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Volunteers sought for state parks day

Free admission, dozens of volunteer projects and family-friendly events await Georgia State Park and Historic Site visitors on Your State Parks Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 27.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Mottled ducks subject of new research project

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Have satellite, will travel and, luckily, will provide data.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Ga. snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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


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Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Island hosting salute to military

Tybee Island and the American Legion Tybee Post 154 will host its inaugural Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014, a weekend for active and retired military families Friday-Sunday.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Experts: Sea level rising in Coastal Georgia

Several studies on the rising sea level in Coastal Georgia have been conducted over the past decade, with each report coming to similar conclusions. Occasional local flooding problems today may become major environmental and economic issues in just 15 years.

November 10, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


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