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Bob Kornegay

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OUTDOORS: Spring planting for wildlife

Less desirable trees can be removed to allow more sunlight to reach the forest floor

In the South, the most stressful time of the year for most wildlife is late summer through early fall.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia Fishing - April 19, 2014 weekend

FISHING REPORT: A weekly summary of how fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

Fishing prospects at Lake Seminole and the Flint River are upgraded to good this week; still fair at lakes George and Blackshear.

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BOB KORNEGAY: I hear the guns

OUTDOORS: Ghosts of battles haunt areas of natures beauty

Nature and history are often intertwined.

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BOB KORNEGAY: A treatise on crickets

OUTDOORS: Cricket tube sighting strips mythology from trout fishing

I never fish for trout without crickets, at least in a back-up role. I’ll put a live bug on a hand-tied dry fly in a heartbeat. Heck, when I’m really fish hungry I’ll shun flies altogether and fish crickets “nekkid.” I have no shame.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Weekend April 12, 2014

FISHING REPORT: Heavy rain and murky water cloud the forecast

Weekly fihsing reports for Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River.

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OUTDOORS: Bradford pear not as pretty as it seems

One of the most popular ornamentals in the Southeast is the Bradford pear tree.

Although various traits make it a favorite for many who want to beautify their properties, the Bradford pear brings with it some dark secrets.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia lakes and river fishing rated fair this week

FISHING REPORT: Lakes Seminole, George and Blackshear and the Flint River

Bass fishing is good in some waterways, while catfish are slow to fair this week.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Camp cooking leaves much to be desired

OUTDOORS: How can you beat a meal seasoned with ashes and a variety of flying bugs?

Mother Nature has a way of making outdoor cooking particularly adventurous.

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Flathead Catfish: Big, bad, ugly and fun

The flathead continues to thrive in the region’s river systems

The big cats are plentiful, even to the point of being introduced as pests in some waterways.

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Southwest Georgia Fishing Reports - March 22, 2014

The best fishing this weekend should be on Lake Seminole

Reports on how they’re biting at Lakes Seminole, George and Blackshear and the Flint River.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Why didn't I ask why first?

OUTDOORS COLUMN: For three decades, questions about the great outdoors have gone unanswered

There are some things an outdoors guy just ought to have the right to ask questions about.

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OUTDOORS: Relax, they're harmless

Fear of the outdoors is often unnecessary

Many creatures incite terror, panic and sometimes even self-inflicted injury, all of which are unnecessary.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Gratitude for graciousness

The best acts of kindness aren't calculated

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about generosity that doesn't seek personal gain.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Some things just seem meant to happen

Sometimes it’s all about happenstance, simply being in the right place at the right time. That’s just as true when it comes to outdoor life as it is in any other endeavor.

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OUTDOORS: Troubleshoot boats before fishing season heats up

With boating and boat ownership comes boat maintenance, a responsibility quite a few of us neglect to one degree or another.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: January was bird-nerd amazing

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the sport of birding.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Crazy about the outdoors

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the life of outdoorsmen, which many would say is crazy.

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OUTDOORS: How to get a head start on deer season

Hunters can actually obtain some of their most valuable deer hunting information during the offseason.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Medical procedures have come a long way

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay explains medical procedures have come a long way in a short time.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Cupid throws a curve

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay explains that not much about the wilderness scares him, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day, he’s terrified.

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OUTDOOR COLUMN: No raven, but quite distracting

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the series of events that happened after he discovered a raven in his home.

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OUTDOORS: Do pen-raised quail supplement wild-bred populations?

Bobwhite quail populations in Georgia, the Southeast in general, and around the nation have drastically declined over the last 40 years.

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OUTDOORS: Species-rich Coosawattee a state eco-treasure

The Coosawattee River system is one of the richest waterway networks in Georgia.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Quietly look, quietly listen

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the sights and sounds of nature that you can easily miss if you don’t slow down take it all in.

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OUTDOORS: Paying attention pays off

Those who pay attention when they go to the woods are more likely to have a successful outing.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Living with snake haters ain't easy

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the people who have a difficult time getting past the feeling of sheer terror a legless reptile can induce.

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OUTDOORS: With gun ownership comes responsibility

Realizing and seriously considering the responsibility of gun ownership is especially important in an age when privately owned firearms are ever increasingly a large facet of the social and political agenda.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Bird of peace, my foot!

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the countenance and demeanor of the mourning dove and how the bird has given him many frustrating hunts.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Pick it up -- it might just help

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about keeping the outdoors beautiful by not littering.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Having a chat with local flora

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the plant life that outdoorsmen often take for granted.

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OUTDOORS: Waterfowl prime time has begun

Waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans) are among North America’s most recognizable birds

Whether one is hunter, birder, or overall wildlife watcher, now is the time to pay attention to waterfowl arriving in our region for the winter.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Coping with 'failure' after an animal gets away

Bob Kornegay's weekly outdoors column

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay writes about hunts that many deem failures after animals scurry away.

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OUTDOORS: Basic deer hunting: find 'em, blend in, be still

There are three simple rules for basic deer hunting success: Find deer, break up the hunter’s outline, and keep still.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: It was the finest deer I had ever seen

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about an experience he had eight years ago with a near-perfect whitetail deer.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: A nice sort of strange

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about Pinellas County, Fla., and how pleasant it can be from an off-the-beaten-path outdoorsman’s viewpoint.

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OUTDOORS: Taking a closer look at the whitetail

There is more to the appearance of deer than mere aesthetic beauty. Most aspects of their distinctive look are adaptations geared to ensure survival and successful reproduction.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Hard-time squirrel luck

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about squirrel hunting and his annual adventures with the pastime.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Nowadays I dread cold weather

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes how he no longer has stamina for cold weather.

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OUTDOORS: Fall panfishing is a viable option

Our ubiquitous panfish species, often considered springtime and early summer fishes to be sought primarily when area waters first begin to warm up, can often become quite active as the fall season deepens.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Autumn catfish make for good fall angling

As fall sets in, the thoughts of most outdoorsmen turn to hunting season, but Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay reminds readers not to forget about the fish.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Loathesome but likable

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the opossum, the lone marsupial native to North America.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: To cull or not to cull

Deer management interest increases yearly

The interest in deer management increases each year, as evidenced by countless print articles and video productions that discuss management-related topics.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Fish scent 'tech'; is nothing new

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the modern conveniences — necessary and unnecessary — that people take with them to the outdoors.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: This season, perhaps?

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay writes about an aging buck who has spent years dodging hunters.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Call 'em what you will

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about the oddities surrounding crappies and those who fish for them.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Remember bag limits and safety for archery season

Archery season is underway, and Herald Outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay reminds hunters of safety tips and harvest records.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Sorry, Buck, I went against my raising

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay recounts a tale from his childhood.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Archery dos and don'ts

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay breaks down how to have a successful archery season.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Mentoring young sportsmen vital for hunting's future

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about traditions that should be passed down to the next generation of hunters.

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OUTDOORS: Don't forget about the line

Line maintenance often neglected by fishermen

Line maintenance is often neglected by fishermen, but proper line care is one of the most important aspects of fishing.

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