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WILD facts: When snakes chill out

Snakes are cold-blooded, or ectothermic, which means their body temperature matches their surroundings. For example, if the temperature outside is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a snake's body temperature is close to freezing.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Black seas bass is the catch of the day

Hello, folks. Tight Line Jr. here, and it seems that black seas bass is the fish of the day. Here are just a few reports from around the coastal empire.

February 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Waterbird census shows solid numbers

BRUNSWICK - Dedicated bird watchers braved cold temperatures and, in some cases, 25 mph winds to search Georgia's barrier island beaches for birds on Jan. 16. The objective: Count and identify every waterbird they could find while roaming the chilly beaches.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Right whale freed from ropes

Federal and state workers Thursday freed a 2-year-old right whale calf entangled in ropes off the coast of Georgia.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Quality winter crappie in deep, cool waters

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Springtime is not the only ideal time for crappie fishing in Georgia. The brief winter season also produces excellent results, and several reservoirs across the state offer rewards for anglers willing to brave the bitter cold temperatures.

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Almost too cold to fish

Hello, friends and fisherman. Tight Line Jr., here. Well, with all the cold weather this week there was not much fishing going on, but I do have one good report from some good ol' boys that came all the way from Tattnall County.

February 09, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Improved prospects help equip anglers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Aimlessly casting a line and hoping for a bite is history thanks to Georgia's new and improved online fishing prospects. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from the enhanced fishing prospect guides which detail the state's 31 reservoirs and 18 rivers and include maps, local weather forecasts, best bets and species-specific techniques, all in one convenient location - www.gofishgeorgia.com .

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Pine Warblers abound

Amidst bare trees and gray skies, the pine warbler brings a punch of color to the winter landscape. This bright yellow songbird typically lives high in pine trees, foraging for insects and pine seeds. However, when cold weather strikes and food is less abundant, pine warblers often venture closer to the ground and into other habitats.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Prescribed fire helps forests

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Talk of threats posed by climate change and global warming is not new. Most have heard how emissions from cars, industry and even wildfires affect the atmosphere. What many don't know is there is a significant difference between emissions from prescribed burning and wildfires.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fry ’em up, add some slaw

Hello, friends. Tight Line Jr. here.

February 02, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Come join the great backyard bird count

NEW YORK - Bird and nature fans throughout North America are invited to join tens of thousands of bird watchers for the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 13-16.

February 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Deep, slow winter catch

Although Georgia's lake fish are most active in spring and fall, you can hook one in the winter with a little patience. Fish are cold-blooded, meaning their body temperature matches their environment (in this case, the cold water). Although colder fish are a bit sluggish and don't require as much food to survive, they may still bite.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Whooping cranes clear Ga.

Young whooping cranes aren't known for speed but 14 whoopers led on their first migration from Wisconsin by ultralight aircraft breezed through southwest Georgia in slightly more than a day last week.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Comment sought on plan to combat invasive species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A draft plan that targets more than 180 invasive species threatening Georgia's rich variety of native wildlife is available for public comment.

January 26, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


That’s a mess of trout

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

January 26, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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Goose problems? Here’s what to do

The Canada goose, a protected bird under state and federal law, is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hoping more hunters will help control coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 tips for landing big fish on a fly rod

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Fishermen are famous for their stories of the big one that got away. From excuses about bad knots to tales of fish ...

June 20, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Project studying manatees in the area

ST. MARYS - An infusion of tagged manatees may help scientists better understand how the gentle giants use coastal Georgia waters, especially near Kings Bay submarine ...

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Brunswick woman catches record tripletail

Brunswick - Jordan Davis of Brunswick caught a tripletail earlier this month that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said set a women's state record.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips on planting zinnias, horse auctions, spittlebugs

Question: Can you purchase zinnia plants or do you have to sow seeds? Is it too late to sow or plant zinnias?

June 17, 2017 | Arty Schronce Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State encourages hunting coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 16, 2017 | By Nick Bowman Gainesville Times | Outdoors/Recreation


Trash fish tourney helps cancer patients

This weekend will be the Altamaha River Trash Fish Tournament starting at 4 p.m. Friday and ending at 4 p.m. Saturday.

June 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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