Category Archives: Outdoors

Rattlesnakes are just another part of summertime in the South

The Eastern diamondback rattlesnake is one of the most commonly-sighted, and most formidable, snakes you might come across in Southwest Georgia this time of year. Pictured below is an approximately five-feet-long rattlesnake that was killed in the River Oaks subdivision off Spring Creek Road in Bainbridge on Tuesday. Dr. Shawn Surratt and Michael Conley killed the snake. Flint… Read More »

Boater Education Becomes Mandatory for Some Boaters Beginning July 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (6/6/2014) What do you know about life jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators, boating under the influence?  These are just a few examples of things you should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. How important is boater… Read More »

Hunters-Mark Your Calendars: Georgia Quota Hunt Application Period Begins June 1

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are… Read More »

DNR Survey Shows Bald Eagles Nesting at Record Levels in Georgia; 14 in Decatur County

Bald eagle populations have soared to new highs in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. There are now 14 documented bald eagle nests in Decatur County, the second-most for any county in the state except for Chatham County. According to preliminary results, Georgia Department of Natural Resources aerial surveys in January and March documented 188… Read More »

Listen to the Daily Outdoors Report and Southwest Georgia News for 5/20

Each day’s Outdoors Report is an approximately 5-minute recording of Flint Media’s Al Kale talking to Lake Seminole GA fishing and hunting guide Stephen Wells, with occasional special guest Pam Martin-Wells a Hall of Fame bass fisherwoman. Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 20, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report – May 19, 2014 Southwest Georgia Outdoors Report –… Read More »