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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


Wild Facts: Calcium for birds

After laying eggs, female songbirds often lack calcium. You can help them replenish this important nutrient by

June 24, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Charlie Elliott adds outdoors hall of fame

The Georgia Outdoor Writers Hall of Fame has found a fitting home:

June 24, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish bite despite wind

Ole' Tight Line here friends and fellow anglers and I'm still kicking.

June 17, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR adds to artificial reefs

Special tot he Courier

June 17, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp season starts June 10

Special to the Courier

June 17, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cases of recreational water illnesses on the rise

As summer approaches and swimming pools open, parents and swimmers should be aware of a hidden hazard referred to as recreational water illness.

June 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ole’ Tight Line marks 88th birthday, junior offers military salute

Hello folks, Tight Line Jr. here. I know Tight Line senior usually leads the story but I have something much more important to report on this week besides the dock tour.

June 08, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Too chilly to fish: Cook up your frozen shrimp

Well folks, I hope this week finds everyone healthy and happy.

January 26, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Is this the greatest water filter ever made?

15 nanometers. That’s how small the LIFESAVER® bottle 4000UF filters down to. What exactly does that mean? Well, the smallest known virus (Polio) is 25 nanometers. With this super-efficient filter, you can drink in peace knowing that it’s screened out all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and microbiological waterborne pathogens known to man.

January 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


This chili recipe will warm these cold days

Hello, friends and fellow anglers all around the coastal region. Hope you were ready for the cold snap. At least you won't have to worry about the gnats biting.

January 19, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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