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Camping deals available for state parks

ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Limited red snapper season opens

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah angler sets state game-fish record

BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Flightless geese require patience this summer

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of events at area, regional parks in July

Below are just some of the July 2014 events hosted by Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites in Coastal, Middle and South Georgia:

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Boater education becomes mandatory for some vessel operators after July 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Life-jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators and boating under the influence are just a few examples of what a person should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' law-enforcement division.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia quota-hunt deadlines approaching

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts - including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others - according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


1,117 acres protected along Altamaha

The Nature Conservancy recently announced its efforts to protect 1,117 acres along the Altamaha River in Long County, known as the the Morgan Lake tract, according to a news release on the conservancy's website.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp are showing up, anglers having a little luck

Hello, friends and neighbors around the coastal area. We have had some nice weather lately - a little warm, but I guess we are used to that. As long as you have a little A/C to return to after being out in the heat for awhile, it's all good.

June 09, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster harvest to be closed in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Sunday, June 1, through midnight Tuesday, Sept. 30.

May 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


First loggerhead nest of season found

BRUNSWICK - Loggerhead sea turtles may be slow on land, but give them this: When it comes to the start of nesting season, they tend to be on time.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ports authority unveils wetlands project

The Georgia Ports Authority recently unveiled nearly 14 acres of recently created wetlands. The 2.5-year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation's fourth-busiest container terminal.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Sneak in some fishing before hot weather really hits

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. I hope you've had the chance to enjoy the weather we have been having. This is a wonderful time of year to get out on the saltwater and do some fishing.

May 27, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Black sea bass harvesting is back, but still regulated

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently alerted commercial fishermen that commercial harvest of black sea bass using fish pots or cages is allowed in the South Atlantic.

May 23, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


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Opportunity to hunt, fish free for life offered

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting-and-fishing license in the next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Photography workshop at wildlife refuge

Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of good fishing south of here

Hello, friends and anglers. As you know, the local inshore saltwater has been rather muddy lately due to the rain and wind. This, along with the extensive heat, has kept the fishing to a minimum.

August 04, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Input wanted for seatrout management

BRUNSWICK - The Finfish Advisory Panel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, and the group is seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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