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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


Bear sightings not common this time of year

The sighting, though a seemingly rare experience for metro Atlantans, comes as no surprise given that seasonal bear activity is increasing. This time of year, young male bears are roaming and often stumbling into what's considered non-traditional bear range, including urbanized areas.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Web cam offers insight into falcons

ATLANTA - The public can again follow the private lives of downtown Atlanta's most prolific peregrine falcons.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Team lands deep sea treasure

Well, hello my friends, Ole' Tight Line here. I'm sorry I missed you all last weekend, but I'm happy to report there was some good catches around the coastal area and Yellow Bluff Marina.

May 25, 2008 | By Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sandhills inventory documents unique habitat, rare species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A survey of an unusual Coastal Plain habitat in Georgia will provide new information about rare species such as the gopher tortoise, Georgia's state reptile.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia plant partnership will be exhibited at U.S. botanic garden

SOCIAL CIRCLE - This year's summer exhibition at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington will focus on sustainability by showcasing displays by organizations from around the world, including one from Georgia.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: The spin on tent caterpillars

The web-like masses you see in tree branches every spring are the handiwork of eastern tent caterpillars. After over-wintering as a little black blob of eggs, hundreds of hairy caterpillars hatch out and form a silky nest. Although common, the larvae are quite beautiful: black with white, orange and yellow stripes, plus pale blue blotches on the sides.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Camping Georgia: Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island enables visitors to see virtually every facet of a barrier island's natural community, from the diversified wildlife of the forested uplands, to the vast expanses of salt marsh and the complex beach and dunes systems. The Visitor Center, located near the mainland ferry dock, brings to life both the natural and cultural history of Sapelo, while guided tours of the island enable visitors to experience the African-American community of Hog Hammock, the University of Georgia Marine Institute, and the Reynolds Mansion.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Product review: 14 outdoor products for spring

In honor of the warmer days ahead, here is a look at several products that could possibly be of use on your next excursion. Big and small, they offer just a small glimpse into the constantly evolving world of outdoor gear.

April 16, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting rules topic at meetings

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed changes to hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing.

April 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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