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Take kids fishing — it’s fun for the whole family

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, and it looks like I made the front page of the Courier this week.

May 24, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR plans three-day archery camp

WAYCROSS - Designed with everything outdoors in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division's 3-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Registration is now open for the camp, which is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, June 1-3, at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross, Georgia.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Nice catch, release on Ossabaw

While fishing in the surf off Ossabaw Island Capt. Eric Adamski of GeorgiaSaltwaterCharters.com brought a bull redfish to the boat. In fact, Adamski caught three of these huge fish that day.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Life in a shell is not so bad

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell, which is called the carapace. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


10-minute fight worth it for a 15-pounder

Well, hello, friends and fellow anglers. I hope everything is going fine in your world.

May 17, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Grant money will help Georgia track arsonists

The Georgia Forestry Commission has been awarded a federal grant that enhances the safety of residents by strengthening the agency's forest arson investigation program.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. gets $71K to keep waters clean, healthy

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acting Director Rowan Gould recently announced $12.8 million will be awarded to 31 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2010. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pump-out facilities and floating restrooms, to purchase pump-out boats and to provide educational programs for recreational boaters, as they have been since the program's inception in the early 1990s.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: Hummers returning

After wintering in Mexico and Central America, ruby-throated hummingbirds are appearing again in Georgia. Welcome them with some fresh sugar solution in a clean hummingbird feeder (basin-style feeders are easier to keep clean than the inverted bottle kind). Just dissolve one part sugar in four parts water and cool before filling your feeder.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area attractions plan fun events

War of Jenkins' Ear:

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


High mercury levels found in area fish

STATESBORO - Last week the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization released the results of a fish collection to test for mercury levels in area streams. The report, titled "Protect Yourself and Your Family from Mercury Pollution," provides critical information on the levels of mercury in area fish. Mercury is a toxic pollutant that can cause birth defects and other problems in developing babies and young children if their mothers eat the contaminated fish.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service support oil spill response effort

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is supporting the joint response to the Mississippi Canyon 252 oil spill with experienced specialists, land managers and support personnel.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish are biting here and further south

Hello, everyone. I hope all is well. What fine weather we have for some good fishing. I have a few reports from around the Coastal Empire and the greater Southeast.

May 03, 2010 | Donny Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Bald eagles nesting in one-third of Georgia counties

FORSYTH - Nearly one-third of Georgia's 159 counties had bald eagles nesting this year, a count bolstered by steady increases in eagle nests and young across the state.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Nearly $66M in grants will help threatened, endangered species

WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced nearly $66 million in grants to enable states to work with private landowners, conservation organizations and other partners to protect and conserve the habitat of threatened and endangered species.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Run supports Tybee turtle project

TYBEE ISLAND - Saturday, April 24, join young and old alike for the 6th annual Turtle Trot-5K Beach Run.

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars ...

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season starts Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Saturday and continue through Jan. 14 statewide.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products ...

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas ...

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Shellfish harvesting re-opened

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters re-opened to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest Saturday.

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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