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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


State parks’ junior ranger program an afordable option

ATLANTA - Not sure what to do with the kids this summer? Skip the pricey summer camps and head to Georgia's state parks for affordable fun and educational adventures with the Junior Ranger Program and Day Camp. Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore Georgia's wildlife, nature and fascinating history first-hand as they earn their way through three badge levels.

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Drivers should watch for wildlife in road

FORSYTH - Forget the chicken: Why did the turtle cross the road?

June 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Researchers study litter found on reef

According to scientists stationed at Gray's Reef Marine Sanctuary, there's no doubt people and their waste affect the delicate 25 mile coral reef that sits 60 feet below the water off the Georgia coast.

June 22, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


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Lots of reasons to run, but sometimes the better choice is not to run

Sometimes not doing something is a really good decision.

July 26, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


It’s summer, and things are heating up

Well, friends and neighbors, I hope you are staying cool in this summer heat. Be aware of your surroundings. If you have folks who are ...

July 25, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows large shark head-butt a diver

THE BAHAMAS — Simply being in the water near sharks is enough to make most people feel uncomfortable. But how about having a 10-foot shark ram ...

July 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Fisheries changes could increase catches

NOAA Fisheries has announced changes in regulations for blueline tilefish, black sea bass and yellowtail snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic Region that ...

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Podcasts to run to

Every year I put out a list of my favorite podcasts to run to. I am an admitted podcast junkie. Since I first found the ...

July 17, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Have You Seen This? Starting a fire with a sandwich bag

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — I’m not exceptionally outdoorsy.

July 16, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows great white shark attacking a drone

AUSTRALIA — A new YouTube video offers a glimpse into the frightening speed and stealth with which a great white shark can strike.

July 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Things I know for sure about running

Birthday celebrations should not be limited to children or milestone birthdays. Isn’t every birthday a milestone? Shouldn’t every year we get older be ...

July 13, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Where to catch catfish in Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Fishing for catfish can put delicious meals on the table.

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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