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DNR rifle classes start in February

MANSFIELD - For hunting enthusiasts who have dreamed of going beyond the rifle-shooting basics but weren't sure where to start, the Family Day at the Range series provides an opportunity. The sessions will offer training courses for participants who want to learn about or advance their knowledge of firearms safety. Attendees also will get the chance to shoot a variety of firearms.

December 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State food shrimp season closes today

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season has come to an end for the year with the official closing Tuesday afternoon.

December 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season starts Wednesday morning

WAYCROSS - Commercial fishermen can take to the water at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, which is the opening day of the state's shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Shad season runs through midnight Monday, March 31.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing providing good problems to have

Hello, friends and neighbors, Tight Line Jr. coming to you with a nice little holiday treat.

December 18, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting regulations change

SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there was a regulation change in the number of available days to take deer of either sex depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning this month.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Golf has winter rules

Question: After completing my round the other day, I was asked by another player, John, to explain a potential rules infraction that had occurred in his foursome. John said that Jack's ball had come to rest on the fringe of the green but up against the rough collar. Jack then took out his driver and used it to move his ball one club length from its original spot. John did not think this was legal under the rules of golf. Was it legal?

November 28, 2013 | By Graham Lewis Golf columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury ramp provides 'reel' sight

Hello, friends and neighbors. I hope everyone is doing well this fall season.

November 27, 2013 | By Donny Branch Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR adds to Wassaw Island reef

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.

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


Second-largest Ga. park offers big fun

With nearly 6,000 acres, including two lakes, Hard Labor Creek State Park is second in size only by F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Columbus, which boasts more thank 9,000 acres. But being second doesn't prevent this park from offering big fun to the thousands who visit each year.

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


Georgia’s Tugaloo State Park is water-sports paradise

Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites sit on prime real estate. Tugaloo State Park is one of them. It's on a wooded peninsula that touches the shores of the nearly 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell. Tugaloo is a water-sports paradise.

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


GSU building sports shooting center

STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer control plan comments sought

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The period for public comments on Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division upcoming deer-management plan will end Friday.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Geocachers work Fort McAllister

A group of "modern-day treasure hunters" got the chance to camp out Saturday at Fort McAllister State Historic Park as part of the State Park system's geocaching program.

November 14, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Duck season is almost here

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Given the amount of rainfall this spring and summer, there should be lots of water and plenty of places to go duck hunting later this month, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shooting range closing for construciton

The public shooting range at Richmond Hill Wildlife Management Area will close for an estimated two months beginning Nov. 15, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | 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


Savannah angler sets state game-fish record

BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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