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Perdue proclaims ‘Girls Golf Day’

ATLANTA - Georgia governor Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 19 "Girls Golf Day" in Georgia. On that day, the Georgia State Golf Association, Georgia Junior Golf Foundation and Girls Scouts of America are teaming up to provide instructional clinics at eight sites across Georgia.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Never know when you might land a rare catch

Hello, everybody. Tight Line Jr. here, and Ol' Tight Line says hello as well.

September 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Archery deer hunting season opens Sept. 12

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer season is considered the most popular time of year for Georgia hunters, and this year archers get a peek at the herd beginning Saturday, Sept. 12.

September 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Skidaway Marine Science Day scheduled for Oct. 10

An afternoon of marine science program, displays, tours and activities - Skidaway Marine Science Day 2008 - will

September 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Help keep boating accidents down

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Boaters are sure to flood Georgia's waterways this Labor Day weekend, bringing the summer boating season to an unofficial end.

August 31, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fall is the perfect time to land that nice, big catch

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello and hopes everyone is catching some fish.

August 31, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Plenty to do for Labor Day

Skidaway Island

August 31, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Protection plan for reefs considered

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is believed to be the world's largest.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fisherman nets big catch, doesn’t break state record

ATLANTA - Turns out it takes more than catching the largest catfish in Georgia record to get your name in the history books.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Study: mercury in fish widespread

WASHINGTON - No fish can escape mercury pollution.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Protection sought for massive coral reef

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is believed to be the world's largest.

A 23,000-square-mile area stretching from North Carolina to Florida is just part of that entire reef tract now being proposed for protection from potential damage by deep-sea commercial fishing and energy exploration.

August 18, 2009 | By Brian Skoloff Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Many local anglers netting full catches

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Me and Ol' Tight Line were just sitting back talking about fishing and watching the rain.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Black rat snake is common

The black rat snake is one of the most common snakes in Georgia. Adults typically reach lengths of 3½-6 feet, but the record is about 8½ feet. This snake generally is solid black with white on its underside, although a faint pattern may show through on some individuals - possibly the result of breeding with another rat snake subspecies such as the gray rat snake or yellow rat snake.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Jekyll festival invites bird lovers

JEKYLL ISLAND - Fall is just around the corner and the birds are coming. It is the perfect time for the seventh annual Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival, set for Oct. 8-12 on Jekyll Island.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting

Hello fellow fishermen and lady anglers, Tight Line Jr., here. Ol' Tight Line says hello and he is doing well and can't wait until the fall so he can wet a hook.

August 10, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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State DNR sets 2017 waterfowl seasons

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters can begin making waterfowl season plans now that the 2017-2018 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were approved by the Board ...

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State wildlife division seeking volunteers

Ever wanted to work with or for wildlife? There are many ways to get involved with wildlife by becoming a volunteer with the Georgia Department ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reasons to run when you travel

For three weeks, my family and I traveled around the Baltic, focusing most of our attention and time in Copenhagen. Since none of us had ...

July 17, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 8 outdoor products for summer adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Temperatures are soaring and higher-altitude destinations are finally becoming accessible. That’s the perfect recipe for a jaunt in the mountains.

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


Video captures bizarre ‘slap fight’ between bucks

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tennessee — It’s common for deer, elk and moose to fight during the rut, with dominant males and younger contenders battling for mates ...

July 15, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to spot shishitos, bad gasoline, sunflower varities

Q: Are shishito peppers hot or sweet?

July 11, 2017 | Arty Schronce Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Getting to know canna lilies, heliotropes

Q: Someone gave me a tall canna lily with narrow petals. I am used to ones with large flowers. I was told it was an ...

July 05, 2017 | Arty Schronce Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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