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Fall is the perfect time to land that nice, big catch

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello and hopes everyone is catching some fish.

August 31, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Plenty to do for Labor Day

Skidaway Island

August 31, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Protection plan for reefs considered

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is believed to be the world's largest.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fisherman nets big catch, doesn’t break state record

ATLANTA - Turns out it takes more than catching the largest catfish in Georgia record to get your name in the history books.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Study: mercury in fish widespread

WASHINGTON - No fish can escape mercury pollution.

August 24, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Protection sought for massive coral reef

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is believed to be the world's largest.

A 23,000-square-mile area stretching from North Carolina to Florida is just part of that entire reef tract now being proposed for protection from potential damage by deep-sea commercial fishing and energy exploration.

August 18, 2009 | By Brian Skoloff Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Many local anglers netting full catches

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Me and Ol' Tight Line were just sitting back talking about fishing and watching the rain.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Black rat snake is common

The black rat snake is one of the most common snakes in Georgia. Adults typically reach lengths of 3½-6 feet, but the record is about 8½ feet. This snake generally is solid black with white on its underside, although a faint pattern may show through on some individuals - possibly the result of breeding with another rat snake subspecies such as the gray rat snake or yellow rat snake.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Jekyll festival invites bird lovers

JEKYLL ISLAND - Fall is just around the corner and the birds are coming. It is the perfect time for the seventh annual Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival, set for Oct. 8-12 on Jekyll Island.

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting

Hello fellow fishermen and lady anglers, Tight Line Jr., here. Ol' Tight Line says hello and he is doing well and can't wait until the fall so he can wet a hook.

August 10, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Chimney swift numbers swell for fall migration

Special to the Courier

August 10, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Why birds look worn

Many songbirds' feathers look a bit ragged in late summer, with some birds having bare spots on their bodies or even balding heads. This loss of feathers is called molting, and it is completely normal.

August 10, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Hummers feeding up

Do you suddenly have a lot more hummingbirds at your feeders? If so, you're witnessing the start of their fall migration southward toward Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In addition to the adults that traveled here to breed in the spring, the young that hatched out this year are heading out, too.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Wet weather isn’t scaring the fish away

Hi, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to all.

August 03, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Programs raise wildlife awareness

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frogs exhibit at Georgia Southern University. A bird-watching program drawing young and old through Columbus State University's Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Park. Georgia Wildlife Federation's new online guide to host plants for butterflies and moths.

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Consumer Qs: Lilies; picnics; peach pit split

Question: I saw some beautiful blue to lavender to violet-blue flowers labeled "Queen Fabiola." Can you tell me more about them?

May 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Podcasts to run to

While the days get longer, so do my runs. To keep myself entertained during my solo adventures, I skip the music and plug in podcasts ...

May 24, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Armstrong students release diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island

Armstrong State University student members of the Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah (TERPS) recently gathered on Tybee Island to release 17 diamondback terrapins into ...

May 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips on wildflowers, water conservation, strawberries

Question: I sowed a wildflower mix I bought at a garden center. It has done well and has lots of things blooming now. Can you ...

May 18, 2017 | Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fleming angler catches record little tunny

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that a men's record for the heaviest little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus, has been set by ...

May 15, 2017 | Georgia DNR Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 8 outdoor clothing and accessories to check out

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — As spring shakes out its final batch of storms, there are clear skies and warmer weather on the horizon. Not to mention ...

May 13, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Why running is the best gift my kids have given me

I love a good origin story. How superheroes became super is more interesting to me than what they do with those powers. How Steve Jobs ...

May 09, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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