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10 tips for a winter tacklebox

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - It's time to let the tacklebox do the talking.

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish don’t seem to mind wind, tides

Hello my friends, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, the wind blows and the tides are high and fish are still biting.

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fire gives rare plants second chance

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With the burn season fast approaching, it is worth recounting some of the habitat benefits that recently came to light as a result of prescribed fire.

December 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Spot a skunk

The striped skunk is easy to recognize, either by its putrid odor or by its characteristic markings. Contrasting with black fur, a large white spot on top of the skunk's head splits into two lines at the shoulders. Those lines continue along the sides and toward the tail.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Registration open for youth birding contest

FORSYTH - Registration is open for the 2009 youth birding competition, a statewide event that blends fun, challenges and conservation.

November 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish sure are biting

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello to all his friends and fisherman. Man, the fish are biting and the shrimp are in the river.

November 25, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


No hunting trip is a waste

Have you ever wished that the week was about 10 days longer? I sure know that when deer season is in full swing, I wish that everyday was a Saturday. But, like most hunters who put the food on the table, I work during the week and hit the packed woods early Saturday morning.

November 25, 2008 | By J. L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Tournament results are in

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello and hopes you all are doing well. Let me report the results of the Halfmoon Fishing Tournament last weekend, and then I'll give some reports from the coastal area.

November 18, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Ready to hunt? Get a game plan

"The area you have selected is full."

November 18, 2008 | By J.L. Roach Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Changes to shark regulations proposed

BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has requested the Board of Natural Resources change shark regulations to ensure the State of Georgia complies with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan For Atlantic Coast Sharks. The plan, recently approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), will coordinate management of sharks across state jurisdictions and federal waters, eliminating inconsistencies and providing for a healthy population of Atlantic coastal sharks.

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Misconceptions overshadow bats’ beneficial role

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With Halloween today, the time is ripe for superstitious fears and negative myths about bats, in part because of the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. But others know that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Give this shrimp recipe a shot

Hello everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line sends his greetings. He's back home and doing well.

November 11, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Go climb a canyon

For years, marathon runners have endured long distances in their quest for bragging rights and prestigious T-shirts. Now, state park hikers have their own conquest that ends with an exclusive "I did it!" T-shirt. Georgia's new Canyon Climbers Club is reserved for those few who have scaled to the top of Amicalola Falls, explored the depths of Providence Canyon, braved the swinging bridge in Tallulah Gorge and faced the daunting staircase in Cloudland Canyon.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sea turtle nest counts top record

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather has come to Georgia's coast and with it the close of a record-breaking nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles. Due to storms, however, a nest success rate slightly lower than normal is expected for the threatened species.

November 11, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Get recognized for your record catch

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for outstanding and state record catches. Anglers who catch new state records (fish whose weight exceeds the previous record by one ounce) or those who catch a fish that meets or beats a specific weight or length limit for that species (angler award) are eligible for recognition. Information regarding angler awards and state record fish can be found on the division's Web site at www.gofishgeorgia.com or in the Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guidebook available at all division offices and all license agents.

November 04, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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How I plan to combat the distorted body images on social media

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January 17, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Take crunchy shrimp to playoffs

Hello friends and neighbors. This week I have a little spiced-up shrimp recipe I thought you may like to try while watching some of the ...

January 16, 2017 | By Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


More than 60,000 take First Day Hike

ATLANTA - Across the nation, thousands of Americans started 2017 off on the "right foot" by attending a First Day Hike in America's state parks ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings will help shape hunting laws

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of proposed hunting regulations for the ...

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


3 different ways to cook wild game

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With only a handful of hunts left to close before the big game season is over, most hunters are kicking back and ...

January 07, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips for the beginner skier, snowboarder

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — January marks the beginning of a new year. For many of us, this means new goals are set with the hopes of ...

January 04, 2017 | Lindy Phippen Smith KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Showing kindness to ourselves may be the healthiest goal of all

Goodbye and good riddance 2016. I doubt I was the only one doing a jig of joy when the ball dropped and ushered in a ...

January 04, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video shows bull elk stop traffic in Idaho

HAILEY, Idaho — Toni Marcroft was driving on a highway near her hometown of Hailey, Idaho, when she came across a traffic delay caused by a ...

January 02, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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