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Head to state parks for national trails day

ATLANTA - Georgians of all ages will lace up their hiking boots and pull out their paddles as they celebrate National Trails Day on June 6. Public events are scheduled in many of the state's most scenic parks and historic sites, such as Skidaway Island, Etowah Indian Mounds and Sweetwater Creek. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is held the first Saturday of each June and highlights 200,000 miles of trails that crisscross our nation.

June 01, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Rain doesn’t stop fish from biting

Hello folks. Tight Line Jr. here. Just to let you all know Ole' Tight Line extends greetings to everyone out there.

May 23, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing, fundraising keeping coast busy

Ole' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr., send out greeting to all the fellow anglers. There are plenty of fish in the river and the dock tour had folks landing croakers, black sea bass, black drum, sheepshead and some spottail bass, so dock on folks.

May 18, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Don’t feed the dolphins

BRUNSWICK - An animated dolphin is the new face for a campaign to end the illegal feeding of wild dolphins. The video public service announcement, produced by a coalition of government agencies and private organizations, highlights the dangers of animals becoming hooked on human handouts. The health and welfare of wild dolphins is severely compromised when humans feed them, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In some cases, people are buying previously frozen bait from bait stores along the coast. This bait is not intended for dolphins and can lead to diseases ranging from mild periodontal to possibly deadly ...

May 18, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts:Georgia's Wildcats

Have you ever heard a piercing scream at night in the woods? Perhaps that sound was from a bobcat rather than your rowdy neighbor. Bobcats are most vocal during breeding season, which runs from January to August. Kittens are born about two months after adults mate, with most offspring arriving in April and May.

May 18, 2009 | Linda May | Outdoors/Recreation


Bass Pro Shop plans kids’ days

SAVANNAH - Once upon a time, not so long ago, kids went outside to play. Many a fort and treehouse were built, favorite swimming holes were enjoyed, and stringers of fish meant campfires and fish fries. Kids got bumped, scraped, bruised, stung, bit and sunburned. But, they got exercise and learned about the outdoors-how to fish, pitch a tent, make a campfire, identify which plants (and snakes) are poisonous and count the stars at night. It was the real world.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Manatees return, caution urged for Georgia boaters

BRUNSWICK - Manatees have returned to coastal Georgia, which means the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is again reminding boaters to be on the lookout to avoid collisions with the endangered animals.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. DNR plans programs for paddle Georgia 2009

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will partner with Georgia River Network for Paddle Georgia 2009, billed as the largest, weeklong group canoe and kayak adventure in the country. This summer's trip will take place on the Coosawattee and Oostanaula rivers of Northwest Georgia.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of whiting in waters

Howdy, friends and fishermen. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to everyone.

May 04, 2009 | Donnie and Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR approves parking fee adjustments for state parks

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board has approved an adjustment to parking fees at state parks. The daily parking fee will increase from $3 to $5 per vehicle (12 passenger or less) and the annual pass will increase from $30 to $50, effective May 20, 2009. Discounts are available for seniors age 62 and older, active duty military and veterans. ParkPass was introduced in 1992. This is the second increase in the 17-year existence of the program.

May 04, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


The fish sure are biting

Hey folks, Tight Line Jr. here with some fishing reports from around the coast.

April 29, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Hooked on bream

The group of freshwater fish called bream includes species such as bluegill, redbreast sunfish and redear sunfish. Compared to other sportfish, bream are fairly easy to catch. All you need is a basic rod and reel with monofilament line, a bobber to hold the bait off the bottom and signal bites, and a small hook. Live worms and crickets make good bait and are available at most convenience stores near lakes and rivers.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local riverkeeper wins grant for water tests

STATESBORO - This week River Network and MillerCoors announced the winners of a nationwide grant competition. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper won the grant competition with more than 2,000 votes for their volunteer fish collection project. This project will organize volunteers to catch fish from the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers to test for mercury levels.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Win an RV from Ga. State Park

ATLANTA - Just in time for sleeping-under-the-stars season, Georgia's State Parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting.

April 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Life blooms rich ‘in the pits’ through April

SOCIAL CIRCLE - On an April afternoon fresh from heavy rains and swept by steady winds, Mary Terry asks a question atop Arabia Mountain in Dekalb County:

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Moving with intention

Not long ago my husband asked my daughters to clean their rooms. There was a fair bit of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Not because ...

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Review: Gear for family adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — One of the biggest jolts to new parents is the amount of gear required for outings with the baby. Simply getting out ...

April 21, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to teach kids firearm safety

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Opinions sought on hunting regulation changes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and others interested are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulations for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons and make plans to attend one ...

April 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video appears to show bear carrying a laptop

KALISPELL, Montana — Bears are known for eating everything from mountain berries to piles of garbage. But would a bear eat a laptop?

April 06, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows 'superhero' elk in Oregon

GEARHART, Oregon — Is there anything more majestic than a bull elk? They can weigh over 700 pounds and have towering antlers that spread more than ...

April 05, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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