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4 spottail, including a 24-incher, reeled in recently

Howdy, friends and neighbors. Well, we are in December, the time of Santa Claus. Everyone is always busy this month with the shopping, cooking and getting ready for company and making merry!

December 14, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Do something outdoors this month

Below is a selection of December 2015 events at Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit and the parks' individual web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at or 1-800-864-7275. Thank you for supporting Georgia's State Parks!

December 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

This year I'm thankful for those who helped me find my inner athlete

Thanksgiving wasn’t always my favorite holiday. Growing up, Christmas was always No. 1. Staying up late to watch Christmas specials on TV because there was no DVR, an endless supply of cookies and fudge, presents — what’s not to love! Fourth of July came in at No. 2 mostly because it’s also my birthday. Halloween and Easter tied for third. Thanksgiving fell somewhere between Valentine’s Day and Labor Day — in other words, I hated it. Forced to dress up, smile, and pretend to like Grandma’s “gourmet” asparagus side was a lot of fuss for little payoff ...

November 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 2 goggles to check out for the ski season

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Snow is here and the ski and snowboard season is upon us.

November 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

NPS closes Cockspur Lighthouse

SAVANNAH - Effective immediately Fort Pulaski National Monument has closed the Cockspur Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Island.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish break lines, but not hearts

Well fellow anglers and readers, last weekend took me back a couple of years like it was when I first started the dock tour.

November 23, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish spotted during the dock tour

Hello, friends and neighbors. We spotted a big one this past weekend on the dock tour.

November 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR hosts 26th annual poster contest

Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia's wildlife and students' artistic interests by participating in the 26th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

7 products for family trips and adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re going on an afternoon hike or a multi-day road trip, traveling with kids involves a lot more preparation than going solo. The gear requirements can be especially daunting. There are helpful items that can make the time in the car easier, make the destinations more enjoyable and even make the downtime more entertaining.

November 09, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Despite the tides, fish biting along the Liberty County coast

Well, hello, everyone all around this beautiful coastal area we are blessed enough to live in.

November 09, 2015 | Donny Branch Tight Line Jr. | Outdoors/Recreation

Viral video shows snake battling catfish

COLORADO RIVER — Judging from two popular videos on YouTube, water snakes have no problem taking on large prey. Whether or not a mid-sized snake could swallow a catfish is beside the point— what’s impressive is that they try.

October 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Fall is the perfect time to set new running goals

While most people set new goals while ringing in the new year, fall has always been my “New Year’s Day.” It’s almost as if the change in the leaves inspires a change in me. My whole life has been spent in education in one capacity or another, and fall means fresh pink erasers, crisp new folders and a brand new wardrobe. Fall, with its promise of cooler morning temperatures and new school pictures, reinvigorates the side of me that’s been lounging by the pool in the summer heat.

October 28, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Firearms deer-hunting season underway throughout Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Firearms deer-hunting season is underway until Jan. 10, 2016, statewide.

October 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

What’s the strangest thing you’ve hooked while fishing?

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — We recently asked our readers to share the strangest lures they’ve used to catch fish. Responses on the comment board included things like a balloon, a Starburst wrapper, a gummy bear and a bare hook.

October 14, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Map shows where deer pose biggest threat

Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It's also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

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Video shows angler fending off great white shark with broom

PORT FAIRY, Australia — When you’re out at sea and a great white begins circling your boat and biting your prop, it’s a good ...

October 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Your next catch may be an award winner

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for big catches.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

My experience running the Amsterdam Marathon

My three passions in life are running, writing and traveling. My dream is to combine all three, writing about my running adventures in far away ...

October 24, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows bugling elk approach shoppers in Colorado

ESTES PARK, Colorado — As temperatures cool and the holiday season approaches, it’s not unusual for shopping malls to get more crowded. One thing you ...

October 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Firearm deer season opens Saturday across state

SOCIAL CIRCLE - If you have never had that pre-opening day of firearms deer hunting season feeling, let this be the year you experience it. Firearms ...

October 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 7 jackets for fall and winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures dropping and snow more common in the higher elevations, it’s time to think about busting out your favorite jacket ...

October 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Fall colors painting Georgia’s parks

ATLANTA - Every October, Georgia's mountains turn to a vibrant blanket of red and gold as the leaves change. To help "leaf peepers" find the ...

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

How I recover from a marathon

I used to joke with my husband that it was easier for me to recover from running a marathon than it was from throwing my ...

October 04, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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