SAVANNAH -The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary will hold a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council's working groups Dec. 18 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Dec. 19 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Courtyard Marriott Historic District, Savannah, Georgia (415 W. Liberty Street).
Well friends and fishermen, the wind has been blowing but the fish are still biting.
As recently seen on Georgia Public Broadcasting's program "Georgia Outdoors," there may be something lurking in the waters of the Altamaha River around Darien.
Winding over 2,100 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Main, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the path of the Appalachian mountains, passing through 14 states, two national parks, and eight national forests. Hikers are responsible for the upkeep of the primitive shelters and trailside campsites, seven to eight miles apart.
Hello friends and fishermen.
Hampton Island Preserve celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for its new equestrian center. The center, designed by Atlanta based architect Bill Foley, consists of 12 stalls. Each stall in the $2.2 million 6,612 square foot facility is 12x12 feet and has ceiling fans and automatic water dispensers for the horses. The horses that live in the stalls are trained for several different equine disciplines including jumping, dressage, and hunters.
Ray's Bay Pen will host a Dog Baying Competition this Saturday and Sunday in Long County.
Here are the results from Ray's Bay Pen Competition on Nov 17-18.
Well friends, it looks like the fishing was good all around this week.
By the time the sun is high enough to illuminate the patch of oak trees on the hill, a herd of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will have been feeding in the shadows for quite some time. A group of mature does, fawns and a few bucks browsing on the acorns strewn across the ground stop feeding only long enough to glance in the direction of the faintest noise or to engage in social activities. Once the air is warmed with the sun's light, the group will disappear at its leisure into the cover of the grassy creek bottoms nearby.
I received some fishing reports this week and was glad to them from several fishermen.
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These are the fishing reports I received from Raymond Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp:
FORSYTH - Halloween has come and gone, but superstitious fears and negative myths about bats live on, fed by the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. Others are better informed and realize that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.
History will come alive in front of your eyes! Fun for the whole family, bring your bicycles and soak up the coastal charm of Darien, Georgia's second oldest city Saturday, admission is free.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island, Georgia, is set to host the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Oct. 10-13, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.
SAVANNAH, GA. -- Visitors to Savannah's Skidaway Island State Park can now sleep in air-conditioned comfort thanks to new camper cabins. The three mini-cabins each offer a screened porch, bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids' sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, cooking supplies and sense of adventure. Outside, they'll find a picnic table, grill and fire ring surrounded by beautiful Live Oaks and Spanish moss.
Archery enthusiasts have a new range to visit now that the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) Archery Range officially opened today, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
Free celebrations are planned in the area for National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
COVINGTON - The Georgia Wildlife Federation, through the Foundation's State Giving Program, last week received a $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to assist with Georgia Hunters for the Hungry.
Local hunting show "Hunten Ham Horn Feather" will air at 8 a.m. Sunday.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer-hunting season opens Saturday statewide.
The city of Hinesville will host its first 5K run/walk to benefit mental-health patients and build awareness at 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park.
SOCIAL CIRCLE -Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The upcoming Labor Day holiday is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm-weather weekend.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The 2013-14 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - All hunters interested in participating in a deer-quota hunt need to complete an online application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Women interested in the outdoors, but perhaps with little-to-no outdoor knowledge, can discover hunting, fishing, boating and other recreational skills through a program series provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.