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Bob Kornegay

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BOB KORNEGAY: There's just something about those Canadian people and their birds

Outdoors: Unlike their human counterparts, Canadian geese are here to stay

A lot of Canada geese have “flown” into the face of tradition, shunning migration to come south and stay.

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HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - August 30, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Proper line care prevents angling headaches

Fishing line maintenance is something often neglected by the average fisherman

Though proper line care is easy to ignore, it is important to remember that even the highest-quality fishing lines eventually wear out or become damaged.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Sometimes it's just best to look at them

Outdoors: There's no shame in being just a waterfowl watcher two or three days a season

I can look really sexy in a pith helmet, cargo shorts, and knee socks.

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HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - August 23, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Hunting has different meanings to so many

Outdoors: Hunting means much more than shooting and killing within allotted legal boundaries of space and time

I ponder the changes, those that have occurred during my own lifetime and the lifetimes of my sporting ancestors.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - August 15, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Duck Stamp a wise purchase for conservation

Stamp purchase supports wetland acquisition and conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System

Since 1934, more than 135 million Federal Duck Stamps have been purchased which has generated almost $1 billion for the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which has been used to purchase close to 6 million acres of habitat.

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BOB KORNEGAY: There's nothing like continental carping

Outdoors: I used to look at carp as 'trash' fish

Catching carp was once a nuisance until I met Brian, a fisherman from Great Britain and had a true mind-altering experience.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - August 8, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Immortal children always belong to someone else

Outdoors: I went noodlin' back in the day

We all remember those times when we were invulnerably young, ignorantly foolish, and firmly believed nothing we attempted could possibly do us harm, much less kill us.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - August 1, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Sitting to the hounds

Kornegay shares his memories on fox hunting

As a youth, I knew a few old-time fox hunters. They were a mysterious lot, not wont to converse with little boys about their leisure-time activities.

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Prescribed fire good for all concerned

Despite its growing popularity and the growing trend toward prescribed fire usage, the use of prescribed fire is often misunderstood.

The use of prescribed fire is a major habitat and wildlife management tool used frequently by natural resource professionals and trained laymen throughout the Southeast.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Scaly critters are out in force

Outdoors: Always plenty of hot-weather stories to tell

The way things were going for my friend last summer, there could have easily been a big diamondback sleeping in his compost heap.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - July 18, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Fishing the grassy spots can be rewarding

Bass need grass to survive

Green vegetative cover provides what every freshwater predatory fish must have to survive: summertime shade, an ample oxygen supply, and strategic ambush points from which the predator can attack and subsequently consume its prey.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Josh is definitely one of us now

Outdoors: Welcome to the club, boy

Oh, if only Josh would have exhibited such velocity as a high school footballer, my young friend would today be an all-pro pulling guard for New England or Seattle.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - July 11, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Nothing better than fishing

Outdoors: Fishing with friends and family are the best

After catching a nice rainbow trou, my mind began to wander - How many creek banks has this 62-year-old posterior rested upon?

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - July 4, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: We're not really all that different

OUTDOORS: We have more traits like the so-called inferior critters than we admit

All human/animal analogies do not portend such ominous connotations

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 27, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: In praise of the 'ugliness' of nature

OUTDOORS COLUMNIST: I have natural affinity for some of the not-so-pretty creatures

Being no oil painting myself, I understand better than most that ugly things need love, too. I just hope the less-than-beautiful critters I love appreciate affection like I do.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 19, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Early life of white-tailed fawns fits perfectly into deer's natural history scheme

White-tailed does always care for their newborns in a manner that maximizes their chances for survival

The behaviour of white-tailed deer and their young are good examples of how every wild animal has certain behaviors and physical characteristics that protect it in its native environment.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Nature lovers are beautiful people

Visiting the American West merits revisiting

I left home convinced my western foray was to be a once-in-a-lifetime journey, but I find now this is not so.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 13, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: A perfect day for a duck float

Outdoors: That’ll be one cold day I’ll never forget

Since that time, I’ve done a good deal of thinking about duck floats and determined I’d be a heap better off with a big scoop of mallard-flavored ice cream in a glass of root beer.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - June 6, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Live-bait bassing is a viable option

Artificial baits still popular, but live-bait bassing technique can many times succeed where others fail

Contrary to what many believe, few bass are deep-hooked and killed when caught on live bait.

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BOB KORNEGAY: One-trip road buddies

Outdoors: A gadabout fisherman never knows who he might run into during his travels

All the trout in the world could never make up for the time I got to spend with Mr. Brinley, Shorty, and the Centre, Alabama Flash.

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HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - May 30, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Sometimes the catching really is important

Outdoors: I just want that fish

Big fish that she is, she doesn’t bother with silly, frenetic leaping and dancing.

HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - May 23, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - May 23, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Spinnerbaits are versatile lures for out-of-the-way places

Artificial lures can be just as effective as earthworms, crickets or minnows

Few bass fishermen can be found today who don’t keep at least a minimal selection of spinnerbaits at the ready inside their tackle boxes.

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BOB KORNEGAY: An excuse for every occasion

Outdoors: It’s just to hot to fish

I found an excuse when I couldn’t catch any fish when the heat wave struck.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - May 16, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Bad time of day to lose the blues

Outdoors: I don't need more blues to run from

Cool spring mornings make great blues chasers.

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HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - May 9, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Shoal bass still a prized catch for anglers

Common names include shoal bass, Flint River Smallmouth and Flint River Bass

The shoal bass is, comparatively speaking, a pint-sized variety whose diminutive stature is belied by a pugnacious attitude and what seems like a street fighter’s mentality.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Just a few 'fowl' thoughts

Outdoors: Chickens and I have a history

As a birder, of course, I am not allowed to add domestic poultry to my life list, but chickens have always appealed to me.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - May 2, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: It's all about big, bad and pretty

We often miss out on the small creatures

It’s interesting that so many people limit their appreciation of nature to three things — Is it big? Is it pretty? Is it dangerous?

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - April 25, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Armadillos have become nuisances to many homeowners

Armadillos can seriously damage landscaped yards

Due to a combination of factors such as human colonization with its accompanying habitat alteration, extirpation of natural large predators and intentional release or escape of captive animals, the armadillo has rapidly expanded its range at a rate ten times that considered normal for mammals.

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BOB KORNEGAY: High Country Allure in the mountains

Outdoors: Sometimes we yearn for places the farther the better

Outdoorsmen (and women) love mountains because in many ways one is simply more “outdoors” in the mountains than he is in any other place on earth.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - April 18, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Fishbait oddities I have known

Outdoors: I’ve seen some weird fishermen use some weird fishbaits

Dedicated anglers are nothing if not adaptable.

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