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Weather great for some fishing

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. We've had some nice weather for fishing. The cool weather and a breeze keep the gnats away. I have a few reports to share with you from around our coast. Tony and Ryon Harmon and Joe Maley set out fishing at the Sunbury Crab Company and Marina where they landed 13 trout, three spot tail bass and two sheep head.

November 04, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season begins

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's finally that time of the year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer season opens Saturday and goes through Jan. 1 in the Northern Zone and Jan. 15 in the Southern Zone. Last year, more than 276,000 licensed hunters harvested more than 300,000 deer.

November 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Delayed harvest trout streams open Nov. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - North Georgia offers few better ways to observe fall foliage beauty than a trip to a trout-filled delayed harvest mountain stream. With more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and three species of trout, there are fishing and simultaneous leaf-viewing opportunities closer than you think. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division highlights the five delayed harvest streams available to anglers beginning Nov. 1.

October 28, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Diverse catches all around coast

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line is taking a little time off, but he will be back with us soon.

October 28, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line Feature | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. only state to have six black bass species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia still holds the coveted title for the world record largemouth - a record that stands after more than 75 years. The impressive catch, lured from Montgomery Lake in 1932, tipped the scales at 22 pounds, 4 ounces. But a world record catch isn't Georgia's only claim to fame - it's the state's diversity of bass that continues to reel in anglers from across the nation.

October 28, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Primitive weapons deer season nears

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The weeklong primitive weapons deer-hunting season begins Saturday. During the primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment (including crossbows), muzzleloading shotguns (20 gauge or larger) and muzzleloading firearms (.44 caliber or larger).

October 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Boat registration system overhauled

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Part one of a two-part update to Georgia's recreational license and boat registration system is in place.

October 21, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: One itchy situation

Poison ivy is a woody vine that creeps across the ground and climbs, sometimes growing branches that look like part of a tree.

October 21, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fall brings good catches

Hello friends and fellow fisherman, Ole' Tight Line here. Well the cool weather is always good for fishing so I have a few reports from the coast, Half Moon Marina and Yellow Bluff to share with you.

October 21, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State budget cuts could hurt sportsmen

By Glenn Dowling

October 21, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tides slow fishing

Hello friends Ole' Tight Line here. Well the high tides and some strong winds have put a hold on the fishing somewhat, but I do have a couple of reports from Rayburn Goodman at Yellow BLuff and a few from the surrounding coastal areas.

October 14, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line Column | Outdoors/Recreation


Trout classic on Oct. 9-11

GOLDEN ISLES - The shallow waters off the coast of St. Simons Island are teaming with redfish and trout, a fact that will undoubtedly draw anglers to the 7th Annual Rich Products Golden Isles Red Trout Celebrity Classic set for Oct. 9-11.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah golf course joins joins fundraiser

TUCSON, Ariz. - First City Club in Savannah played an important role in the world's largest one-day golf and dining event Friday.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Berrien resident reels in record longnose gar

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Chad Leonard of Nashville, Georgia (Berrien County) had more than just a great day of fishing on the Alapaha River on Sept. 5 - he managed to catch a new state record. Leonard reeled in a 30-pound, 4-ounce, 56-inch longnose gar, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Birding trail welcomes back far-away friends

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather brings back more than fuzzy sweaters and hot cocoa. When temperatures begin to dip it also signals the return of many migratory birds to scenic birding trails such as the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Oyster harvest closes Monday

BRUNSWICK - Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m. Monday through midnight Sept. 30.

May 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Whiting is a hot catch these days

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area.

May 27, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster harvest to close in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Monday through midnight Wednesday, Sept. 30.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Pulaski increasing entrance fees

SAVANNAH - Fort Pulaski National Monument will implement an entrance fee increase June 15, according to a news release.

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


Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts. A great podcast keeps the mind engaged and distracted while the feet are busy and the legs are burning. It’s like having a conversation without having to do any work. Here are a few of my current favorites. Notice: Only a couple are running related.

May 22, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Dates set for Eagles football camps

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz has announced the dates for six Eagle Invasion Football Camps in the summer of 2015 with locations across Georgia.

May 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Kids fishing derby June 6 in RH

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will host its 25th annual kids fishing derby from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 6, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144 between the library and Kroger.

May 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Why this 40-year-old mother still runs

My reasons for beginning running were simple: I needed peace, quiet and alone time.

May 11, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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