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Outdoors

  • Why a woman wants a woman trainer

    By MARJ LAW

    “I want you to show me how to shoot my .22,” she says.
    “Why?” I want to know. After all, her husband says he grew up shooting.
    “Because I want a woman to teach me,” she answers.
    Yikes. Who do you trust more than your spouse? Or an officer who’s been shooting for years, even decades?
    “My husband gets frustrated with me. Then he yells. I know you won’t yell at me, even if I’m doing something stupid.”

  • FWC Law Enforcement report

    From FWC News

    Some of the cases handled by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement during July 19 to 25.
    (There were no cases reported for Wakulla County.)

  • Underwater Wakulla

    By Gregg Stanton

  • Underwater Wakulla- August 15, 2019

    Prelude to Panic.

    Adventure underwater is an awesome attraction to young and old alike. Breathing underwater differs from the terrestrial experience, a condition that few others can compare. Where else can you fly without wings, visit new and strange life forms and take home supper all at the same time. Granted, it took a few weeks of training, and the purchase or rental of life support equipment to enable you to visit this new realm, but what could possibly go wrong?

  • Lionfish challenge update

    From FWC News

    The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals.
    This year, participants who submit the largest and smallest lionfish may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 in cash prizes.
    As of last week:
    •  304 people have registered.
    • 127 people have submitted lionfish (113 recreational, 14 commercial).
    • 15,367 lionfish removed.
    • 51 checkpoints for recreational participant submissions.

  • Underwater Wakulla

    By RUSTY MILLER

    In the past most if not all recreational scuba diving certifying agencies would not allow persons with type I or type II diabetes get their open water scuba certification.

  • Gull-billed tern chick adopted by black skimmers

    From Florida Shorebird Alliance

    Nassau Sound Islands Critical Wildlife Area, located in Little Talbot Island State Park, had an extraordinary nesting season this year with the first record of successful black skimmer nesting since 2012. This CWA protects multiple species including gull-billed terns and black skimmers nesting on a small corner of the sand spit on the north end of the park.

  • St. Marks NWR Photo Club to meet

    Special to The News
     
    The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Photo Club will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m to 12 noon at the Nature’s Classroom (Education Building) at the refuge.
    The topic of the Photo Club’s meeting will feature a Macro Workshop.
    It is open to anyone who has an interest in macro (close-up) photography, wants to learn about it, or just have some fun with it. 
    Bring your camera and join us on Aug. 17 at the refuge.

  • Frontier six shooter, the double-action army, an 1878 Colt

    By MARJ LAW

    People often show me their guns. I like that. Guns are different and interesting.
    At a meeting last week, Ray and Nate brought in two old guns for me to check out. Both these guns have loops attached to the butts. Weird.
    Looking closer, I see the prancing horse on a grip.
    “It’s a Colt.”

  • Underwater Wakulla- August 8, 2019

    Recreational Scuba Diving with Type I and Type II Diabetes

    In the past most if not all recreational scuba diving certifying agencies would not allow persons with type I or type II diabetes get their open water scuba certification.