanks to veterans, and let’s get fishing

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. I want to thank all the troops and veterans out there, especially my father, Sgt. Maj. Allen F. Branch, better known as Tight Line. He taught me everything about fishing and life. Thank you, and thanks to all the troops. God Bless.

November 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Gov’t says brown pelicans are endangered no longer

WASHINGTON - Much like its death-defying dives for fish, the brown pelican has resurfaced after plummeting to the brink of extinction.

November 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Sunbury 5K is set for Oct. 7

The eighth annual Sunbury 5K race/walk is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 7, at the Sunbury Crab Company. Race organizer Patrick Boyle puts ...

September 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Rotary fishing tourney is Saturday

The Hinesville Rotary Club fourth annual Fishing Tournament will be Saturday.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Swim advisories lifted from some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed last week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


September paddle trip to highlight upper Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is gearing up for its September paddle trip, which gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday near Wadley and will end in Midville.

September 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Public dock at Sunbury to be rebuilt

After being slammed by Hurricane Irma Monday, the public dock at Sunbury in Liberty County will be rebuilt.

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks help assessing damage, restricts some recovery

If you live in coastal Liberty County, the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your help assessing damage from Hurricane ...

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR sets hearing on hunting, fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules of Georgia ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows precocious bobcat kitten on the prowl

SUTTONS BAY, Michigan — Not all bobcat encounters are intense. In fact, some of them can be downright adorable, as evidenced by a YouTube video shot ...

September 14, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows bull moose sparring with a defenseless tire swing

SPOKANE, Washington — Moose have been known to battle each other, and the encounters can be incredibly violent. Serious injuries are not uncommon, with some even ...

September 13, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Follow simple rules of group fitness etiquette

Between house renovations, politics, and general frustrations with people who know not what they do, my irritation meter is running high. Thank goodness for group ...

September 07, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: 'Eclipse of the Century' from ground and air in 4K



You may remember the hype as this year's "Eclipse of the Century" approached — perhaps you recall the news coverage reporting on the bumper-to-bumper traffic ...

September 06, 2017 | Mike Godfrey KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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