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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


WILD facts: Frogs that ‘chuckle’

The Southern leopard frog is the most widespread frog species in Georgia. Ranging in size from 2 to 3.5 inches, this amphibian may be brown, green or a combination of these colors. Dark, round spots decorate the leopard frog's body, along with light-colored lines along the sides of the back.

January 19, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster shells needed for Sapelo Island research

DARIEN - Fried, stewed or nude, oysters are always an anticipated delicacy in coastal Georgia, especially once cooler weather hits. The star attraction on the fall and winter menus of local restaurants and the hit of backyard roasts, fresh oysters are a Georgia tradition and an integral part of coastal ecology.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Trout plentiful in local catches

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Well, I don't have much to report, but the weather looks nice for the weekend.

January 12, 2009 | By Donnie and Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Catches include gator trout, sheepshead

Hello friends, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

January 05, 2009 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


State extends shrimping season off coast; closes rivers

BRUNSWICK - The state Department of Natural Resources is extending the recreational and commercial food shrimp season in Georgia's coastal waters by two weeks.

The extension ends Jan. 15 and does not include most creeks and rivers, which will close to shrimping Wednesday. Georgia's territorial waters stretch three miles offshore.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Try this recipe for game-day treat

Hello, my friends, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, it's been wet and windy, but I still have a few reports for you. Johnny Gaskin and Frank Chapman caught the limit on trout; that's 30 to all you first-timers. Johnny invited me over for some fried fish and cheese grits.

December 30, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Plan a visit to Georgia's mystery swamp

The mysterious Okefenokee Swamp has long been the source of myth, lore and legend. The land of the "trembling earth," as the Indians called it, is a vast 700-square mile wilderness of grasslands, wetlands, lakes and peat bog islands anchored by towering cypress trees growing from still, dark water. The Okefenokee's diverse natural environments and teeming wildlife have dominated the infrequent efforts of humans to tame it.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Local man wins mud track titles

Hinesville resident Ferell Mobley earned high-point champion titles in two divisions at the Golden Isles Mud Track competition in September.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga.'s first youth hunter ed challenge set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Youth interested in the outdoors can test their knowledge, demonstrate their skills and register to win a muzzleloader at the state's first annual Hunter Education Skills Challenge event Jan. 17 in Walton County.

December 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting meetings set for January

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will hold eight public meetings across the state to accept public input on the development of hunting regulations for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 hunting seasons. Proposed changes to hunting regulations will be considered by the Board of Natural Resources in May 2009. Those interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating.

December 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Team Hot Spot tops Darien tournament again

Local angling team Hot Spot VI won the 2015 Captain Haps Bash on the Bluff tournament Aug. 21-22 in Darien.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Public meetings set for saltwater-fishing regulations

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host public hearings on proposed amendments to the rules of Georgia Department ...

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunters getting ready for Saturday’s dove-season openers

Georgia's dove season opens at noon Saturday.

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Dealing with disappointing runs

When I was pregnant with our second baby, my husband was in the running for a job he’d been working toward since we were ...

August 31, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


A dark and stormy run

Into every life a little rain must fall. Or buckets of rain. With lightning. And hail.

August 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video may show world-record bluefin tuna

Gulf of Mexico — A YouTube video from 2012 is currently stirring controversy online. According to the video’s description, the footage was captured by a ...

August 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Dock tour still doing well in hot days

Hello, friends and neighbors from all around the coastal area. This is Tight Line Jr., and I am back with a few fishing tales to ...

August 24, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State-park visitors can receive free admission when they volunteer

ATLANTA - In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Georgia's state parks and historic sites are inviting citizens to volunteer for a variety of projects ...

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Online deer-quota application due by Sept. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE -An online deer-quota application must be received before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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