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No pole? No tackle? No problem at state parks

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, offered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division and State Parks and Historic Sites, is providing loaner fishing poles and stocked tackle boxes to visitors for free.

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


Good times rolling on area waters

In the words of the great Ray Charles, let the good times roll. That's what will happen if you get out on the water and wet a hook.

July 01, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Class teaches woman more than fitness

Women enrolled in the Liberty County Recreation Department's body-sculpting and fitness class, run by Keith McGee, may never run a 4.5-second 40-yard dash like former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton or squat 500 pounds like current Panther linebacker Raekwon McMillian.

June 19, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


State unveils new wildlife tags

tags tag fee of $35 plus the $20 tag fee and ad valorem tax, if required.

June 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State opens food-shrimp season

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters are now open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp.

June 12, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Methods available for reducing nuisance geese

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird and can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

June 05, 2013 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dead bait led to lively day on the dock

Howdy, friends and neighbors. Hope everyone had a pleasant week.

June 03, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Bike rentals allow clients to pedal their cares away

Editor's note: Throughout the summer, the Courier's sports section will highlight fun family activities that are in Liberty County or a short drive away. Today's feature is on pedal power on St. Simons Island.

May 31, 2013 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Cruising down the avenue on the island

Editor's note: Throughout the summer, the Courier's sports section will highlight fun family activities that are in Liberty County or a short drive away. This week, we feature three ways to travel around St. Simons Island - on scooters, in golf carts or by pedal power.

May 29, 2013 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Scooter facility offers family fun

Editors note: Throughout the summer, the Courier's sports section will highlight fun family activities that are in Liberty County or a short drive away. This week, we will feature three ways to travel around St. Simons Island - on scooters, in golf carts or by pedal power. First up is Your Moped Operandi.

May 27, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Give beach birds plenty of space to nest

BRUNSWICK - Those getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia's coast need to remember many wildlife species depend on the beach.

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


Start park lodges under new management

Four of Georgia State Parks' lodges and resorts are or soon will be under new management, according to State Parks Director Becky Kelley.

May 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Water’s heating up, which means fish are biting

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.

May 06, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Watch out for manatees, turtles this season

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.

May 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing opportunities abound in area

For a memorable day of fishing, an angler might take along a fishing partner, preferably a youngster or wheelchair-bound adult who yearns for the chance to reel in a big one.

April 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


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Camping deals available for state parks

ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Limited red snapper season opens

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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