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WILD Facts: Touch a toad, it’s not bad

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. While most frogs have moist, smooth skin and long legs for leaping, typical toads have dry, warty skin and short legs for hopping.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Strike team concludes successful burn season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Thanks to the hard work by seasonal - yet dedicated - professionals, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Nongame Conservation Section has burned 20,000 acres across the state.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take kids fishing — it’s fun for the whole family

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, and it looks like I made the front page of the Courier this week.

May 24, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR plans three-day archery camp

WAYCROSS - Designed with everything outdoors in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division's 3-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Registration is now open for the camp, which is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, June 1-3, at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross, Georgia.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Nice catch, release on Ossabaw

While fishing in the surf off Ossabaw Island Capt. Eric Adamski of GeorgiaSaltwaterCharters.com brought a bull redfish to the boat. In fact, Adamski caught three of these huge fish that day.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Life in a shell is not so bad

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell, which is called the carapace. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


10-minute fight worth it for a 15-pounder

Well, hello, friends and fellow anglers. I hope everything is going fine in your world.

May 17, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Grant money will help Georgia track arsonists

The Georgia Forestry Commission has been awarded a federal grant that enhances the safety of residents by strengthening the agency's forest arson investigation program.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. gets $71K to keep waters clean, healthy

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acting Director Rowan Gould recently announced $12.8 million will be awarded to 31 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2010. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pump-out facilities and floating restrooms, to purchase pump-out boats and to provide educational programs for recreational boaters, as they have been since the program's inception in the early 1990s.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Hummers returning

After wintering in Mexico and Central America, ruby-throated hummingbirds are appearing again in Georgia. Welcome them with some fresh sugar solution in a clean hummingbird feeder (basin-style feeders are easier to keep clean than the inverted bottle kind). Just dissolve one part sugar in four parts water and cool before filling your feeder.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area attractions plan fun events

War of Jenkins' Ear:

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


High mercury levels found in area fish

STATESBORO - Last week the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization released the results of a fish collection to test for mercury levels in area streams. The report, titled "Protect Yourself and Your Family from Mercury Pollution," provides critical information on the levels of mercury in area fish. Mercury is a toxic pollutant that can cause birth defects and other problems in developing babies and young children if their mothers eat the contaminated fish.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service support oil spill response effort

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is supporting the joint response to the Mississippi Canyon 252 oil spill with experienced specialists, land managers and support personnel.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish are biting here and further south

Hello, everyone. I hope all is well. What fine weather we have for some good fishing. I have a few reports from around the Coastal Empire and the greater Southeast.

May 03, 2010 | Donny Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Bald eagles nesting in one-third of Georgia counties

FORSYTH - Nearly one-third of Georgia's 159 counties had bald eagles nesting this year, a count bolstered by steady increases in eagle nests and young across the state.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Swim advisories lifted from some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed last week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


September paddle trip to highlight upper Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is gearing up for its September paddle trip, which gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday near Wadley and will end in Midville.

September 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Public dock at Sunbury to be rebuilt

After being slammed by Hurricane Irma Monday, the public dock at Sunbury in Liberty County will be rebuilt.

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks help assessing damage, restricts some recovery

If you live in coastal Liberty County, the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your help assessing damage from Hurricane ...

September 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR sets hearing on hunting, fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules of Georgia ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows precocious bobcat kitten on the prowl

SUTTONS BAY, Michigan — Not all bobcat encounters are intense. In fact, some of them can be downright adorable, as evidenced by a YouTube video shot ...

September 14, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows bull moose sparring with a defenseless tire swing

SPOKANE, Washington — Moose have been known to battle each other, and the encounters can be incredibly violent. Serious injuries are not uncommon, with some even ...

September 13, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Follow simple rules of group fitness etiquette

Between house renovations, politics, and general frustrations with people who know not what they do, my irritation meter is running high. Thank goodness for group ...

September 07, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: 'Eclipse of the Century' from ground and air in 4K



You may remember the hype as this year's "Eclipse of the Century" approached — perhaps you recall the news coverage reporting on the bumper-to-bumper traffic ...

September 06, 2017 | Mike Godfrey KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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