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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


WILD Facts: Raising gators

American alligators live in a variety of wetlands. In Georgia, these large reptiles mostly are found south toward the Okefenokee and along the coast. However, their range also extends north to the upper coastal plain.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


New ‘herp’ reference fills information gap

SOCIAL CIRCLE - "Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia" looks like a cross between a field guide and a coffee table book: splashy color, waves of information.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


First Loggerhead nest of 2008 found

BRUNSWICK -- Loggerhead turtles have returned to Georgia's beaches. Members of the Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative found the state's first loggerhead nest of 2008 last week on Blackbeard Island, signaling the start of nesting season for the federally threatened species.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Camo masters can also croak

If you live in or visit a wooded area with water nearby, you probably will hear the croaks of Cope's gray treefrogs. From March through August, these common nocturnal amphibians belt out loud, buzzing trills and occasional squeaky peeps to attract mates.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Governor Perdue Announces Additional Sites for Go Fish Georgia Facilities

ATLANTA -- Friday, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional ramp sites bring the total up to 18 funded by the program.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing derby for all area kids

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will host its 18th annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take Me Fishing!

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- There are great opportunities all across the state for catfish angling, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

June 01, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line

Hello folks, Ole' Tight Line here,

June 01, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | 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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