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Changes to shark regulations proposed

BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has requested the Board of Natural Resources change shark regulations to ensure the State of Georgia complies with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan For Atlantic Coast Sharks. The plan, recently approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), will coordinate management of sharks across state jurisdictions and federal waters, eliminating inconsistencies and providing for a healthy population of Atlantic coastal sharks.

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Misconceptions overshadow bats’ beneficial role

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With Halloween today, the time is ripe for superstitious fears and negative myths about bats, in part because of the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. But others know that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Give this shrimp recipe a shot

Hello everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line sends his greetings. He's back home and doing well.

November 11, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Go climb a canyon

For years, marathon runners have endured long distances in their quest for bragging rights and prestigious T-shirts. Now, state park hikers have their own conquest that ends with an exclusive "I did it!" T-shirt. Georgia's new Canyon Climbers Club is reserved for those few who have scaled to the top of Amicalola Falls, explored the depths of Providence Canyon, braved the swinging bridge in Tallulah Gorge and faced the daunting staircase in Cloudland Canyon.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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A dark and stormy run

Into every life a little rain must fall. Or buckets of rain. With lightning. And hail.

August 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video may show world-record bluefin tuna

Gulf of Mexico — A YouTube video from 2012 is currently stirring controversy online. According to the video’s description, the footage was captured by a ...

August 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Dock tour still doing well in hot days

Hello, friends and neighbors from all around the coastal area. This is Tight Line Jr., and I am back with a few fishing tales to ...

August 24, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State-park visitors can receive free admission when they volunteer

ATLANTA - In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Georgia's state parks and historic sites are inviting citizens to volunteer for a variety of projects ...

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


Online deer-quota application due by Sept. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE -An online deer-quota application must be received before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

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


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