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WILD facts: Owl insights

Four species of owls live in Georgia year-round: great-horned, barred, barn and eastern screech. These birds of prey use their excellent hearing and eyesight to hunt at night.

January 18, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


It’s cold, so head for deeper waters

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, trying to keep warm in the chilly weather. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and had fun ringing in the New Year.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cold affects local industries

Shrimping season ends a little early

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Marine life huddles in Florida

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. - More than 200 manatees are wintering in a balmy canal outside a power plant, the latest exotic Florida animals seeking refuge from the state's frigid temperatures.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Japanese angler ties largemouth bass record

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A Japanese man is being credited with tying the 77-year-old world record for catching the biggest largemouth bass.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. solar projects get $4.5M

ATLANTA - State officials say solar energy projects are receiving $4.5 million with Georgia's Clean Energy Property Rebate Program.

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Create memories in nature

The weather may be chilly, but it's still a great time to get outside and see birds, mammals and a host of other wildlife species in your own neighborhood.

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Gift help for the boater in your life

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers, announced last week its recommended gift ideas for 12 nautical days of Christmas.

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish don’t mind cold

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight line says hello to everyone and hopes you are out there catching some fish.

December 21, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Who who who is in that tree?

These two owls were found perched in a tree in the Lake Gale area near Windy Oaks Lane.

December 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Now that’s one big amberjack

Jeff Bentley and his son Colin, 4, were out on Captain Judy's charter boat a couple weeks ago when the youngster landed this amberjack. Capt. Judy said when Colin got the amberjack into the boat he couldn't take his eyes off it. It wasn't the only fish Colin caught that day, but it was certainly the biggest.

December 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars ...

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season starts Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Saturday and continue through Jan. 14 statewide.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products ...

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas ...

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Shellfish harvesting re-opened

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters re-opened to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest Saturday.

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tour historic Savannah homes

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 - Nearly 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble in Savannah ...

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State seeks public input on wild turkey plan

Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of four upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Wild Turkeys in Georgia

September 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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