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Warm water attracts sharks

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here. I've been a little under the weather lately and speaking of weather, man has it been hot.

August 26, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line | Outdoors/Recreation


Gray's Reef welcomes new members

The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary's Advisory Council has accepted the appointments of Scott Harris, College of Charleston, to the council seat for university education and of Capt. Wendell Harper to the council seat for charter/commercial fishing.

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Angler breaks record with shark

Special to the Courier

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: The grod that whistles

If you whistle for a dog to come, you'll know what a bird-voiced treefrog sounds like. Males call to attract females from May through September, emitting several high-pitched, bird-like whistles in a row. You're more likely to hear this nocturnal amphibian than you are to see it, since it is small, well camouflaged and only descends from trees to breed. If you do catch a glimpse, the bird-voiced treefrog looks like a miniature gray treefrog but without the yellow inner thigh color. Both bird-voiced and gray treefrogs have a light spot under each eye and body colors that ...

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia State Parks upcoming events

Labor Day at

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dove hunters may bag more birds this season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia dove hunters may soon reap the benefits of a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations approval aimed at expanding dove season opportunities. USFWS's Service Regulations Committee recently adopted a change in the framework increasing the dove bag limit from 12 to 15. Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division will propose a regulation change reflecting the new federal framework at the Board of Natural Resources meeting Aug. 27. If approved, it will take effect just in time for the Georgia dove hunting season, which begins Sept. 6.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Red mite with an itchy bite

Chiggers, also known as red bugs, are the tiny larvae of harvest mites.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


New guide maps out adventure on Altamaha

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Enjoying the scenic Altamaha River, one of Georgia's most biologically diverse rivers, has never been easier. The Altamaha River Partnership, with support from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, now has an updated, informative guide to the 137-mile corridor.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish tournament grows by half

Hello friends and fellow fishermen,

August 12, 2008 | By Allen and donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


License sales topic at meeting

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division plans to change hunting and fishing licenses over the Internet raised so many concerns that the department decided to revise the plan.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Flycatchers on the fly

If you hear an ascending "wheep" whistled from the treetops, a great crested flycatcher is nearby.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNA study explores sea turtle lineage, outlook

BRUNSWICK - The beach is empty, but the deserted stretch was obviously full of activity the night before, as evidenced by turtle crawl tracks zigzagging from the surf to nest sites in the dunes. A joint research effort can now tell biologists which turtles made these tracks.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Gator season set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia remains a popular destination for alligator hunters given the available healthy population of more than 200,000 gators. For the past six years, thousands of applicants have competed for a chance to participate in a quota hunt, and the number of applicants continues to grow each year. The deadline for this year's applications is July 31. For those selected, the season runs Sept. 6-Oct. 5.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cpl. Mike Binion named ranger of the year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


2008-09 hunting regulations now available online

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Pedal to paddle tour Saturday

You can take a bike and paddle tour of Darien and its river Saturday.

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah angler catches record king mackerel

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a women's state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate July 4 in a state park, site

ATLANTA - Grilling burgers in the shade and camping under the stars are some of the July Fourth activities offered in Georgia's state parks and ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


An introduction to hammock camping

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — For many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is synonymous with tents. After all, tents have been around for centuries. They have a proven track ...

June 19, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate Father’s Day outdoors in a state park

ATLANTA - Spending family time outdoors is often the best gift for adventurous dads.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Charming video shows mother cougar frolic with cubs

GLENDORA, California — It seems that when mountain lion videos appear on YouTube, they usually involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. Not so with a recent video ...

June 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Florida anglers catch big snappers with 'forbidden fruit'

PENSACOLA, Florida — For many anglers, bananas are forbidden fruit. Bring them out on your fishing boat and you’ll doom the trip, or so goes ...

June 09, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Whiting, flounder are biting

This week in the great outdoors:

June 06, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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