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Wildlife projects get funding

SOCIAL CIRCLE. - A Jekyll Island exhibit that explores shrimp trawling and marine life. A nature trail turned school classroom at an elementary school in Rome. A new educational program taking root and blooming fast at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

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


Shrine Club hosts 22nd annual Golf Tournament

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tightline: Rain made water too muddy to fish

The Labor Day holiday was a total loss as far as fishing. The weather was bad all through the holiday. The tides were not bad, however the rain had the water muddy and there was very little fishing.

September 25, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Trail celebrates oak tree

A set of guided tours providing a look at special re-enactments will take place at Melon Bluff Nature Center near Midway this weekend.

September 23, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunters to feed the needy

Social Circle - For the past 15 years, hunters across the state have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need.

September 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Early teal, goose seasons set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Early hunting seasons for some species of waterfowl will open soon, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

September 19, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting

Well, my friends, we have a lot of fish in our area, both trout and bass. Most of them are too small to be legal. This happens every year when they first show up in our area.

September 19, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Plenty of fight left in redfish

Found from Massachusetts to Florida on the Atlantic coast and from Mexico to Florida on the Gulf Coast, redfish numbers are on the rebounds thanks to the united support provided to it by sportsmen and women around the country.

September 19, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


On-post hunting, fishing licenses going up

Staff report

September 15, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DeLoach appointed to Jekyll board

Former Hinesville mayor and state representative Buddy DeLoach is back in the mix of Georgia state politics.

September 13, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Catches reported

I have several fishing reports from anglers who have braved the heat recently to get out on the water.

September 11, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR pulls 2,500 flatheads from Satilla

WAYCROSS - Since the completion of the tagging portion of the flathead catfish project in April and as of Aug. 3, biologists and technicians have removed 2,572 flathead catfish from the Satilla River.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Squirrel season opens

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether still-hunting, stalk-hunting or squirrel-dog hunting is your preference, squirrel season started Wednesday.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Popular fishing reef gets new name

BRUNSWICK - One of Georgia's oldest artificial reefs known to most anglers and divers as G Reef has been renamed the "HLHA Reef" in honor of now-retired Coastal Resources Division biologist and artificial reef project coordinator, Henry Ansley.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Flounder starting to bite along coast

Our fishing is improving every week. The fishing reports had bass, flounder and trout. The flounder have started to bite, and their favorite bait is minnows.

August 28, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | 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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