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Public comment sought on shad fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations. The proposed changes, if adopted by the DNR board, will prohibit commercial shad fishing in the Ogeechee, Oconee, Ocmulgee, Satilla and St. Marys rivers. Also proposed are changes that limit commercial shad fishing in the Altamaha River to the area below U.S. Highway 1 and in the Savannah River to the area below Highway 301. Regulations for recreational shad fishing will not be changed.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Comments sought on shad fishing rules

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations.

July 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Safety first when on the water

As expected, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend is sure to be a busy one on Georgia's lakes and waterways, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ala. indigo project has Georgia ties

The recent return of federally threatened indigo snakes to Alabama is rooted in Georgia. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division released 18 juvenile indigos at 84,000-acre Conecuh National Forest along the Alabama-Florida line June 16.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Dedicated anglers brave the heat

Hey, friends and fellow fisherman. Tight Line Jr. here. Hope all is well and that you're A.C. is in good, working condition.

June 28, 2010 | By Tight Line Jr. Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Smooth the surface then tee up

Playing golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions.

June 25, 2010 | By Graham Lewis Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Rec department increasing pavilion rent

Fees for renting pavilions at Liberty County parks will increase July 1 after a vote by the county commission at its last meeting.

June 23, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Historical Society’s marker program gets web boost

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Historical Society has recently incorporated an advanced, custom web application to enhance the tourism component of the Georgia Historical Marker Program, a collection of historical data including events, locations, people, battles, parks, counties and beyond.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get outside this summer

ATLANTA - Summer is the time to spend quality family time in the Georgia outdoors. But there's no need to invest in pricey day camps this year, simply pack a lunch, grab a towel or trail shoes and head to Georgia's State Parks for affordable recreation.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Beach Week activities focus on coastal resources

BRUNSWICK - With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches from Savannah to the Golden Isles are destinations for visitors and residents.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reef becomes classroom for scientists

Located about 16 miles due east from Sapelo Island, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is a haven for a marine life and a heaven for divers and anglers.

June 14, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Red snapper ban extended in SE Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Fishermen will be prohibited indefinitely from catching red snapper in federal waters from North Carolina down to the Florida Keys under a measure passed by a federal fisheries management council Wednesday.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Gift ideas for the outdoor dad

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites make finding the perfect Father's Day gift easy by providing affordable gift ideas suitable for every dad and grandfather.

June 14, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ogeechee Riverkeeper schedules 2010 paddles

STATESBORO - Ogeechee Riverkeeper has announced the dates and locations for this summer's paddle trip series, which runs through September.

June 14, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Researchers use sonar to map stream habitat

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's a question every researcher who studies fish or other aquatic life eventually faces:

June 07, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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DNR puts out updated fishing guide

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Anglers can find lots of 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Help count area dolphins

The Dolphin Project is hosting a dolphin program and research training workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the ...

January 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get fit in 2018

The year 2018 is here.

January 06, 2018 | By Erin Johnson Liberty County CVB | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: Outdoor products for the new year

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re hiking in the foothills near your home or trekking deep into the Wind River Mountain Range, having the right ...

January 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Making routines to keep resolutions

Monday is my favorite day of the week. I love mornings. The crack of the spine of a new book is music to my ears ...

January 02, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR will pay to get more people watching wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Wanted: Projects that can use a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia's State Wildlife ...

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR extends shrimp season two weeks

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended until 6:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced last week.

December 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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