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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


Report gauges birding interest

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bird watching is a multibillion-dollar activity nationwide with wide appeal in Georgia, where more than 1 million people took part in 2006, according to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Distinguish tell-tale fins

If you spot a gray dorsal fin sticking out of the ocean along Georgia's coast, the fin probably belongs to a dolphin or a shark.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Bears search parks for food

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Bears in Georgia, a more common sight in spring and summer, sometimes find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in the pursuit of an "easy" meal. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, there have been at least four North Georgia bears with their heads caught in a variety of objects in recent years - from a tin milk can to a plastic pickle bucket.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Kidz-Etc 5K draws biggest field yet

The Annual Kidz-Etc 5K Fun Run was held Saturday in Ludowici.

August 18, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Pooler angler catches record pinfish

BRUNSWICK - Ty Cobb of Pooler has caught a record pinfish, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Eclipse party set for Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will host special tours and events throughout the day Aug. 21 in honor of the solar eclipse.

August 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Knowing when to take a break from running

When I was 8 years old, I idolized Michael Jackson. I plastered my bedroom door with his photos, slept with his image on my pillowcase ...

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


DNR releases 2017-18 hunting guidebook

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Now online and in print, the 2017-2018 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources ...

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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