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Viral video shows woman accidentally pick up rattlesnake

CALABASAS, Calif. — Imagine that you’ve just finished a luxurious soak in your hot tub. As you walk across the yard, you notice something on the ground. It looks like your dog’s rope toy and your pet is anxious to play, so you reach down to pick up the object.

June 28, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Goose problems? Here’s what to do

The Canada goose, a protected bird under state and federal law, is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats.

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hoping more hunters will help control coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 tips for landing big fish on a fly rod

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Fishermen are famous for their stories of the big one that got away. From excuses about bad knots to tales of fish too big to be true, anglers aren't short on reasons why they couldn't land their big catch.

June 20, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Project studying manatees in the area

ST. MARYS - An infusion of tagged manatees may help scientists better understand how the gentle giants use coastal Georgia waters, especially near Kings Bay submarine base.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Brunswick woman catches record tripletail

Brunswick - Jordan Davis of Brunswick caught a tripletail earlier this month that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said set a women's state record.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips on planting zinnias, horse auctions, spittlebugs

Question: Can you purchase zinnia plants or do you have to sow seeds? Is it too late to sow or plant zinnias?

June 17, 2017 | Arty Schronce Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State encourages hunting coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 16, 2017 | By Nick Bowman Gainesville Times | Outdoors/Recreation


Trash fish tourney helps cancer patients

This weekend will be the Altamaha River Trash Fish Tournament starting at 4 p.m. Friday and ending at 4 p.m. Saturday.

June 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Consumer Qs: Lilies; picnics; peach pit split

Question: I saw some beautiful blue to lavender to violet-blue flowers labeled "Queen Fabiola." Can you tell me more about them?

May 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Podcasts to run to

While the days get longer, so do my runs. To keep myself entertained during my solo adventures, I skip the music and plug in podcasts. There are the popular favorites like "Missing Richard Simmons" or "S-Town." There is an abundance of fitness podcasts, but there are a wealth of podcasts on every topic waiting for your ears and they’re free. Here’s what I’ve been listening to lately.

May 24, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Armstrong students release diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island

Armstrong State University student members of the Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah (TERPS) recently gathered on Tybee Island to release 17 diamondback terrapins into the wild.

May 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips on wildflowers, water conservation, strawberries

Question: I sowed a wildflower mix I bought at a garden center. It has done well and has lots of things blooming now. Can you help me identify a flower in it? It has bright red or pink flowers with large, silky, delicate petals with white crosses at the center. The stems and foliage are kind of hairy. I have never seen these or some of the other flowers before. Are they actual wildflowers?

May 18, 2017 | Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fleming angler catches record little tunny

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that a men's record for the heaviest little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus, has been set by angler Dusty Blackburn of Fleming.

May 15, 2017 | Georgia DNR Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Firearms deer season starts Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Saturday and continue through Jan. 14 statewide.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products ...

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas ...

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Shellfish harvesting re-opened

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters re-opened to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest Saturday.

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tour historic Savannah homes

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 - Nearly 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble in Savannah ...

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State seeks public input on wild turkey plan

Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of four upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Wild Turkeys in Georgia

September 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury 5K is set for Oct. 7

The eighth annual Sunbury 5K race/walk is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 7, at the Sunbury Crab Company. Race organizer Patrick Boyle puts ...

September 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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