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WILD facts:Georgia's Wildcats

Have you ever heard a piercing scream at night in the woods? Perhaps that sound was from a bobcat rather than your rowdy neighbor. Bobcats are most vocal during breeding season, which runs from January to August. Kittens are born about two months after adults mate, with most offspring arriving in April and May.

May 18, 2009 | Linda May | Outdoors/Recreation


Bass Pro Shop plans kids’ days

SAVANNAH - Once upon a time, not so long ago, kids went outside to play. Many a fort and treehouse were built, favorite swimming holes were enjoyed, and stringers of fish meant campfires and fish fries. Kids got bumped, scraped, bruised, stung, bit and sunburned. But, they got exercise and learned about the outdoors-how to fish, pitch a tent, make a campfire, identify which plants (and snakes) are poisonous and count the stars at night. It was the real world.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Manatees return, caution urged for Georgia boaters

BRUNSWICK - Manatees have returned to coastal Georgia, which means the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is again reminding boaters to be on the lookout to avoid collisions with the endangered animals.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. DNR plans programs for paddle Georgia 2009

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will partner with Georgia River Network for Paddle Georgia 2009, billed as the largest, weeklong group canoe and kayak adventure in the country. This summer's trip will take place on the Coosawattee and Oostanaula rivers of Northwest Georgia.

May 11, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of whiting in waters

Howdy, friends and fishermen. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to everyone.

May 04, 2009 | Donnie and Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR approves parking fee adjustments for state parks

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board has approved an adjustment to parking fees at state parks. The daily parking fee will increase from $3 to $5 per vehicle (12 passenger or less) and the annual pass will increase from $30 to $50, effective May 20, 2009. Discounts are available for seniors age 62 and older, active duty military and veterans. ParkPass was introduced in 1992. This is the second increase in the 17-year existence of the program.

May 04, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


The fish sure are biting

Hey folks, Tight Line Jr. here with some fishing reports from around the coast.

April 29, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Hooked on bream

The group of freshwater fish called bream includes species such as bluegill, redbreast sunfish and redear sunfish. Compared to other sportfish, bream are fairly easy to catch. All you need is a basic rod and reel with monofilament line, a bobber to hold the bait off the bottom and signal bites, and a small hook. Live worms and crickets make good bait and are available at most convenience stores near lakes and rivers.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local riverkeeper wins grant for water tests

STATESBORO - This week River Network and MillerCoors announced the winners of a nationwide grant competition. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper won the grant competition with more than 2,000 votes for their volunteer fish collection project. This project will organize volunteers to catch fish from the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers to test for mercury levels.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Win an RV from Ga. State Park

ATLANTA - Just in time for sleeping-under-the-stars season, Georgia's State Parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting.

April 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Life blooms rich ‘in the pits’ through April

SOCIAL CIRCLE - On an April afternoon fresh from heavy rains and swept by steady winds, Mary Terry asks a question atop Arabia Mountain in Dekalb County:

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


A little something to cure boredom

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

April 20, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: In the shell

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection. In some species, the bottom part of the shell is hinged, forming an extremely tight closure.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tagging study offers free license

CALHOUN - Anglers looking to land trophy trout in the 15-mile stretch of the Toccoa River between Blue Ridge Dam and the Tennessee state line now also have a chance to hunt and fish in Georgia for life for free.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Eagle survey shows rise in nests

FORSYTH - Bald eagle populations continue to soar in Georgia, with 2009 totals from the state Department of Natural Resources showing increases in nests and young fledged.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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September paddle trip to highlight upper Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is gearing up for its September paddle trip, which gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday near Wadley and will end in Midville.

September 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Public dock at Sunbury to be rebuilt

After being slammed by Hurricane Irma Monday, the public dock at Sunbury in Liberty County will be rebuilt.

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks help assessing damage, restricts some recovery

If you live in coastal Liberty County, the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your help assessing damage from Hurricane ...

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR sets hearing on hunting, fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules of Georgia ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows precocious bobcat kitten on the prowl

SUTTONS BAY, Michigan — Not all bobcat encounters are intense. In fact, some of them can be downright adorable, as evidenced by a YouTube video shot ...

September 14, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows bull moose sparring with a defenseless tire swing

SPOKANE, Washington — Moose have been known to battle each other, and the encounters can be incredibly violent. Serious injuries are not uncommon, with some even ...

September 13, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Follow simple rules of group fitness etiquette

Between house renovations, politics, and general frustrations with people who know not what they do, my irritation meter is running high. Thank goodness for group ...

September 07, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: 'Eclipse of the Century' from ground and air in 4K



You may remember the hype as this year's "Eclipse of the Century" approached — perhaps you recall the news coverage reporting on the bumper-to-bumper traffic ...

September 06, 2017 | Mike Godfrey KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 7 outdoor products

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re planning an overnighter in your nearest canyon or an intense trek over boulders, it’s important to have the ...

September 01, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


2 fun ways to fly fish a creek with a friend

Fly fishing a small stream or creek is problematic with a buddy. There is just not enough water to fish side by side. Tangled lines ...

August 31, 2017 | Robert Williamson KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Dove season starts Saturday

Georgia's dove hunting season opens Saturday, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants to know who has plans for opening ...

August 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Dove season opens Saturday

Georgia's dove hunting season opens Saturday., and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) wants to know who has plans for ...

August 29, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Education courses available for hunters

Hunters in need of the Georgia hunter education course have two options – complete online or a classroom course, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

August 29, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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