Are exotic Burmese pythons lurking close to your home?

Are exotic Burmese pythons lurking close to your home?

By Drew Hall An adult deer calmly grazes along the forest floor beneath a secluded grove of trees miles from the nearest human dwelling. All is calm in her world with no real natural predators, since she’s much too large for a coyotes to take now as an adult. Her only worry is the occasional […]

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Snake boots vs. chaps, what’s the best choice?

Snake boots vs. chaps, what’s the best choice?

By Justin Schuver Hunters who travel out into the south Georgia woods know that they’re very likely to encounter poisonous snakes, especially in the fall months. However, outdoorsmen have a number of prevention methods at their disposal — including snake boots and snake chaps. Banks Miller, the manager of Southern Trading Company in Bainbridge, said that […]

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Interesting outdoor walking trails are nearby

Interesting outdoor walking trails are nearby

By Joy Carey If you enjoy walking for exercise and are bored with your neighborhood walks, try one of the numerous trails in Bainbridge and the surrounding area. One of the most popular is the City of Bainbridge Nature Trail, which starts at the Earle May Boat Basin. It is a 3.4-mile paved trail. There […]

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Hide and seek Geocaching combines technology, nature in fun hobby

Hide and seek Geocaching combines technology, nature in fun hobby

By Justin Schuver Most modern mothers are likely familiar with the sentence, “Turn off that computer and go play outside!” Well, thanks to geocaching, now they can also say, “Turn ON that computer and go play outside!” Geocaching is still a relatively new hobby, and was first developed in May 2000. In simple terms, geocaching […]

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Appalachian Trail’s beginning is a wonderful outdoor hike

By Joy Carey We are fortunate, in Georgia, to have such diverse topographies, including the coastal beaches, inland lakes, rivers and forests. And just four hours north of Bainbridge are the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. I had the pleasure of hiking with friends on a few of the trails in the Chatahoochee National Forest in October […]

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Atwater has special vision of the outdoors

By Brennan Leathers Mark Atwater, of Donalsonville, Ga., didn’t start out to be a professional photographer, he just started taking pictures of nature — 30 years later, his photos regularly grace the covers of outdoors magazines. Atwater’s specialty is photos of hunting retreivers, the  rigorously trained dogs who chase after ducks, quail and other fowl. […]

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Choosing the best hiking gear

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced hiker, you will definitely have a better experience if you take the time to choose your equipment wisely. Hiking boots Hiking boots are the most important piece of hiking equipment. If your feet hurt, you will not enjoy your hike. Two factors to consider when choosing your boots […]

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Torreya State Park is a hiking challenge, but fun

One of the most challenging trail systems in Florida is Torreya State Park. It is located just one hour south of Bainbridge, or one hour west of Tallahassee, Fla. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. It consists of 12,000 acres and is a U.S. National Natural Landmark and historic […]

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We build reefs

We build reefs

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) has built more than 150 artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico since its beginning in l997, and it continues to be a leader in fish habitat research and development. This effort to restore fish habitat in the Gulf of Mexico has its roots in south Georgia. Ron […]

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Launching ‘My Lady’

Launching ‘My Lady’

When Jeff Weathersby told his wife, Sonya, he was going to build a boat, she didn’t think too much of it, as he has always loved building model boats in scale. She didn’t get excited until the day a big truck delivered a huge stack of lumber to their home. When she asked him what […]

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