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Lake Paradise has reopened to fishing

TIFTON - In addition to the current 450 acres of water open to fishing, Paradise Public Fishing Area in Berrien County re-opened the 46-acre Lake Paradise at sunrise last Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

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


Seasonal trout streams now open

GAINESVILLE - It is time for pre-season trout stocking and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 1 million trout in Georgia streams, rivers and small lakes by the end of the year. Many streams were stocked by the end of March in time for the new trout season.

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


Seed packets prep backyards for nectar-feeders

FORSYTH - Add color and wildlife to your backyard with help from the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division and the Environmental Resources Network.

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


SSU hosts NOAA environmental entrepreneurship summit April 8

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will host the annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Summit on Environmental Entrepreneurship from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Tiger Arena on SSU's campus.

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


WILD FACTS: Helping wildlife

Georgians can support nongame wildlife conservation, education and recreation projects by contributing to the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund income tax check-off and buying a bald eagle or ruby-throated hummingbird license plate.

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


Development threatens Appalachian Trail

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - From power line projects to planned subdivisions, development is threatening the narrow but resource-rich Appalachian trail, and the National Park Conservation Association says more must be done to protect it.

In a report released Wednesday, the association said threats also include quarries, wind farms, racetracks, illegal all-terrain vehicle use and mountain bikes. All along the 2,178-mile trail, the report says, decisions about projects must consider "the special and fragile character" of the trail, its resources and its landscapes.

April 01, 2010 | By Vicki Smith Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Riverkeeper photography contest under way

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper is seeking entries through April 1 for the annual photography contest.

March 29, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Stewart receives national conservation award

Fort Stewart recently received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2009 Military Conservation Partner Award recognizing an extraordinary conservation partnership that, among other highlights, has seen the state's largest red-cockaded woodpecker population more than double in 15 years.

March 29, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee Swamp Park tower rises again

The Okefenokee Swamp Park recently finished renovating its famous observation tower, which is once again open to the public. The tower stands 90 feet tall and is the highest viewing point over "The Land of the Trembling Earth," which is what the Creek and Seminole Indians once called the swamp.

March 22, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Great dad, angler will be missed

Well, friends, Tight Line Jr. here. I must admit this is a tough column to write. It's my first column without Ol' Tight Line, and it's hard to believe he is gone. I miss him every day, but I know in my heart he and mom are fishing in Heaven.

March 22, 2010 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Spring break ideas that won’t break the bank

ATLANTA - Tight finances don't mean families have to give up a spring break vacation. Parents who plan ahead can take advantage of affordable accommodations at Georgia's 48 state parks. Once settled in, they'll find mini-resorts outside their doors, with a range of amenities such as nature trails, playgrounds, fishing docks, ranger programs, disc golf and more.

March 22, 2010 | Staff rpeort | Outdoors/Recreation


Statewide turkey hunting season opens March 20

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Turkey hunters across the state are practicing their yelps and clucks in preparation for the upcoming turkey season. Opening day is Saturday, March 20, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division anticipates that the 2010 season should be good, and harvest levels should be similar to the past several years.

March 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival struts its stuff

FITZGERALD - Fitzgerald can crow over its Wild Chicken Festival. The annual celebration, set for March 19-20, has been going strong for 10 years after organizers converted the former rattlesnake roundup to focus on the town's wild Burmese chicken population.

March 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild facts: Insects in winter

Many insect populations die off when cold weather hits, but some species are able to survive through the winter. Adult beetles, aphids and leafhoppers seek shelter under loose tree bark, in ground debris and even in our homes. Honeybees create heat in the middle of their hives by rapidly moving their bodies and wings. Beetle grubs bury themselves several inches deep in the soil.

March 15, 2010 | Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR advisory council to meet

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's coastal advisory council will have its winter 2010 meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 18, at the Coastal EMC in Midway. The CAC quarterly meetings inform council members and the public about coastal management activities.

March 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Eclipse party set for Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will host special tours and events throughout the day Aug. 21 in honor of the solar eclipse.

August 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Knowing when to take a break from running

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August 09, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR releases 2017-18 hunting guidebook

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Now online and in print, the 2017-2018 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources ...

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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