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5 state parks to mountain bike this winter

Mountain biking in early winter, before the freezing temperatures, is one of the best times to hit the trails in Georgia, where thinning trees reveal beautiful scenery.

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


2 anonymous fishermen say trout biting on live shrimp

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coast.

December 21, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


4 spottail, including a 24-incher, reeled in recently

Howdy, friends and neighbors. Well, we are in December, the time of Santa Claus. Everyone is always busy this month with the shopping, cooking and getting ready for company and making merry!

December 14, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Do something outdoors this month

Below is a selection of December 2015 events at Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks' individual web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275. Thank you for supporting Georgia's State Parks!

December 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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 was no DVR, an endless supply of cookies and fudge, presents — what’s not to love! Fourth of July came in at No. 2 mostly because it’s also my birthday. Halloween and Easter tied for third. Thanksgiving fell somewhere between Valentine’s Day and Labor Day — in other words, I hated it. Forced to dress up, smile, and pretend to like Grandma’s “gourmet” asparagus side was a lot of fuss for little payoff ...

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 KSL.com | 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 Chance Poster Contest.

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


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 KSL.com | 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 KSL.com | 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


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Pedal to paddle tour Saturday

You can take a bike and paddle tour of Darien and its river Saturday.

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah angler catches record king mackerel

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a women's state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate July 4 in a state park, site

ATLANTA - Grilling burgers in the shade and camping under the stars are some of the July Fourth activities offered in Georgia's state parks and ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


An introduction to hammock camping

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — For many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is synonymous with tents. After all, tents have been around for centuries. They have a proven track ...

June 19, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Celebrate Father’s Day outdoors in a state park

ATLANTA - Spending family time outdoors is often the best gift for adventurous dads.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Falcon nest is first seen in wild in Georgia in 75 years

TALLULAH FALLS - A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appears to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Charming video shows mother cougar frolic with cubs

GLENDORA, California — It seems that when mountain lion videos appear on YouTube, they usually involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. Not so with a recent video ...

June 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Florida anglers catch big snappers with 'forbidden fruit'

PENSACOLA, Florida — For many anglers, bananas are forbidden fruit. Bring them out on your fishing boat and you’ll doom the trip, or so goes ...

June 09, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Whiting, flounder are biting

This week in the great outdoors:

June 06, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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