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Jekyll boat ramp closing for renovation

BRUNSWICK -- The Jekyll Island Authority and Georgia DNR have temporarily closed the Jekyll Island public boat ramp beginning Monday. Barring unforeseen delays, the boat ramp will reopen late September.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: A time for fawns

Female white-tailed deer, or does, give birth to fawns in late spring and early summer. Each doe may have one fawn, twins or, rarely, triplets. At birth, a fawn's body measures only 1-1/2 feet long and weighs 4-7 pounds. The fawn's eyes are open, but weak legs don't allow for much standing or walking.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife projects planned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The topics vary from diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island to native plants in Atlanta. But the focus is the same: Help Georgians learn about and enjoy the wildlife around them.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Entries sought for senior golf tourney

MARIETTA - Entries are now being accepted for the 22nd annual Georgia Senior Championship, which takes place Aug. 27-29 at The Landings Club in Savannah.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sponge crab ban extended

BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has extended the current ban on harvesting sponge (egg-bearing) blue crabs.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Online tee times

Georgia State Park Golf Courses announced this week that golfers are now able to book tee times in advance via the Internet.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Register early for tournament

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ol' Tight Line here. I guess by now you heard the news about the Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament, where they named me an honorary captain.

July 15, 2008 | By Allen and donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Great competitors make a sport better

Mile 12 of a tough half-marathon. My hamstring is tight, ready to snap like an overstretched rubber band. My lungs are full of fire. My head is pounding harder than my feet. I will run nowhere near as fast as I usually run. No PR’s on this day, yet I feel prouder and more accomplished than ever.

March 31, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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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