DENVER - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has announced the St. Catherines Island Center was granted certification as a related facility by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.
Area residents fanned out over the beaches at St. Catherines Island March 31 for a cleanup as part of the Great American Clean Up. The barrier island off Liberty County's coast is accessible only by boat, but collects trash floated in off the Atlantic and brought out by boaters.
The water temperature is beginning to rise and the King and Spanish Mackerel should begin to migrate back to the South giving us a better opportunity for a good catch of mackerel off shore in a few weeks. The tides begin to improve and will run in the six- foot range for the first 12 days of April which means some good trout fishing. The shrimp is expected to move back into our waters around ...
Special to the Courier One of the world's most diminutive snakes has made its way into Georgia, becoming the first non-native snake species to establish a population in the state. Biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) confirmed the presence of Brahminy blind snakes at a site in Albany. The nonvenomous Brahminy blind snake is native to Southeast Asia, and has been present in Florida for years. The burrowing snakes, ...
Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials said the commercial food shrimp cast net lottery will be conducted June 4.
Supporters of Georgia's rivers and coast will enjoy an evening at Delegal Marina April 14 to support work that preserves the coastal heritage.
You know the local lake that you spend all your time fishing? The one with all those houses that line the shore - the houses with all the boat docks? Those docks might be clogged with people loading and unloading boats and having all kinds of fun, but some of the best crappie fishing can be found directly below them at almost any time of year.
Black bear images spark a wide array of human emotions. Curiosity and awe come to mind for some; caution and fear emerge for others. When observed in populated areas, panic proves the most common reaction. Yet, as spring approaches and the likelihood of bear sightings increases, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to educate themselves by being "bear aware."
Very little fishing activity on the coast this past week There is very little fishing activity this week because of windy conditions and the recent cold front that made its way to our area. Ray Goodman from Yellow Buff fishing camp had very little to report as well. The one report we have is from Buddy Smith who landed some sheephead. Goodman has some live minnows and fiddlers and he hopes to have some live ...
Gone are the days of backyard potlucks. Groups today are choosing to travel, sometimes planning entire weekends of activities, for their gatherings. From family reunions to spiritual retreats, Georgia's 48 State Parks provide the perfect setting for social get-togethers.
As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recommends that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of the yard size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.
I have some good fishing reports this week. Most of the fishing reports were given to me by Rayburn Goodman, from Yellow Bluff fishing camp. But, Donnie Branch, my son, caught a 6-1/2 lb, 25-inch bass just off Planting Hammock on Tuesday.
The Liberty County Bass Club hosted a fishing tournament at Kings Ferry on the Ogeechee River in Richmond Hill on March 3.
Special to the Courier By Hank Parker Whether you just got a new boat or your old one spent the winter months parked in the garage, you've got to be excited about the fact that the calendar now says it's March. Regardless of what the weather is like at your place right now (I thought the groundhog didn't see his shadow this year), we're only a few weeks away from spring. And if you're like ...
Sumter Utilities' Gary Davis (front) and his crew, David Smith, Jami Johnson, Michael Waters and Calvin Thomas, replace a fishing-line-entangled power line over Riceboro Creek at Highway 17. The Sumter employees, who work in the area under a contract with Georgia Power, got the job after Dot Moss and county Commissioners Eddie Walden and Pat Bowen contacted Robert Stokes, Georgia Power's area director. Stokes arranged the details.
Four of Georgia State Parks' lodges and resorts are or soon will be under new management, according to State Parks Director Becky Kelley.
Howdy, friends and fellow anglers. We sure have had some nice weather here lately. The water temperature is up to 66 degrees at Gray's reef, and the fish are biting.
BRUNSWICK - With sea-turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia's coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals.
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