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Tight Line Feb. 10, 2008

Hello friends,

February 24, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia stock car racing in full swing at Golden Isles Speedway

Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., took the lead from polesitter Billy Moyer midway through the 50-lap finale at Golden Isles Speedway's Super Bowl of Racing IV and led the rest of the way for a victory worth $10,000.

February 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for Feb. 3, 2008

Well, friends and fishermen, not much to report this week, though I do have one report from the area.

February 21, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Red snapper rules finalized

NEW ORLEANS - Red snapper quotas for recreational and commercial fishermen will drop by almost 50 percent from quotas in force early last year, under new regulations that take effect Feb. 28.

February 21, 2008 | Associated Press Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Registration is open for Savannah's Critz race

SAVANNAH - On Feb. 23, participants in the second annual Critz Race for Preservation 10K/5K in Savannah will be out walking and running in support of the Historic Savannah Foundation.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Brunswick Bridge run adds more events this year

BRUNSWICK - The sixth annual Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run across the Sidney Lanier Bridge is scheduled for Feb. 16.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for Jan. 27

Hello friends and fishermen. Missed you all last week. Things are looking cold for the weekend but I still have a few reports from Rayburn and John at Yellow Bluff and around the coastal area.

February 10, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Shorebird count is Monday

BRUNSWICK - A small army of bird watchers will scour Georgia's barrier island beaches on Monday. Their mission: Count and identify every waterbird they see.

February 10, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Local riders win regional honors

Four riders from Dixie Stables in Allenhurst won regional honors at the 2007 United Professional Horseman's Association Horsemanship Finals in Perry in October.

February 10, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation aids Mallards in navigating modern flyway

On a cold and damp winter morning, a stand of flooded timber in southern Arkansas is prime real estate. Not just for the rice farmers or timber barons of the region, but for the throngs of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), other species of waterfowl and hunters alike, all brought together by a mass migration, ideal habitat and a love for one of North America's most recognized ducks. Here, mallard hens and drakes take to an open pool of water to feed in the water as the sun strains to cast shadows through the low-hanging clouds while the far-off sounds of ...

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Massive Winter Bird Count Just Weeks Away

11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count collects vital stats for bird conservation

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Altamaha Riverkeeper, James Holland listed among the 100 most influential Georgians

In the just released 2008 edition of Georgia Trend magazine, James Holland the Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK), is listed as one of 100 Most Influencial Georgians. However when you look at the photographs of the most influencial people in Georgia, James is the only one in the entire magazine who is not smiling, in fact James looks downright mad.

February 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Rodeo tickets on sale online

PERRY - The 18th annual Georgia National Junior Livestock Show, Feb. 20-24, features Georgia's 4-H and FFA students competing for statewide championships.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Advice from local fitness expert

Keeping in tune with the New Year and being that, for most, the number one resolution is to stay start a diet or work out program, we asked Richard Sommerville from the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA a few questions about weight loss and weight training.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


New e-news focuses on non-game wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether the subject is wood storks or bog turtles, right whales or sandhills, a new e-mail newsletter from the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of NaturalResources covers the state's wide range of nongame creatures and natural habitats.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Action speaks louder than words: How we set examples for our children

I ran my first marathon a week before my youngest daughter turned one. Never in her memory has there been a time when I didn’t dress primarily in spandex, consume copious amounts of gels and energy chews, or spend the dark early hours of a Saturday morning out on a run. It was after one of these long runs that I returned to find Ali, who was three at the time, on her stomach rolling back and forth over a foam roller. When I asked what she was doing she simply said, “Playing mommy.” In her eyes, this is ...

April 26, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


How to prevent sports injuries through warm-ups and proper stretching

Does stretching reduce sports injuries? This question is a hot topic with much debate and conflicting evidence. I will present a few studies and then make my recommendation based on experience. I have run four marathons and countless other long distance races and have some insight on this topic. I am also a chiropractor and treat many sports-related injuries.

April 22, 2015 | Steve Davis Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife center offers varied opportunities

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center can rightly be called a 6,400-acre classroom.

April 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: 14 outdoor products for spring

In honor of the warmer days ahead, here is a look at several products that could possibly be of use on your next excursion. Big and small, they offer just a small glimpse into the constantly evolving world of outdoor gear.

April 16, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting rules topic at meetings

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed changes to hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing.

April 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Great competitors make a sport better

Mile 12 of a tough half-marathon. My hamstring is tight, ready to snap like an overstretched rubber band. My lungs are full of fire. My head is pounding harder than my feet. I will run nowhere near as fast as I usually run. No PR’s on this day, yet I feel prouder and more accomplished than ever.

March 31, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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