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Loggerhead nesting season off to promising start

BRUNSWICK - The sight of tiny turtles scurrying toward the ocean is a promising sign for the loggerhead sea turtle. And this year, nest numbers of this imperiled species are at a record high in Georgia.

September 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tourneys net good results

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here and I've got some good reports from Yellow Bluff and the surrounding coastal area. The St. Catherine's Sport Fishing Club recently held its tournament and Danny, Roy and Mitchell Clark took first place landing 23 nice size trout.

September 02, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Record number of turtle nests found

SAVANNAH -- Rare loggerhead sea turtles are having a record nesting season on the Georgia coast and have been laying eggs in promising numbers on southern Atlantic beaches from Florida to the Carolinas.

August 29, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation


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

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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


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Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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