WAYCROSS - Since the completion of the tagging portion of the flathead catfish project in April and as of Aug. 3, biologists and technicians have removed 2,572 flathead catfish from the Satilla River.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether still-hunting, stalk-hunting or squirrel-dog hunting is your preference, squirrel season started Wednesday.
BRUNSWICK - One of Georgia's oldest artificial reefs known to most anglers and divers as G Reef has been renamed the "HLHA Reef" in honor of now-retired Coastal Resources Division biologist and artificial reef project coordinator, Henry Ansley.
Our fishing is improving every week. The fishing reports had bass, flounder and trout. The flounder have started to bite, and their favorite bait is minnows.
The 2007-2008 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide now is available, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
Coastal fishing continues to be slow because of the hot weather.
Georgia's State Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division is a finalist for the National Recreation and Park Association's "Gold Medal Excellence in Park & Recreation Management" award - the most prestigious award a recreation agency can achieve. Georgia shares the honor with state park systems from Utah and Tennessee.
The weather continues to stay hot, however, I believe our fishing season has started, judging from the fishing reports I have received this past week. The fishermen are catching bass, trout and flounder.
Recent improvements at Yeomans Bird Pond, one of East Liberty's showplaces, have brought more than just the desired visitors. Observers at the pond, home to a variety of coastal birds, have reported at least two alligators, which they suspect are being fed by visitors because of the fearless way they approach the boardwalk when people visit the area.
Alligators in Georgia currently have a population of more than 200,000, thanks to scientific wildlife management, according to the state DNR.
Women have three opportunities to improve various outdoor skills, including shooting (archery and firearms), fishing and camping, according to the Georgia DNR.
Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper will host a paddle down the Ogeechee River next Saturday.
Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.
A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.
Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.
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