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Wild facts: Sapsuckers at work

Have you ever noticed shallow, little holes lined up in rows on a tree trunk? Your first thought might be that an accurate marksman fired BBs at the tree. But the holes most likely are the handiwork of the yellow-bellied sapsucker.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR announces K-5 poster contest

FORSYTH - Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to discover "The Sights and Sounds of Wild Georgia" and participate in the annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Chilly weather brings out the cook

Hello my cold weather fishermen and friends.

January 22, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation tags help state buy land

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Jason Wisniewski hopes to spend 40 days hunting deer and other game this season. In late November, however, the wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section was hunting for endangered mussels on Florida's Apalachicola River, part of a federal survey spurred by drought and dropping lake levels upstream in Georgia.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Research finds more bats than expected

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A student's summer spent slogging through Georgia swamps with a flashlight in hand has shed light on the range and favored shelter of a most secretive bat.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State announces Go Fish Georgia sites

PERRY - As the Georgia Department of Natural Resources begins implementation of the Go Fish Georgia program, Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the locations for the Go Fish Georgia Center and Hatchery, and the 10 sites across the state for mega-ramps to be built on lakes and rivers.

January 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Recipe for slow fishing days

Hello, friends. Tight Line Sr. here.

January 15, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Walk into the New Year

January 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


January-February schedule for raceway

2008 SuperBowl of Racing IV Schedule of Events, Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick) Jan. 23-Feb. 2

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State extends shrimp season

BRUNSWICK -- A below-average season has prompted Georgia officials to extend for another month the harvest of food shrimp.

January 11, 2008 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Public meetings on dove season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will have eight public meetings across the state in January to provide the public an opportunity to comment specifically on the current dove-season structure as it relates to late-season opportunity and opening day shooting hours.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season opens Jan. 1, runs through March

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial shad season is from 6 a.m. Jan. 1 through midnight March 31, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


A first for Half Moon River?

Hello friends. It was a good week of fishing. Here are some fishing reports from Yellow Bluff Marina and around the coastal area.

January 01, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


NOAA starting debris monitoring on reef

NOAA has established a new monitoring program in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary to collect data on the location and types of marine debris in the sanctuary. The monitoring data will be used to support cleanup efforts and reduce harmful effects on sanctuary resources.

January 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


'Citizen scientists' to count birds over holiday

FORSYTH - Spend a day with the birds this holiday season by joining in the 108th National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count program, an annual hemispheric early-winter bird census. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is celebrating its 37th year of participation in Christmas Bird Counts and encourages interested citizens to take part as well.

December 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah angler sets state game-fish record

BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Flightless geese require patience this summer

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of events at area, regional parks in July

Below are just some of the July 2014 events hosted by Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites in Coastal, Middle and South Georgia:

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Boater education becomes mandatory for some vessel operators after July 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Life-jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators and boating under the influence are just a few examples of what a person should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' law-enforcement division.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia quota-hunt deadlines approaching

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts - including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others - according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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