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State sets waterfowl seasons

SOCIAL CIRCLE -Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.

September 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Officials urge caution on water

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The upcoming Labor Day holiday is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm-weather weekend.

August 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New hunting law books available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The 2013-14 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.

August 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Deadline near for quota deer hunts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - All hunters interested in participating in a deer-quota hunt need to complete an online application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Program teaches women outdoor-recreation skills

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Women interested in the outdoors, but perhaps with little-to-no outdoor knowledge, can discover hunting, fishing, boating and other recreational skills through a program series provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

August 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Parks trail-running series planned

ATLANTA - Dirty Spokes Productions is sponsoring a Georgia State Parks trail-running series throughout 2013.

July 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Cold crab dip perfectly battles a hot day

Hello, friends and neighbors. I hope everyone had a nice Fourth of July holiday. It certainly was warm and sunny and a great time to be out on the river.

July 22, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Spring rains spread wood-stork nesting

BRUNSWICK - Despite a dip in nest totals, wood-stork nesting continued strong in Georgia this spring and summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR unwraps birthday bonus for boat owners

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Starting this month, any Georgia resident who has a boat registered with the state can fish on their birthday, as well as for two days after, as part of their boat registration fee.

July 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Deadline approaching for alligator quota hunts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Those interested in applying for an alligator hunt this year need to get their online quota applications in before midnight July 31.

July 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings set for turkey-season proposal

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review a proposed rule establishing a special opportunity turkey season for youth ages younger than 16 years of age and mobility-impaired persons.

July 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Grant offered for good conservation teacher

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Nongame Conservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant to a Georgia third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private-school teacher who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences.

July 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Safety tips for grilling, using campfires

Every year, Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics and the Fourth of July.

July 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Operation Dry Water under way in Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE - As part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend.

July 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR shooting ranges now on Foursquare

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is giving sportsmen another way to connect through the location-based social-media network Foursquare.

July 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Articles by Section - Outdoors/Recreation


Deer on the move, motorists cautioned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.

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


Fun run helps provide holiday meals

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD soccer, football scores

Football scores

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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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