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Waterbird census shows solid numbers

BRUNSWICK - Dedicated bird watchers braved cold temperatures and, in some cases, 25 mph winds to search Georgia's barrier island beaches for birds on Jan. 16. The objective: Count and identify every waterbird they could find while roaming the chilly beaches.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Right whale freed from ropes

Federal and state workers Thursday freed a 2-year-old right whale calf entangled in ropes off the coast of Georgia.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Quality winter crappie in deep, cool waters

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Springtime is not the only ideal time for crappie fishing in Georgia. The brief winter season also produces excellent results, and several reservoirs across the state offer rewards for anglers willing to brave the bitter cold temperatures.

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Almost too cold to fish

Hello, friends and fisherman. Tight Line Jr., here. Well, with all the cold weather this week there was not much fishing going on, but I do have one good report from some good ol' boys that came all the way from Tattnall County.

February 09, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Improved prospects help equip anglers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Aimlessly casting a line and hoping for a bite is history thanks to Georgia's new and improved online fishing prospects. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from the enhanced fishing prospect guides which detail the state's 31 reservoirs and 18 rivers and include maps, local weather forecasts, best bets and species-specific techniques, all in one convenient location - www.gofishgeorgia.com .

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Pine Warblers abound

Amidst bare trees and gray skies, the pine warbler brings a punch of color to the winter landscape. This bright yellow songbird typically lives high in pine trees, foraging for insects and pine seeds. However, when cold weather strikes and food is less abundant, pine warblers often venture closer to the ground and into other habitats.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Prescribed fire helps forests

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Talk of threats posed by climate change and global warming is not new. Most have heard how emissions from cars, industry and even wildfires affect the atmosphere. What many don't know is there is a significant difference between emissions from prescribed burning and wildfires.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fry ’em up, add some slaw

Hello, friends. Tight Line Jr. here.

February 02, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Come join the great backyard bird count

NEW YORK - Bird and nature fans throughout North America are invited to join tens of thousands of bird watchers for the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 13-16.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Deep, slow winter catch

Although Georgia's lake fish are most active in spring and fall, you can hook one in the winter with a little patience. Fish are cold-blooded, meaning their body temperature matches their environment (in this case, the cold water). Although colder fish are a bit sluggish and don't require as much food to survive, they may still bite.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Whooping cranes clear Ga.

Young whooping cranes aren't known for speed but 14 whoopers led on their first migration from Wisconsin by ultralight aircraft breezed through southwest Georgia in slightly more than a day last week.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Comment sought on plan to combat invasive species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A draft plan that targets more than 180 invasive species threatening Georgia's rich variety of native wildlife is available for public comment.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


That’s a mess of trout

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

January 26, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia 2009 fishing regulations available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The new 2009 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are now available. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recently distributed printed versions of the regulations to all Division offices and facilities, a number of State Parks and fishing license retailers statewide. An online version of the new regulations soon will be available at www.gofishgeorgia.com.

January 19, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Golf courses offer $28 rate

A round of golf at all Georgia State Park Golf Courses costs just $28 per golfer in January and February. That includes 18 holes with a shared cart. It's a great deal. This special winter rate is valid through Feb. 28, and cannot be combined with any other discounts, coupons or specials, including the senior and junior rate programs. It's not valid from Friday through Sunday at Georgia Veterans in Cordele.

January 19, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Shrimp season opens Wednesday

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to DNR Commissioner Mark Williams.

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tales from the saltwater

Well friends and neighbors when it rains it pours, and we certainly have had our share - no pun intended. As they say the rain is ...

May 31, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Record blackfin tuna caught

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a men's record for blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) landed in Georgia by Tyler Deal of ...

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows angler catch salmon using iPhone as lure

PERTH, Australia — While smartphones have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, most people consider them useless once they break. An angler in Australia decided to ...

May 30, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a ...

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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