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Shell of rare snail found

While working recently on a gate at a Catoosa County cave, gate builder Kristen Bobo found a relict snail shell. Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologist Jason Wisniewski, who was helping with the project to protect bats, recognized the species as the spiny riversnail (lo fluvialis).

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation efforts help cerulean warbler

FORSYTH - When surveys this spring confirmed cerulean warblers singing in north Georgia forest openings created to attract them, the news was music to Nathan Klaus' ears. It was also confirmation for Klaus and others that some conservation efforts take years to see results.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Free lionfish lectures in July

Lad Akins, director of special projects for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a Florida based nonprofit group, will speak about the current status and groundbreaking successes of partnerships and rapid response to the unprecedented invasion of lionfish along the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Lady angler has top catch so far

Angler Maryann Wilson caught this 125-pound sailfish in Golfito, Costa Rica, in March. "OK all you fishermen, the battle is on and so far, this lady has you all beat. Eat your hearts out!" Wilson said.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Coastal birding

Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Grab your binoculars and take a self-guided tour along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. With a wide variety of habitats across the trail's 18 sites, more than 300 of the state's 400 bird species have been spotted along this route. Favorites include the brightly colored painted bunting, the majestic bald eagle and the endangered wood stork.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


So many fish it’s hard to keep up

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here with a few fishing reports from around the coastal area.

June 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


River keepers announce mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville, GA. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


So many fish it's hard to keep up

Hello, everyone. Ol' Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. here with a few fishing reports from around the coastal area.

June 29, 2009 | By Donnie Branch for Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Local catches 125-pound sailfish

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Coastal birding

Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Grab your binoculars and take a self-guided tour along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. With a wide variety of habitats across the trail's 18 sites, more than 300 of the state's 400 bird species have been spotted along this route. Favorites include the brightly colored painted bunting, the majestic bald eagle and the endangered wood stork.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeepers start mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville, GA. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Scientists 'listen' to fish populations

Most people who spend time on the water in the coastal region are familiar with the idea of fish finders - electronic devices that send signals into the water to locate objects swimming or floating below.

June 26, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Scientists: Reef's fish 'help each other'

Scientist and professor of marine sciences Peter Auster, along with two undergraduate interns from the University of Connecticut, recently docked after a two-week research cruise to Gray's Reef where they tracked a few of the Southern Coast's most notorious bad boys.

June 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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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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