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Coyotes are creating concerns for golfers and for pilots at a nearby airport in East Georgia.

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The howling of coyotes has been heard in recent weeks at Augusta Municipal Golf Course, The Augusta Chronicle reported.

The animals have also led to concerns at the neighboring Daniel Field Airport.

Wildlife on the runways can create hazardous conditions for pilots as they attempt to take off or land.

A Manatee swims at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Fla., in this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 file photo.
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Scientists are learning more about how manatees travel along the Georgia coast.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is part of a project tracking the large sea mammals with GPS devices.

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Clay George, a wildlife biologist with the DNR, said they've learned that manatees regularly venture into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine base near the Florida border, where they find "artificial" sources of fresh water to drink from. 

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Georgia's hunters and fishers will see an uptick in licensing fees come July 1.

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Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a bill on Tuesday that will increase the fee to buy a hunting or fishing license to be on par with surrounding states. For example, hunting licenses that are currently $10 will be $15.

Right now, Georgia has some of the lowest prices in the Southeast. That's according to a state audit from November 2016.

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering hunters an incentive to trap more coyotes.

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It's called the "Georgia Coyote Challenge," and it runs from March through August.

Each hunter who hands in a coyote carcass gets entered into a monthly drawing for chance to win a lifetime hunting license.

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For Valentine’s Day, here's a story about a long separation, where – finally – the boy and the girl are united.

This is not a story about people. It's not even a story about animals.

This is a story about plants.

First, a very short botany review: Most plants are both male and female. Their flowers have both parts. But some kinds of plants aren't like that; there are males with male flowers, and females with female flowers.

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