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DNR, construction company add scrap to fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently coordinated an enhancement of Camden County's Stafford Island Inshore Artificial Reef.

November 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Vessel with area history on 'Places in Peril' list

ATLANTA - A ship built on Sapelo Island in 1939 that plied the waters off Coastal Georgia for years, is on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's 2018 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.

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


Show gratitude for health by moving

I love fall. Some reasons are obvious: changing leaves, crisp morning air, the smell of spice in the kitchen, cozy sweaters, evenings out by the fire pit. As Martha would say, “It’s a good thing.”

November 23, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


State Parks open during the holidays

ATLANTA, November 8, 2017 – This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia's state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. State parks are a great way to showcase Georgia's natural beauty to out-of-town visitors as well. For just $5 parking, guests can take a stroll around a sunlit lake or enjoy mountain overlooks. While park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as staff enjoy the holidays with their families as well.

November 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: Outdoor products for families this fall

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The summer road trip season may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean family excursions are coming to a halt. Nearly 50 million Americans will hit the road for Thanksgiving this year, with tens of millions more also traveling during Christmas and New Year's.

November 09, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Sansavilla WMA project near finish

The Department of Natural Resources announced the closing of the final phase of land purchased for the Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area in an Oct. 16 ribbon cutting.

October 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Restocked, repaired, Ocmulgee fishing area reopens

Anticipating up to 20,000 users each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division reopened the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area, giving boaters and anglers great access to a celebrated fishing location.

October 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Free admission today at Wild Adventures

VALDOSTA, Ga. – This weekend marks the final days of Halloween fun at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga., and the park is celebrating with free admission for kids and a monster-sized costume contest on Sunday, October 29.

October 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting on Fort Stewart

Military and civilian hunters are allowed access to Fort Stewart, which consists of more than 279,000 acres in five Georgia counties - Liberty, Long, Bryan, Evans and Tattnall counties.

October 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Places to hunt

Ossabaw Island Heritage preserve

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


Major changes to 2017-18 hunting season regulations

Here are the major changes in hunting regulations announced by the Georgia DNR.

October 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting big in Georgia

For many hunters, the opening day of firearms deer season feels a little like Christmas morning does to a child. Firearms deer hunters took to the woods on Oct. 21 and the season will run through Jan. 14, statewide.

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


Make sure you’re legal: The basics of Georgia gun laws

Editor's note: In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the state's "Safe Carry Protection" act, which allows licensed gun owners in Georgia to take weapons with them just about everywhere, including bars, restaurants, churches and some government buildings. In 2017, the state passed a similar law allowing guns on college campuses.

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


Record blue catfish caught in Altamaha

WAYCROSS - A day of fishing is good. A day you catch a new state record – and beat the old one by more than 12 pounds – is great!

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars in the morning. Yes, sweater weather is swiftly transitioning into jacket weather, and the better you’re prepared, the more enjoyable it’ll be.

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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Girls on the Run 5K marks change of season

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K, celebrating the end of the spring season.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Commercial shrimp cast net license lottery set for June 6

BRUNSWICK - Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are planning for the 2018 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife rarely abandoned, don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to find seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help, but it is best to leave ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Going after Mr. Big Mouth Bass provides other distractions

The weather claims a high of 86 degrees one early March Saturday, with clear skies and winds 5-10 knots. Early morning fog would be one ...

April 06, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help – but it is ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reasons your fitness progress may be stalling

“I work out five days a week, eat healthy and still can’t lose weight/gain muscle.”

April 04, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Southern Legacy Stables wins 21 awards

On March 3 the show team for Southern Legacy Stables attended the American Saddle Horse Association of Georgia's annual banquet held in Peachtree City ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows agitated moose ram into vehicle

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Moose are no strangers to violent encounters. After all, they're known to engage with each other in brutal battles. Given the ...

April 02, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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