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.
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.
FORSYTH - Registration is open for the 2009 youth birding competition, a statewide event that blends fun, challenges and conservation.
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.
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.
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.
"The area you have selected is full."
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.
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.
Hello everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line sends his greetings. He's back home and doing well.
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.
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.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for outstanding and state record catches. Anglers who catch new state records (fish whose weight exceeds the previous record by one ounce) or those who catch a fish that meets or beats a specific weight or length limit for that species (angler award) are eligible for recognition. Information regarding angler awards and state record fish can be found on the division's Web site at www.gofishgeorgia.com or in the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guidebook available at all division offices and all license agents.
Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. We've had some nice weather for fishing. The cool weather and a breeze keep the gnats away. I have a few reports to share with you from around our coast. Tony and Ryon Harmon and Joe Maley set out fishing at the Sunbury Crab Company and Marina where they landed 13 trout, three spot tail bass and two sheep head.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's finally that time of the year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer season opens Saturday and goes through Jan. 1 in the Northern Zone and Jan. 15 in the Southern Zone. Last year, more than 276,000 licensed hunters harvested more than 300,000 deer.
Sometimes not doing something is a really good decision.
Well, friends and neighbors, I hope you are staying cool in this summer heat. Be aware of your surroundings. If you have folks who are ...
THE BAHAMAS — Simply being in the water near sharks is enough to make most people feel uncomfortable. But how about having a 10-foot shark ram ...
NOAA Fisheries has announced changes in regulations for blueline tilefish, black sea bass and yellowtail snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic Region that ...
Every year I put out a list of my favorite podcasts to run to. I am an admitted podcast junkie. Since I first found the ...
THE GREAT OUTDOORS — I’m not exceptionally outdoorsy.
AUSTRALIA — A new YouTube video offers a glimpse into the frightening speed and stealth with which a great white shark can strike.
Birthday celebrations should not be limited to children or milestone birthdays. Isn’t every birthday a milestone? Shouldn’t every year we get older be ...
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Fishing for catfish can put delicious meals on the table.
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