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Early bird gets the fish

Hello, friends, neighbors and fellow anglers. Tight Line Jr. here. I hope everyone is doing well. I was talking to my good buddy Roy Rogers, and he gave me some information about fishing on Fort Stewart I would like to share with y'all.

July 26, 2010 | By Donny Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Night in state park promotes bats

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The ninth annual Bat Blitz, hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, is set for July 25-29, at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth. The blitz provides an opportunity for researchers, management biologists and students from federal and state agencies, universities and industries to exchange information and develop strategies for studying bat communities.

July 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD FACTS: Crows have mob mentality

If you see or hear crows making a lot of ruckus, a predator may be around.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Record drums revealed

BRUNSWICK - Staff of the Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Records Program Wednesday announced that both the men's and women's records for heaviest black drum landed in Georgia have been broken.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Threatened turtles tell climate story

Seven loggerhead sea turtles are back in the surf thanks to the Georgia Aquarium and its Dolphin Conservation Field Station, along with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Coastal regulators to meet July 22

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2010 annual meeting will be held on Thursday July 22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Casino Building at the Pier Village on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Room 108.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Remember to keep swimming safe

Accidents happen all too often, so The Georgia Department of Natural Resources encourages everyone to practice safety at all times when in and around the water. Some swimming safety tips include:

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Yellow Bluff tightens access to marina

After five years of allowing continued public access to Yellow Bluff, developers have finally transitioned the Midway marina into an amenity open to users who purchase club and fish camp memberships, effective July 5.

July 14, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Snakes can be homeowner's best friend

As temperatures soar, don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly activity 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 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Liberty eligible for pine-restoration funds

ATHENS - James E. Tillman Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia, announced recently that 19 more South Georgia counties are in the high-priority category for funding for the Southeast Forestry Initiative. The goal of the SFI is to develop, enhance or restore pine savannah habitats by the management and restoration of longleaf pine on private lands.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Groups protest sources of mercury pollution

AUGUSTA - Conservation organizations from around the state are speaking out about mercury sources that are polluting South Georgia's waterways. Currently, thousands of miles of Georgia's streams and reservoirs have advisories for limiting the amount of fish residents eat due to mercury pollution. According to the US EPA, coal-fired power plants are one of the largest sources of mercury pollution to waterways in the nation. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that is known to cause birth defects and learning disabilities in developing babies and young children.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Stay cool out there, my fellow anglers

Well, hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

July 12, 2010 | Donny Branch Tight Line Column | Outdoors/Recreation


Public comment sought on shad fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations. The proposed changes, if adopted by the DNR board, will prohibit commercial shad fishing in the Ogeechee, Oconee, Ocmulgee, Satilla and St. Marys rivers. Also proposed are changes that limit commercial shad fishing in the Altamaha River to the area below U.S. Highway 1 and in the Savannah River to the area below Highway 301. Regulations for recreational shad fishing will not be changed.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Comments sought on shad fishing rules

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations.

July 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Safety first when on the water

As expected, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend is sure to be a busy one on Georgia's lakes and waterways, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Girls on the Run 5K marks change of season

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K, celebrating the end of the spring season.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Commercial shrimp cast net license lottery set for June 6

BRUNSWICK - Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are planning for the 2018 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife rarely abandoned, don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to find seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help, but it is best to leave ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Going after Mr. Big Mouth Bass provides other distractions

The weather claims a high of 86 degrees one early March Saturday, with clear skies and winds 5-10 knots. Early morning fog would be one ...

April 06, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help – but it is ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reasons your fitness progress may be stalling

“I work out five days a week, eat healthy and still can’t lose weight/gain muscle.”

April 04, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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