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WILD Facts: Birds busy with nesting

Spring has sprung and bird nesting has begun. Species that normally nest in cavities may take up residence in dead trees or birdhouses in your yard. Non-cavity nesters may find your evergreen trees and shrubs particularly attractive for raising young.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take Me Fishing!

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- You can wear your lucky hat and bring your lucky rod, but if you want to make the most of your next fishing trip what you really need is great advice.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s new fishing regulations now available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The new 2008-09 Georgia sport fishing regulations are available.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Seasonal trout streams opened Saturday

GAINESVILLE - Despite record drought conditions in Georgia, trout anglers can still anticipate exciting fishing this season.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: The king of snakes

The eastern kingsnake is a shiny black snake with thin white or cream-colored bands. This reptile also is called the "chain snake" because the lines that stretch across its back are linked along the sides. The species' typical length is 3-4 feet long, but the record is almost 7 feet.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for March 30, 2008

Hello friends and fishermen, ole Tight Line here.

April 13, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks’ spring blooms beckon nature enthusiasts to get outdoors

ATLANTA - As the days become longer and the weather warmer, Georgia's forests become alive with an array of spring blooms including trout lily, wild azaleas, foam flower, trillim, violets and many other brilliant wildflowers.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Coastal Shorebird survey results show gains for some species

BRUNSWICK - Early results from a January survey indicate higher numbers of several species of birds were on the coast this year.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Field and Stream nationwide search for top outdoorsman

NEW YORK - Field & Stream magazine and Bass Pro Shops, have set the dates for the 2008 Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for March 23, 2008

Well friends, sorry we missed all you fishermen and friends last week. Ole Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. were out of pocket.

April 06, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hummingbirds en route

Although rare, hummingbirds that normally breed in the West may visit Georgia in the winter, sometimes staying until March or April. However, the ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species that breeds in eastern North America.

March 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Contributing to conservation on tax reform

SOCIAL CIRCLE - As Georgians file their annual income tax forms, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants to remind residents they can support wildlife at tax time.

March 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety

As Turkey season officially begins March 22, hunters are reminded to be safe with the Ten Commandments.

March 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR calls for watchable, educational, wildlife projects

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Wanted: Projects that can use a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand nongame wildlife.

March 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate Fitzgerald's annual Wild Chicken Festival

FITZGERALD -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, in partnership with local organizers and community leaders, have set the upcoming annual Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival.

March 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Shrimp season opens Wednesday

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to DNR Commissioner Mark Williams.

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tales from the saltwater

Well friends and neighbors when it rains it pours, and we certainly have had our share - no pun intended. As they say the rain is ...

May 31, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Record blackfin tuna caught

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a men's record for blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) landed in Georgia by Tyler Deal of ...

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows angler catch salmon using iPhone as lure

PERTH, Australia — While smartphones have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, most people consider them useless once they break. An angler in Australia decided to ...

May 30, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a ...

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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