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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


Another group advocating for coast

If you haven't heard of the group 100 Miles, you're probably not alone.

September 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster season opens next week

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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


Rotary fishing event a success, despite the weather

Every fisherman and woman knows that a bad day spent fishing still is better than a good day at work.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp under the weather, but safe

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal region.

September 15, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in helping to convict an arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Outdoors/Recreation


Volunteers sought for state parks day

Free admission, dozens of volunteer projects and family-friendly events await Georgia State Park and Historic Site visitors on Your State Parks Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 27.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Mottled ducks subject of new research project

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Have satellite, will travel and, luckily, will provide data.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Ga. snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Opportunity to hunt, fish free for life offered

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting-and-fishing license in the next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Photography workshop at wildlife refuge

Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of good fishing south of here

Hello, friends and anglers. As you know, the local inshore saltwater has been rather muddy lately due to the rain and wind. This, along with the extensive heat, has kept the fishing to a minimum.

August 04, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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Scarecrow Stroll bigger than ever

Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.

October 27, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | 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


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