Predators in the Shallows

by Ron Childs In 1916, four swimmers were killed by a great white shark off the beaches in New Jersey.   This became the basis for the movie Jaws. This movie has fueled a fear and a fascination with sharks that has been unprecedented in modern history. So what are the facts about shark attacks? […]

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Some Practical Tips For Jet Ski Riders

Some Practical Tips For Jet Ski Riders

by Joyce Kramer Can’t you easily picture yourself skimming over the waves, hair blowing free, warm sunshine on your body giving you that kind of tan that you can only get while out on the water. You can go fast and far, or you can go slow and easy. For this type of boating, the […]

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Improving Your Docking Skills

Improving Your Docking Skills

by Dale Kramer When I first read it, I could not believe it. Statistics published in the Coast Guard Auxiliary magazine cited that most boating accidents occur while a boat is being docked. After thinking about this, I realized how true this must be. I, myself, can recall several instances of accidents, most of which […]

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New law makes it easier to legally carry weapons

New law makes it easier to legally carry weapons

By BRENNAN LEATHERS A new Georgia law has loosened the requirements for carrying firearms in public, and has increased interest in concealed-carry weapons permits within the state. Once a person has a concealed-carry weapons permit, they are able to legally carry a firearm or knife concealed on their person in public or keep them out […]

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Review tree stand safety tips before heading to the woods

Review tree stand safety tips before heading to the woods

Though commonly used by deer hunters everywhere, tree stands often are improperly installed. As a result, they are considered the leading cause of hunting-related incidents, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Not every tree stand is the same. Hunters should be familiar with their particular model’s features. Following are recommended […]

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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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Boating is fun, but be sure to follow the laws!

By Dale Kramer With boating becoming more and more popular, our waterways become crowded at times. Playing it safe can keep a good day from going bad. Here are a few rules which tell you what your responsibilites are, and will make sure that your time on the water provides nothing but the best in […]

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Know the rules before you take kids hunting

Know the rules before you take kids hunting

Before taking their children or teens hunting, it’s important for parents to provide a proper hunting safety education, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Residents and non-residents born on or after Jan. 1, 1961, must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license. Hunter education courses certified or […]

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Reading The River’s Aides To Navigation

Reading The River’s Aides To Navigation

by Dale Kramer Lake Seminole and our rivers have just what we need to help us safely navigate their waters. They have a very orderly system of buoys, markers and informational buoys to help us along. Buoys are the artificial markers we are most familiar with. They are floating aides that come in many shapes […]

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If you don’t wear it, it won’t work

by Dale & Joyce Kramer A life jacket. It is so small and compact compared to a person. Ever wonder what makes it keep you afloat?  Well, this is because of the law of buoyancy. This means that a body displaces water, which in turn pushes back and creates the ability to float. When an […]

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