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Sea turtle nest counts top record

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather has come to Georgia's coast and with it the close of a record-breaking nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles. Due to storms, however, a nest success rate slightly lower than normal is expected for the threatened species.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Get recognized for your record catch

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for outstanding and state record catches. Anglers who catch new state records (fish whose weight exceeds the previous record by one ounce) or those who catch a fish that meets or beats a specific weight or length limit for that species (angler award) are eligible for recognition. Information regarding angler awards and state record fish can be found on the division's Web site at www.gofishgeorgia.com or in the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guidebook available at all division offices and all license agents.

November 04, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Paddle Georgia brings hundreds to Ogeechee

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

July 03, 2015 | By Brittani Howell For the Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Caution urged on busy boating weekend

High boating traffic is expected this July Fourth holiday as thousands of boaters will be out on the water enjoying the holiday with family and friends.

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


Hot weather is a good time for tasty shrimp cocktail

Howdy, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. Hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated.

July 01, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Warm weather is upon us and summer outings are in full swing. From breathable trail runners to high-performance life jackets, this article looks at a diverse selection of outdoor products that can handle the rigors of summer use.

June 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hears about proposed license fee increases

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out June 17 for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Strollers, toys and other itemts for family road trips and summer fun

The best family products out there merge performance and safety. They’re intuitive enough that anyone can use them, while also working just as they’re supposed to. And they’re also designed well enough that you can take them on the road without any problems.

June 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


State DNR holds forum on license-fee increase

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out Wednesday for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings on plan to help wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The draft of Georgia's revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be the focus of three meetings scheduled for public comment next month.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Tree tents and other outdoor gear for the summer

Here is a diverse lineup of outdoor products that might be a good fit for your next adventure.

June 21, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Guyton woman catches record grey-snapper

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton.

June 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Advisory issued for St. Simons beach

The Glynn County Health Department has issued an advisory for East Beach at the old Coast Guard station (10th Street to Driftwood Drive) on St. Simons Island.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


My reason to run is just to run

Eight years ago this month I finished my first real run.

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


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