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Bug spray sales top fishing

Hello friends. Not much to report this week. There has been a record sale on bug spray this year so far.

April 29, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Migrant Hummingbirds returning to Georgia

FORSYTH - Hang up your feeders and they will come. Ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia from their wintering grounds to the south.

April 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife camps available for youth this summer

COVINGTON -- The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center between Covington and Jackson will host its sixth annual FFA Wildlife Camp this summer.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Commercial cast net, shrimp license lottery on June 3

BRUNSWICK -- Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have set the 2008 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery for June 3.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Birds busy with nesting

Spring has sprung and bird nesting has begun. Species that normally nest in cavities may take up residence in dead trees or birdhouses in your yard. Non-cavity nesters may find your evergreen trees and shrubs particularly attractive for raising young.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take Me Fishing!

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- You can wear your lucky hat and bring your lucky rod, but if you want to make the most of your next fishing trip what you really need is great advice.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s new fishing regulations now available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The new 2008-09 Georgia sport fishing regulations are available.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Seasonal trout streams opened Saturday

GAINESVILLE - Despite record drought conditions in Georgia, trout anglers can still anticipate exciting fishing this season.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: The king of snakes

The eastern kingsnake is a shiny black snake with thin white or cream-colored bands. This reptile also is called the "chain snake" because the lines that stretch across its back are linked along the sides. The species' typical length is 3-4 feet long, but the record is almost 7 feet.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for March 30, 2008

Hello friends and fishermen, ole Tight Line here.

April 13, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks’ spring blooms beckon nature enthusiasts to get outdoors

ATLANTA - As the days become longer and the weather warmer, Georgia's forests become alive with an array of spring blooms including trout lily, wild azaleas, foam flower, trillim, violets and many other brilliant wildflowers.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Coastal Shorebird survey results show gains for some species

BRUNSWICK - Early results from a January survey indicate higher numbers of several species of birds were on the coast this year.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Field and Stream nationwide search for top outdoorsman

NEW YORK - Field & Stream magazine and Bass Pro Shops, have set the dates for the 2008 Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for March 23, 2008

Well friends, sorry we missed all you fishermen and friends last week. Ole Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. were out of pocket.

April 06, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hummingbirds en route

Although rare, hummingbirds that normally breed in the West may visit Georgia in the winter, sometimes staying until March or April. However, the ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species that breeds in eastern North America.

March 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Input wanted for seatrout management

BRUNSWICK - The Finfish Advisory Panel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, and the group is seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Camping deals available for state parks

ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Limited red snapper season opens

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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