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Statewide turkey hunting season opens March 20

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Turkey hunters across the state are practicing their yelps and clucks in preparation for the upcoming turkey season. Opening day is Saturday, March 20, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division anticipates that the 2010 season should be good, and harvest levels should be similar to the past several years.

March 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival struts its stuff

FITZGERALD - Fitzgerald can crow over its Wild Chicken Festival. The annual celebration, set for March 19-20, has been going strong for 10 years after organizers converted the former rattlesnake roundup to focus on the town's wild Burmese chicken population.

March 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Wild facts: Insects in winter

Many insect populations die off when cold weather hits, but some species are able to survive through the winter. Adult beetles, aphids and leafhoppers seek shelter under loose tree bark, in ground debris and even in our homes. Honeybees create heat in the middle of their hives by rapidly moving their bodies and wings. Beetle grubs bury themselves several inches deep in the soil.

March 15, 2010 | Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR advisory council to meet

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's coastal advisory council will have its winter 2010 meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 18, at the Coastal EMC in Midway. The CAC quarterly meetings inform council members and the public about coastal management activities.

March 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Angling opportunities plentiful in Ga.

ATLANTA - Spring is on the way and as the weather warms and people venture outside, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources encourages families to go fishing.

March 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Anglers will miss old buddy

The fishing community lost a dear friend with the passing of Allen Branch, known in our community as Ol' Tight Line. Branch died Wednesday at Candler Hospital.

March 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Outdoors/Recreation

Local swimmers shine at state championship

Two local swimmers participated in a meet at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Feb. 26-28. Sandra Scott and McKaylin Darsey swam in the 11-12 age group.

March 08, 2010 | Susan Baker Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

NAACP run set for Saturday

The Liberty County NAACP will host its third annual Freedom Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. in downtown Hinesville.

March 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Junior Golf Tour begins March 20

ATLANTA - Young golfers have the chance to play 10 courses across Georgia during the 2010 Georgia Junior Golf Tour. Running March 20 through Oct. 24, the tour travels to all Georgia State Park Golf Courses, plus courses at Brasstown Valley, Lake Blackshear, Stone Mountain and Jekyll Island. The season-ending Championship Cup will be Nov. 13-14. Boys and girls ages 6-18 are invited to register at

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

No spearfishing gear in Gray’s Reef

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has released a rule to prohibit the use of spearfishing gear in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Possession of spearfishing gear is also prohibited except for vessels passing through the sanctuary without interruption, and only when the gear is stowed and not available for immediate use. NOAA has prepared an environmental assessment and has determined there will be no significant impact as a result of this action.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Environmentalists: Sochi building causes damage

SOCHI, Russia - As Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, activists are warning that construction has caused environmental damage.

March 01, 2010 | By Oksana Gomanova The Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation

Local Ducks Unlimited chapter makes top 100

WAYCROSS - The President's Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited's elite chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most dollars for DU's habitat conservation work. The Okefenokee DU Chapter here made the list as one of the organization's highest fundraising chapters.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Cold day? Better find a sweet spot

Hello, friends and fellow fishermen. Tight Line Jr. here and I'm hoping everyone is doing well.

February 22, 2010 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Altamaha Riverkeeper is retiring

BRUNSWICK - Altamaha Riverkeeper James Holland recently announced he will retire April 30 after nearly a decade of leading one of Georgia's most active grassroots environmental watchdog organizations.

February 22, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Angler breaks blue catfish record

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Earnest Timpson of Edison (Calhoun County) reeled in the new state record blue catfish from Lake Walter F. George on Feb. 2. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, this 80 pound, four-ounce, 49-inch long catch beats the former state record by more than five pounds. The previous record weighed in at 75 pounds and was caught in 2008 from a private pond near Carrollton by Tyler Dodson.

February 22, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

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Finding the right sport

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

March 22, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Rodeo in Statesboro in April

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro has announced its eighth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, which will be April 20-21 at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds in Statesboro.

March 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgians reporting early sightings of bears

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites. However, this ...

March 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR website gives fishing prospects

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

March 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Review: 7 products to help you get outside for spring break

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — While local temperatures have been an unpredictable roller coaster lately, the unusually warm days and vast blankets of snow have created plenty ...

March 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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