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Warm weather likely means more fish

Hello, everyone. Tight line Jr. here and I'm sorry I have not reported in the last two weeks. There have been a lot of changes around the home front, but now things are settling down so let's talk fishing.

April 13, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll celebrate turtles

JEKYLL ISLAND - As coastal Georgia begins to welcome warmer weather, it is also time to welcome a special annual visitor to Jekyll Island - the sea turtle. Nesting season begins mid-May and continues through August and hundreds of these sea creatures will come home to nest on Jekyll Island's sprawling beaches.

April 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgia conservationists launch Operation ROE

A coalition of angler-supported conservation groups, including Coastal Conservation Association Georgia, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Satilla Riverkeeper, Georgia Kayak Fishing, Ogeechee Riverkeeper and Savannah Riverkeeper, is calling on Georgia's fishermen to ensure the future of one of their favorite catches - the spotted seatrout. Dubbed Operation ROE (release over eighteen), the groups are asking their members and the angling public to voluntarily release spotted seatrout over 18 inches long this spring so that more larger fish have a chance to participate in the 2010 spawning season. State biologists and many anglers are concerned that persistently low temperatures this winter caused widespread ...

April 13, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR hearing on gators

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will hold a public hearing on April 14 for the public to comment on a proposed change to alligator hunting regulations. Those interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Lake Paradise has reopened to fishing

TIFTON - In addition to the current 450 acres of water open to fishing, Paradise Public Fishing Area in Berrien County re-opened the 46-acre Lake Paradise at sunrise last Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

April 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Seasonal trout streams now open

GAINESVILLE - It is time for pre-season trout stocking and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 1 million trout in Georgia streams, rivers and small lakes by the end of the year. Many streams were stocked by the end of March in time for the new trout season.

April 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Seed packets prep backyards for nectar-feeders

FORSYTH - Add color and wildlife to your backyard with help from the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division and the Environmental Resources Network.

April 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

SSU hosts NOAA environmental entrepreneurship summit April 8

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will host the annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Summit on Environmental Entrepreneurship from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Tiger Arena on SSU's campus.

April 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD FACTS: Helping wildlife

Georgians can support nongame wildlife conservation, education and recreation projects by contributing to the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund income tax check-off and buying a bald eagle or ruby-throated hummingbird license plate.

April 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Development threatens Appalachian Trail

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - From power line projects to planned subdivisions, development is threatening the narrow but resource-rich Appalachian trail, and the National Park Conservation Association says more must be done to protect it.

In a report released Wednesday, the association said threats also include quarries, wind farms, racetracks, illegal all-terrain vehicle use and mountain bikes. All along the 2,178-mile trail, the report says, decisions about projects must consider "the special and fragile character" of the trail, its resources and its landscapes.

April 01, 2010 | By Vicki Smith Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation

Riverkeeper photography contest under way

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper is seeking entries through April 1 for the annual photography contest.

March 29, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Fort Stewart receives national conservation award

Fort Stewart recently received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2009 Military Conservation Partner Award recognizing an extraordinary conservation partnership that, among other highlights, has seen the state's largest red-cockaded woodpecker population more than double in 15 years.

March 29, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Okefenokee Swamp Park tower rises again

The Okefenokee Swamp Park recently finished renovating its famous observation tower, which is once again open to the public. The tower stands 90 feet tall and is the highest viewing point over "The Land of the Trembling Earth," which is what the Creek and Seminole Indians once called the swamp.

March 22, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Great dad, angler will be missed

Well, friends, Tight Line Jr. here. I must admit this is a tough column to write. It's my first column without Ol' Tight Line, and it's hard to believe he is gone. I miss him every day, but I know in my heart he and mom are fishing in Heaven.

March 22, 2010 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Spring break ideas that won’t break the bank

ATLANTA - Tight finances don't mean families have to give up a spring break vacation. Parents who plan ahead can take advantage of affordable accommodations at Georgia's 48 state parks. Once settled in, they'll find mini-resorts outside their doors, with a range of amenities such as nature trails, playgrounds, fishing docks, ranger programs, disc golf and more.

March 22, 2010 | Staff rpeort | Outdoors/Recreation

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Rodeo in Statesboro in April

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro has announced its eighth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, which will be April 20-21 at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds in Statesboro.

March 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgians reporting early sightings of bears

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites. However, this ...

March 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR website gives fishing prospects

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

March 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Review: 7 products to help you get outside for spring break

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — While local temperatures have been an unpredictable roller coaster lately, the unusually warm days and vast blankets of snow have created plenty ...

March 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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