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7 products for family trips and adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re going on an afternoon hike or a multi-day road trip, traveling with kids involves a lot more preparation than going solo. The gear requirements can be especially daunting. There are helpful items that can make the time in the car easier, make the destinations more enjoyable and even make the downtime more entertaining.

November 09, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Despite the tides, fish biting along the Liberty County coast

Well, hello, everyone all around this beautiful coastal area we are blessed enough to live in.

November 09, 2015 | Donny Branch Tight Line Jr. | Outdoors/Recreation

Viral video shows snake battling catfish

COLORADO RIVER — Judging from two popular videos on YouTube, water snakes have no problem taking on large prey. Whether or not a mid-sized snake could swallow a catfish is beside the point— what’s impressive is that they try.

October 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Fall is the perfect time to set new running goals

While most people set new goals while ringing in the new year, fall has always been my “New Year’s Day.” It’s almost as if the change in the leaves inspires a change in me. My whole life has been spent in education in one capacity or another, and fall means fresh pink erasers, crisp new folders and a brand new wardrobe. Fall, with its promise of cooler morning temperatures and new school pictures, reinvigorates the side of me that’s been lounging by the pool in the summer heat.

October 28, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Firearms deer-hunting season underway throughout Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Firearms deer-hunting season is underway until Jan. 10, 2016, statewide.

October 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

What’s the strangest thing you’ve hooked while fishing?

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — We recently asked our readers to share the strangest lures they’ve used to catch fish. Responses on the comment board included things like a balloon, a Starburst wrapper, a gummy bear and a bare hook.

October 14, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Map shows where deer pose biggest threat

Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It's also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Recent fishing, recipe both good

Hello, friends and fellow anglers all around our beautiful Georgia coastline.

October 13, 2015 | By Donny Branch Fishing column | Outdoors/Recreation

Don't let not getting into Boston Marathon get you down

Living in a small Oregon logging town will make a little girl dream big.

October 13, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Area state parks announce October events

History Under Our Feet

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: Belt-drive Classic from Priority Bicycles

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In the past decade, belt-drive bikes have transitioned from a novelty to a legitimate alternative to the traditional chain. Things started getting serious in 2007, when a manufacturer called Gates released an impressive system called the Carbon Belt Drive. The Carbon Belt Drive employs a 1/2-inch wide belt that won’t stretch or rust like a chain will.

October 01, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

What’s the strangest lure you’ve ever used to catch a fish?

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — At one time or another, most anglers experiment with strange lures. Sometimes it happens when the last of the bait is gone or the final fly breaks off. Other times it’s out of sheer desperation when nothing else is working. But there typically comes a time when the traditional elements of fishing give way to bizarre tactics.

September 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

‘Your State Parks Day’ set for Saturday at Fort King George

The annual "Your State Parks Day" will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Road SE in Darien.

September 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Good recipe for good fishing

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the saltwater coast. I certainly hope everyone has had a good week enjoying the last of the summer days.

September 23, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Fishing tourney Saturday on coast

The Hinesville Rotary Club will host the 2015 Redfish & Trout Tournament on Saturday.

September 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

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This year I'm thankful for those who helped me find my inner athlete

Thanksgiving wasn’t always my favorite holiday. Growing up, Christmas was always No. 1. Staying up late to watch Christmas specials on TV because there ...

November 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 2 goggles to check out for the ski season

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Snow is here and the ski and snowboard season is upon us.

November 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

NPS closes Cockspur Lighthouse

SAVANNAH - Effective immediately Fort Pulaski National Monument has closed the Cockspur Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Island.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish break lines, but not hearts

Well fellow anglers and readers, last weekend took me back a couple of years like it was when I first started the dock tour.

November 23, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish spotted during the dock tour

Hello, friends and neighbors. We spotted a big one this past weekend on the dock tour.

November 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR hosts 26th annual poster contest

Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia's wildlife and students' artistic interests by participating in the 26th annual Give Wildlife a ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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