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Area species among most endangered

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The leatherback turtle, elkhorn corals, and flatwoods salamander have been identified as three of America's top endangered wildlife, birds, fish and plants impacted by global warming in a new report released last week. The report, America's Hottest Species, demonstrates ways that our changing climate is increasing the risk of extinction for species around the United States.

December 07, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: slippery, slick salamanders

Most salamanders look for shelter from cool weather in the fall. However, one species is leaving its underground world to breed now.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Redfish tour releases schedule

LIZELLA - A commitment to offering inshore redfish anglers opportunities for lucrative payouts and low participation costs continues in 2010, evidenced by the IFA Redfish Tour's recently released 2010 regular-season schedule. The schedule features 18 events contested across six divisions with the tour making stops in some of the most famed redfish destinations in the country.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. turkey federation names officer of year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation recently honored Cpl. Johnny Ashe with the officer of the year award, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia welcomes right whales back

BRUNSWICK - It is seen from a research vessel lookout - a solitary V-shaped "blow" and then something dark on the water's surface.

November 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Time to squeeze in some holiday fishing trips

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here and I hope y'all had a good week. Ol' Tight Line says hello and wishes everyone a great Thanksgiving holiday.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report Tight Line Jr. | Outdoors/Recreation


Kudzu-munching bug also threatens U.S. bean crops

ATLANTA - Researchers recently found an insect in north Georgia that has never before been reported in the Western Hemisphere - and its arrival could be both a blessing and a curse.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia water litigator to earn $855 an hour

ATLANTA - The new attorney handling Georgia's appeal in the long-running legal battle with Alabama and Florida over water rights will be paid $855 an hour.

November 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Plenty of holiday-themed happenings coming up

Get in the holiday mood this December and check out these local events.

November 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Thanks to veterans, and let’s get fishing

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. I want to thank all the troops and veterans out there, especially my father, Sgt. Maj. Allen F. Branch, better known as Tight Line. He taught me everything about fishing and life. Thank you, and thanks to all the troops. God Bless.

November 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Gov’t says brown pelicans are endangered no longer

WASHINGTON - Much like its death-defying dives for fish, the brown pelican has resurfaced after plummeting to the brink of extinction.

November 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Have a good catch? I’ll stop by for dinner

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here and I hope y'all are doing well out there.

November 09, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Gray’s Reef Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for one position representing sport diving on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

November 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife services has new regional director

ATLANTA - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton announced today the selection of Cynthia K. Dohner as regional director for the Southeast Region.

November 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia boasts six black bass species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia has a diversity of bass that continues to reel in anglers from across the nation. As the only state in the nation with six of the seven black bass species, Georgia stands out as a bass angler's paradise. This fall, regardless of where you are in the state, bass fishing opportunities abound and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is providing anglers with some helpful bass fishing information.

November 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars ...

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season starts Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Saturday and continue through Jan. 14 statewide.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products ...

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas ...

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Shellfish harvesting re-opened

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters re-opened to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest Saturday.

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tour historic Savannah homes

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 - Nearly 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble in Savannah ...

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State seeks public input on wild turkey plan

Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of four upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Wild Turkeys in Georgia

September 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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