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Bear sightings not common this time of year

The sighting, though a seemingly rare experience for metro Atlantans, comes as no surprise given that seasonal bear activity is increasing. This time of year, young male bears are roaming and often stumbling into what's considered non-traditional bear range, including urbanized areas.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Web cam offers insight into falcons

ATLANTA - The public can again follow the private lives of downtown Atlanta's most prolific peregrine falcons.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Team lands deep sea treasure

Well, hello my friends, Ole' Tight Line here. I'm sorry I missed you all last weekend, but I'm happy to report there was some good catches around the coastal area and Yellow Bluff Marina.

May 25, 2008 | By Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sandhills inventory documents unique habitat, rare species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A survey of an unusual Coastal Plain habitat in Georgia will provide new information about rare species such as the gopher tortoise, Georgia's state reptile.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia plant partnership will be exhibited at U.S. botanic garden

SOCIAL CIRCLE - This year's summer exhibition at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington will focus on sustainability by showcasing displays by organizations from around the world, including one from Georgia.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: The spin on tent caterpillars

The web-like masses you see in tree branches every spring are the handiwork of eastern tent caterpillars. After over-wintering as a little black blob of eggs, hundreds of hairy caterpillars hatch out and form a silky nest. Although common, the larvae are quite beautiful: black with white, orange and yellow stripes, plus pale blue blotches on the sides.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Camping Georgia: Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island enables visitors to see virtually every facet of a barrier island's natural community, from the diversified wildlife of the forested uplands, to the vast expanses of salt marsh and the complex beach and dunes systems. The Visitor Center, located near the mainland ferry dock, brings to life both the natural and cultural history of Sapelo, while guided tours of the island enable visitors to experience the African-American community of Hog Hammock, the University of Georgia Marine Institute, and the Reynolds Mansion.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


High winds stall fishing

Hello friends, ole' Tight Line here. With last week's windy weather we didn't get much fishing done, but we still have a few good reports to give you from Yellow Bluff.

May 13, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Project spotlights life in birds' nest

ITHACA, N.Y. - What could be cuter than baby birds all atwitter in the nest? But amid the "oohs" and "aahs" are real data about the rhythms of bird biology and how they may be changing as the result of human activity.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Buford trout hatchery hosts guided bird walk May 4

BUFORD - Spring is a great time to observe many species of colorful birds known as neotropical migrants.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Effort to knock out invasive flathead catfish species seumes in Satilla River

WAYCROSS - Last year's efforts to eradicate the unwelcome, invasive flathead catfish from the Satilla River resulted in the removal of exactly 4,399 of the fish.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Right whales head north

BRUNSWICK - After spending the winter in the warm waters off Georgia and Florida, North Atlantic right whales are heading north for the summer.

May 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Co-existing with coyotes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The distinctive call of the coyote or "song dog" can be heard all across our state, from the more welcoming rural areas of wooded forests and open fields to the less inviting backyards of metro Atlanta neighborhoods.

May 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


BoatU.S. Angler offers tips on buying insurance

BoatU.S. Angler is a membership program that's part of the nation's largest association of recreational boaters whose mission is to protect the interests of boat-owning freshwater anglers.

May 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Spring perfect time to fish for bream

May 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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5 adventures to go on during a visit to Phoenix

PHOENIX, Arizona — Phoenix offers wonderful opportunities for playing golf during the winter and early spring, but here are some lesser known adventures to experience on your next visit.

March 20, 2015 | Adam Straub KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Boone and Crockett announces new bighorn sheep world record

ALBERTA, Canada — What do black bears, grizzly bears, tule elk and non-typical whitetail deer all have in common? The world records for each animal, as recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club, were not taken by a hunter. Instead, the massive animals died of other causes and were found later and reported.

March 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Have You Seen This? Riding the white line



SCARY TOWN — I am not an extreme sport guy. I wish I were, it’d make me much cooler. In fact, my wife and I just got life insurance, and we were asked the following questions: Do you SCUBA dive? Do you skydive? Do you rock climb? Do you ski?

March 17, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Fond farewells to two dear friends

Hello, folks - Tight Line Jr. here, hoping everyone is staying warm and toasty.

March 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Forging friendships through running

Sitting in the car with the heater and seat warmers on full blast, I look out the window at a chilly scene. The wind is howling. The sky is gray. The water on the lake looks as choppy and uneven as my self-cut bangs in third grade. Awake since 4:30 a.m., I’ve already taught a strength training class, thrown a load of laundry in the washer and herded the girls to school. It’s always tempting to drive home and crawl under the covers, but I never do. No matter how tired I am, no matter how ...

March 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Research project tracking Golden Eagle

A high-tech research project helped along by a middle Georgia hunt club recently began tracking one of the state's most rare raptors – a golden eagle.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


March events at Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Below is a selection of March events at Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks' web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275. You can also become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our monthly newsletter. Thank you for helping promote Georgia's natural and historic resources!

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Turkey season opens Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 11, 2015) – Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills? Hunters eager for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia certainly have. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 21 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2015 season should be a fair one.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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