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Thanks to veterans, and let’s get fishing

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. I want to thank all the troops and veterans out there, especially my father, Sgt. Maj. Allen F. Branch, better known as Tight Line. He taught me everything about fishing and life. Thank you, and thanks to all the troops. God Bless.

November 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Gov’t says brown pelicans are endangered no longer

WASHINGTON - Much like its death-defying dives for fish, the brown pelican has resurfaced after plummeting to the brink of extinction.

November 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Have a good catch? I’ll stop by for dinner

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here and I hope y'all are doing well out there.

November 09, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Gray’s Reef Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for one position representing sport diving on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

November 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife services has new regional director

ATLANTA - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton announced today the selection of Cynthia K. Dohner as regional director for the Southeast Region.

November 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia boasts six black bass species

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia has a diversity of bass that continues to reel in anglers from across the nation. As the only state in the nation with six of the seven black bass species, Georgia stands out as a bass angler's paradise. This fall, regardless of where you are in the state, bass fishing opportunities abound and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is providing anglers with some helpful bass fishing information.

November 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Father-son team nets lots of mackeral

Sanford Carter and his son Andrew pose with their catch of mackeral.

October 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Family trips can mean nice, big catches

Hello, everybody. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says howdy to everyone and hopes you all are doing well.

October 12, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Leaf peepers can use site to plan trips to Ga. state parks

ATLANTA - Autumn's arrival means multicolored leaves crunching beneath your hiking boots and gooey s'mores sticking to your chin.

October 12, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Swell weather for netting the big catches

Hello to all my fellow anglers out there. Tight Line Jr. here. As always, Ol' Tight Line says hello.

October 05, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Bats play critical role in nature

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Although recent headlines may help perpetuate fear of bats, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants to remind those who are unfamiliar with the creatures that bats are an important part of nature.

October 05, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local hunters bag 9-foot gator

Former Liberty County Lady Panther softball pitcher Cassie Standard and her father, softball coach Jerome Standard, were alligator hunting a few weeks ago when Cassie nailed this nine-foot, 220-pound gator with a single arrow straight throught the swamp monster's eye.

September 28, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Checking in on box turtles

Box turtles travel through the woods and cross roads more frequently after heavy rains. The soaked soil brings worms, snails and insects to the surface, allowing for easy pickings. Other foods include mushrooms, berries and carrion.

September 28, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Report manatee sightings to fish and wildlife services

Reports of manatee sightings outside Florida, as far north as Massachusetts and as far west as Texas, are becoming more frequent.

September 28, 2009 | Staff report Experts say ’09 has been deadly for sea creatures | Outdoors/Recreation


Enjoy the game while munching on crab wraps

How is everyone this week? Tight Line Jr. here, and Ol' Tight Line and I are sitting around talking about the high tides with the crescent moon. Now that gives a whole new meaning to high tide. But come high tide, rain or muddy water, fish still have to eat, so get out there and feed them.

September 21, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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Girls on the Run 5K marks change of season

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K, celebrating the end of the spring season.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Commercial shrimp cast net license lottery set for June 6

BRUNSWICK - Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are planning for the 2018 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife rarely abandoned, don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to find seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help, but it is best to leave ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Going after Mr. Big Mouth Bass provides other distractions

The weather claims a high of 86 degrees one early March Saturday, with clear skies and winds 5-10 knots. Early morning fog would be one ...

April 06, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help – but it is ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reasons your fitness progress may be stalling

“I work out five days a week, eat healthy and still can’t lose weight/gain muscle.”

April 04, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Southern Legacy Stables wins 21 awards

On March 3 the show team for Southern Legacy Stables attended the American Saddle Horse Association of Georgia's annual banquet held in Peachtree City ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows agitated moose ram into vehicle

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Moose are no strangers to violent encounters. After all, they're known to engage with each other in brutal battles. Given the ...

April 02, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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