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Bagging the big buck

I'm very blessed to be surrounded by some great hunters. No matter if I have had a kill in two days or two months, when I hear a great hunting story I'm so fired up I could spend a week straight in the stand.

December 09, 2008 | By J. L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


10 tips for a winter tacklebox

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - It's time to let the tacklebox do the talking.

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish don’t seem to mind wind, tides

Hello my friends, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, the wind blows and the tides are high and fish are still biting.

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fire gives rare plants second chance

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With the burn season fast approaching, it is worth recounting some of the habitat benefits that recently came to light as a result of prescribed fire.

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Spot a skunk

The striped skunk is easy to recognize, either by its putrid odor or by its characteristic markings. Contrasting with black fur, a large white spot on top of the skunk's head splits into two lines at the shoulders. Those lines continue along the sides and toward the tail.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Registration open for youth birding contest

FORSYTH - Registration is open for the 2009 youth birding competition, a statewide event that blends fun, challenges and conservation.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish sure are biting

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello to all his friends and fisherman. Man, the fish are biting and the shrimp are in the river.

November 25, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


No hunting trip is a waste

Have you ever wished that the week was about 10 days longer? I sure know that when deer season is in full swing, I wish that everyday was a Saturday. But, like most hunters who put the food on the table, I work during the week and hit the packed woods early Saturday morning.

November 25, 2008 | By J. L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Tournament results are in

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello and hopes you all are doing well. Let me report the results of the Halfmoon Fishing Tournament last weekend, and then I'll give some reports from the coastal area.

November 18, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Ready to hunt? Get a game plan

"The area you have selected is full."

November 18, 2008 | By J.L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Shrimp season opens Wednesday

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to DNR Commissioner Mark Williams.

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tales from the saltwater

Well friends and neighbors when it rains it pours, and we certainly have had our share - no pun intended. As they say the rain is ...

May 31, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Record blackfin tuna caught

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a men's record for blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) landed in Georgia by Tyler Deal of ...

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows angler catch salmon using iPhone as lure

PERTH, Australia — While smartphones have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, most people consider them useless once they break. An angler in Australia decided to ...

May 30, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a ...

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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