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Tournament to honor Tight Line, Sr.

Hello friends Tight Line Jr. here with something special. Thanks to the owner and operator of the Sunbury Crab Co. and Marina, Barney Maley, the 2008 Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament will honor my father, Allen Branch, by naming him honorary captain for the tournament.

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Clean feeders critical for drawing birds

FORSYTH - You don't want to eat at restaurants that receive low health department ratings. Now apply that concept to birds visiting your backyard feeders. In summer's heat, birdfeeders can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria and disease.

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia closes oyster harvest in state waters

Georgia Department of

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Events highlight role of pollinators

SOCIAL CIRCLE National Pollinator Week couldn't come at a more appropriate time in Georgia. The first of 14 butterfly counts across the state begin this month.

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


On Tap June 15, 2008

Wednesday

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Turtles on move

Why is the turtle crossing the road? To get to the other side, hopefully without being squashed by a car! Turtle travel is on the rise this time of year as turtles search for mates and scope out suitable spots to lay eggs. Eastern box turtles also move around more after rain, hoping to gobble up emerging worms.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting despite heat

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here. This past week has been a hot one. Like we say here in the coast, "Hotter than fish grease."

July 03, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Don't fear, snakes are here

As temperatures rise don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly of the slithering variety. Not to worry, though: Snakes can be a homeowner's best friends, as long as you remember a few important tips.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Calcium for birds

After laying eggs, female songbirds often lack calcium. You can help them replenish this important nutrient by

June 24, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Charlie Elliott adds outdoors hall of fame

The Georgia Outdoor Writers Hall of Fame has found a fitting home:

June 24, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish bite despite wind

Ole' Tight Line here friends and fellow anglers and I'm still kicking.

June 17, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR adds to artificial reefs

Special tot he Courier

June 17, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp season starts June 10

Special to the Courier

June 17, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cases of recreational water illnesses on the rise

As summer approaches and swimming pools open, parents and swimmers should be aware of a hidden hazard referred to as recreational water illness.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ole’ Tight Line marks 88th birthday, junior offers military salute

Hello folks, Tight Line Jr. here. I know Tight Line senior usually leads the story but I have something much more important to report on this week besides the dock tour.

June 08, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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