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State extends shrimping season off coast; closes rivers

BRUNSWICK - The state Department of Natural Resources is extending the recreational and commercial food shrimp season in Georgia's coastal waters by two weeks.

The extension ends Jan. 15 and does not include most creeks and rivers, which will close to shrimping Wednesday. Georgia's territorial waters stretch three miles offshore.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Try this recipe for game-day treat

Hello, my friends, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, it's been wet and windy, but I still have a few reports for you. Johnny Gaskin and Frank Chapman caught the limit on trout; that's 30 to all you first-timers. Johnny invited me over for some fried fish and cheese grits.

December 30, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Plan a visit to Georgia's mystery swamp

The mysterious Okefenokee Swamp has long been the source of myth, lore and legend. The land of the "trembling earth," as the Indians called it, is a vast 700-square mile wilderness of grasslands, wetlands, lakes and peat bog islands anchored by towering cypress trees growing from still, dark water. The Okefenokee's diverse natural environments and teeming wildlife have dominated the infrequent efforts of humans to tame it.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Local man wins mud track titles

Hinesville resident Ferell Mobley earned high-point champion titles in two divisions at the Golden Isles Mud Track competition in September.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga.'s first youth hunter ed challenge set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Youth interested in the outdoors can test their knowledge, demonstrate their skills and register to win a muzzleloader at the state's first annual Hunter Education Skills Challenge event Jan. 17 in Walton County.

December 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting meetings set for January

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will hold eight public meetings across the state to accept public input on the development of hunting regulations for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 hunting seasons. Proposed changes to hunting regulations will be considered by the Board of Natural Resources in May 2009. Those interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating.

December 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season opens Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial shad season runs from 6 a.m. on Thursday through midnight on Tuesday, March 31, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Regulations for the 2009 commercial shad season are the same as the 2008 regulations.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Gifts for the birds

While shopping for the holidays, don't forget about the feathered friends in your backyard. Help songbirds survive the winter by adding birdfeeders, nest boxes and birdbaths. Black-oiled sunflower seed is a favorite for many seed-eating birds, and insect eaters like suet cakes.

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. lands 2010 bass tournament

ATLANTA - Georgia's ambitious proposal to promote fishing in the state has landed its first big catch: A $2.5 million bass-fishing tournament that will be held at drought-squeezed Lake Lanier in 2010.

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local waters teem with trout

Hello friends, Tight Line Jr. here. There are not many, but I do have a few reports from the coast.

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips for winter fishing

Hello everyone Tight Line Jr. here. I only have one report this week, but I do have a fishing tip for you, but we'll get to that later.

December 09, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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