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Local lands 32-pound snapper

Hinesville resident Jack Cooksie landed this 32-pound Red Snapper while vacationing in Corpus Christi, Texas mid May. After checking out last week's catch by local angler Kenny Fussell, in good fun, Cooksie said, "Eat your heart out, Kenny."

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Myth has legs

Perhaps you have heard that "the daddy-longlegs is the most poisonous spider, but it can't harm humans because its mouth is too small."

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks’ junior ranger program an afordable option

ATLANTA - Not sure what to do with the kids this summer? Skip the pricey summer camps and head to Georgia's state parks for affordable fun and educational adventures with the Junior Ranger Program and Day Camp. Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore Georgia's wildlife, nature and fascinating history first-hand as they earn their way through three badge levels.

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Drivers should watch for wildlife in road

FORSYTH - Forget the chicken: Why did the turtle cross the road?

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Researchers study litter found on reef

According to scientists stationed at Gray's Reef Marine Sanctuary, there's no doubt people and their waste affect the delicate 25 mile coral reef that sits 60 feet below the water off the Georgia coast.

June 22, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Tagging one of five research projects at Gray's Reef

Early Tuesday, as the sun was just rising, Capt. Todd Recicar with the NOAA cruised 25 miles off the Georgia Coast, ending his hour long trip by anchoring his boat in the middle of the dark blue Atlantic.

June 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


New plant proponents praise job fair

Power4Georgians, a consortium of Georgia EMCs that is building Plant Washington in Washington County, had its first job fair related to the plant at Sandersville Technical College on May 28. The event attracted 340 area residents who came to learn more about the jobs that will be available during and after construction of the plant. More than 1,500 jobs will be created once the plant is cleared for construction, and more than 120 permanent full-time jobs will remain after the plant opens.

June 15, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Trout a common catch right now

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to everyone, and he hopes you are doing well and catching fish.

June 15, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line column | Outdoors/Recreation


Local lands record barracuda

Liberty County resident angler Kenny Fusell caught a world record Pacific barracuda along the coast of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica on June 4. The International Game Fishing Association recently opened a new category for barracuda declaring them a game fish in the Pacific. Fusell shows off his prize catch along with captain and friend Bobby McGuinness, IGFA's captain of the year 2006. The Fish weighed 5.2 pounds and was later consumed at happy hour. Fussell would like to thank "Pato" for guarding the fish with his life.

June 15, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Saving endangereds: St. Catherines Wildlife Center doing its part

In the interior of St. Catherines Island, deer roam freely and wild hogs jog playfully throughout the woods. Suddenly, in the distance you hear a sound definitely not native to the area.

June 08, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Outdoors/Recreation


Local waters teeming with fish

Hello, folks. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello to everyone.

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Time to celebrate turtle season

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the 2009 sea turtle nesting season with a series of family-fun activities. Advanced registration is required for some of the events and can be found at www.jekyllisland.com/nestfest.

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: The lowdown on toads

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. While most frogs have moist, smooth skin and long legs for leaping, typical toads have dry, warty

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Barring people for the sake of bats

SOCIAL CIRCLE - If you build it, they won't come.

June 08, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeepers mark 10th anniversary

The Altamaha Riverkeepers' 10-year anniversary celebration is at noon Saturday, June 6, at the Laurens County Sportsmen's Club. The meeting will include a report on the Altamaha Riverkeepers' water-monitoring study on the Oconee River in the Dublin area.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Goose problems? Here’s what to do

The Canada goose, a protected bird under state and federal law, is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hoping more hunters will help control coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 tips for landing big fish on a fly rod

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Fishermen are famous for their stories of the big one that got away. From excuses about bad knots to tales of fish ...

June 20, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Project studying manatees in the area

ST. MARYS - An infusion of tagged manatees may help scientists better understand how the gentle giants use coastal Georgia waters, especially near Kings Bay submarine ...

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Brunswick woman catches record tripletail

Brunswick - Jordan Davis of Brunswick caught a tripletail earlier this month that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said set a women's state record.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips on planting zinnias, horse auctions, spittlebugs

Question: Can you purchase zinnia plants or do you have to sow seeds? Is it too late to sow or plant zinnias?

June 17, 2017 | Arty Schronce Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State encourages hunting coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 16, 2017 | By Nick Bowman Gainesville Times | Outdoors/Recreation


Trash fish tourney helps cancer patients

This weekend will be the Altamaha River Trash Fish Tournament starting at 4 p.m. Friday and ending at 4 p.m. Saturday.

June 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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