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Calling all gobblers: Turkey season starts March 21

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Turkey hunters across the state are dusting off their calls in preparation for the upcoming turkey season. Opening day is Saturday March 21, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division anticipates another enjoyable season.

March 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Family paddle on Canoochee

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee-Canoochee annual Canoochee River Race has been replaced by a Family Paddle. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper has scheduled the Family Paddle for Saturday, April 11 (rain/flood date April 25). Paddlers from all over the Southeast will spend the day paddling down the beautiful Canoochee River.

"We are really excited to be able to showcase the beauty of the Canoochee with families from around the Southeast ," said Chandra Brown, executive director and Riverkeeper . "The Canoochee River Race has been wildly popular, and we are really excited to change the format to be more family-friendly and provide a leisurely experience on ...

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proposed coal plant threatens local waters

Although there's a lot of attention currently focused on Liberty County's proposed wastewater treatment facility at Tradeport East Industrial Center, members of the Ogeechee–Canoochee Riverkeepers organization say there's another area that also should be in the limelight - the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Outdoors/Recreation


What do you think about trout sizes?

Tight Line Jr., here and I hope everyone is doing well. Not much on reports this weeks, but I do have one.

March 09, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Help wildlife

Georgians can support nongame wildlife conservation, education and recreation projects by purchasing a wildlife license plate for their vehicles. A one-time $25 tag fee applies in addition to annual registration and ad-valorem fees. The bald eagle and hummingbird license plates are a primary funding source for the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section.

March 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Get out your paddles

The approaching spring weather will provide opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to hit the trails and explorers our area's coastal outdoor recreational areas. If you're seeking an outdoor water adventure, look no further than the Altamaha River, a mere 25-minute car ride to freedom and beauty.

March 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Outdoors/Recreation


Nice merchandise at big boat show

Hello everyone Tight Line Jr., here. Ol' Tight Line says to tell everyone hello and good fishing. He is doing fine and hopes everyone else is, too.

March 02, 2009 | Donnie Branch Contributing writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Participants needed for youth birding T-shirt art contest

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Like birds? Love to draw? Georgia's Fourth Annual Youth Birding Competition is offering a T-shirt Art Contest for resident kids.

March 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: calling all young artists

Hey, kids! In anticipation of spring, cure your winter blues by drawing or painting a picture for one of the Georgia DNR's art contests! The Give Wildlife A Chance poster contest is open to K-5th grade and this year's theme is "Nature's gifts: the plants and animals of Georgia." The deadline to submit artwork is March 9.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dogs help to preserve rare snakes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - C.J. is all Lab: big, bad to jump on you, bent on chasing tennis balls.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Parks offer businesses affordable alternative

ATLANTA - In today's challenging economic times, cutting corporate budgets doesn't have to mean giving up the annual executive golf outing or sales retreat. It just might mean rethinking the venue. Georgia State Park's seven lodges are ideal venues for meetings and corporate retreats. The modern accommodations, scenic environments and recreational opportunities provide groups the perfect blend of business and pleasure at an affordable cost.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: When snakes chill out

Snakes are cold-blooded, or ectothermic, which means their body temperature matches their surroundings. For example, if the temperature outside is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a snake's body temperature is close to freezing.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Black seas bass is the catch of the day

Hello, folks. Tight Line Jr. here, and it seems that black seas bass is the fish of the day. Here are just a few reports from around the coastal empire.

February 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Waterbird census shows solid numbers

BRUNSWICK - Dedicated bird watchers braved cold temperatures and, in some cases, 25 mph winds to search Georgia's barrier island beaches for birds on Jan. 16. The objective: Count and identify every waterbird they could find while roaming the chilly beaches.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Right whale freed from ropes

Federal and state workers Thursday freed a 2-year-old right whale calf entangled in ropes off the coast of Georgia.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a ...

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hook ’em fever spreading

This week on the coastal waterway:

May 09, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Saltwater anglers catch giant tuna with drone

FINGAL HEAD, Australia — The biggest limitation of surf fishing has always been the inability to reach fish that are further out than you can cast ...

May 08, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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