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Bait in the river means fish are nearby

Hello, friends and neighbors. Sorry I have missed you the past couple of weeks. I was a little under the weather, but things are looking much better.

September 30, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunters should review tree stand safety

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Many hunters utilize tree stands to give them a leg up on their quarry. However, sometimes these are improperly installed or show signs of wear after several years.

September 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


SGK hold gas-card giveaway

The South Georgia Kings, who are celebrating their 10th season of travel basketball, recently thanked fans and supporters by giving them a chance to win gas cards worth from $25 to $100.

September 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Skidaway participates in Gliderpalooza

SKIDAWAY ISLAND - More than a dozen underwater robotic vehicles called "gliders" will be launched simultaneously this month in a massive, cooperative project involving 10 East Coast research institutions, including the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

September 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


It’s time for Georgia anglers to dust off their panfishing gear

WAYCROSS - Fishing, or more accurately "catching," is about to bust wide open in south Georgia rivers, thanks to river levels dropping within the banks, according to personnel with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

September 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area hunter gets huge gator

Local hunters Cassie Standard; her father, Jerome; and her uncle, Bubba Crowley, opened alligator season Sept. 7 by nabbing this 407-pound, 12-foot gator. Cassie Standard said it was the biggest gator the trio had seen or taken down. Standard, an avid bow hunter, hit the gator with an arrow. She said they had to get another line on the gator and had to nab him with a giant treble hook, a harpoon and finally finish it off with a pistol. Standard said it was a one-hour battle and called the experience scary but exciting. "I have been all around the ...

September 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunter classes offer options

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Those needing a hunter-education course before deer season have three options to make that happen.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest set for Oct. 10-13

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island, Georgia, is set to host the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Oct. 10-13, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New “Camper Cabins” open at Skidaway Island State Park

SAVANNAH, GA. -- Visitors to Savannah's Skidaway Island State Park can now sleep in air-conditioned comfort thanks to new camper cabins. The three mini-cabins each offer a screened porch, bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids' sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, cooking supplies and sense of adventure. Outside, they'll find a picnic table, grill and fire ring surrounded by beautiful Live Oaks and Spanish moss.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New Archery Range Opens at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Archery enthusiasts have a new range to visit now that the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) Archery Range officially opened today, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


National Hunting and Fishing Day

Free celebrations are planned in the area for National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

September 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunters for the Hungry gets grant

COVINGTON - The Georgia Wildlife Federation, through the Foundation's State Giving Program, last week received a $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to assist with Georgia Hunters for the Hungry.

September 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting show rescheduled

Local hunting show "Hunten Ham Horn Feather" will air at 8 a.m. Sunday.

September 12, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Archery deer season opens this weekend

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer-hunting season opens Saturday statewide.

September 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Run Saturday benefits mental-health hospitals

The city of Hinesville will host its first 5K run/walk to benefit mental-health patients and build awareness at 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park.

September 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Area hunter nabs huge gator

Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest this weekend

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proper tree-stand use aids in safer hunting experience

Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. archery season in full swing

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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