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Berrien resident reels in record longnose gar

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Chad Leonard of Nashville, Georgia (Berrien County) had more than just a great day of fishing on the Alapaha River on Sept. 5 - he managed to catch a new state record. Leonard reeled in a 30-pound, 4-ounce, 56-inch longnose gar, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Birding trail welcomes back far-away friends

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather brings back more than fuzzy sweaters and hot cocoa. When temperatures begin to dip it also signals the return of many migratory birds to scenic birding trails such as the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather helps improve fishing

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here. I'll tell you what, the weather is just getting right for some good fishing. Of course, there is no such thing as a bad fishing day.

October 07, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Secret lives of salamanders

More species of salamanders live in Georgia than any other group of amphibians or reptiles. Nevertheless, perhaps because these creatures are shy and silent, most people know little about them. Members of the mole salamander family are specially secretive, primarily living underground and only rising to the surface to breed.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. hunters need new deer harvest record

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division reminds deer hunters who purchased a big game license for the 2007-08 season that they need a new deer harvest record prior to the 2008-09 deer-hunting season. Hunters under 16, landowners and honorary and lifetime license holders must also obtain a deer harvest record and complete deer harvest information. Hunters may obtain new deer harvest records free of charge from any license agent.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dock tour back in full swing

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here.

September 30, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Cougars dwindling

Cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther and even painter are all common names used when referring to puma concolor coryi. This large cat ranges from the Canadian Northwest across the western half of the U.S. and southward through most of South America. The cougar's wide distribution may explain why it has more common names than any other animal, with 40 names in English alone.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Be ready to share the woods this fall

Those who love the outdoors welcome cooler weather after a hot, humid summer. Hiking is more pleasant, and autumn's colors inspire nature photographers and artists. Birdwatchers search for unusual species during the fall migration. Hunters relish the chance to harvest game.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Exotic Geckos

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division has confirmed a second Indo-Pacific gecko population in the state. The non-native lizard was spotted at a home in Savannah and identified via photograph by senior wildlife biologist John Jensen of the division's Nongame Conservation Section.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sept. 15 meeting to address boating regulations

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold a public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Georgia Boat Safety Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to provide the legal authority for certified peace officers to enforce exclusive use areas upon state waters permitted and properly marked under the marine event requirements and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources. Those interested are encouraged to bring this hearing to the attention of others who also may wish to participate.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Stewart aims for eco-friendly buffers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division trains daily to combat terrorism and other threats around the world. But one threat looms as close as the boundaries of the largest Army base east of the Mississippi River: population growth and the development it brings.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Beyond the buzz of cicadas

Summer evenings are filled with the sounds of cicadas, large insects with wide-set eyes and transparent, veined wings. In error, some people refer to the non-jumping cicada as a locust, which is a grasshopper relative. Male cicadas attract females by making an extremely loud, rattling buzz with their abdomens. Females respond by clicking their wings.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Kayak for a Kure Sept. 13

The first Hugh H. Armstrong Kayak for a Kure event to benefit American Diabetes Association will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, with a kayak paddle and classes for beginners and followed by a celebration including food and beverages, entertainment and health and vendor booths. The cost is $75 per person.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Warm weather is upon us and summer outings are in full swing. From breathable trail runners to high-performance life jackets, this article looks at a diverse selection of outdoor products that can handle the rigors of summer use.

June 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hears about proposed license fee increases

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out June 17 for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Strollers, toys and other itemts for family road trips and summer fun

The best family products out there merge performance and safety. They’re intuitive enough that anyone can use them, while also working just as they’re supposed to. And they’re also designed well enough that you can take them on the road without any problems.

June 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


State DNR holds forum on license-fee increase

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out Wednesday for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings on plan to help wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The draft of Georgia's revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be the focus of three meetings scheduled for public comment next month.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Tree tents and other outdoor gear for the summer

Here is a diverse lineup of outdoor products that might be a good fit for your next adventure.

June 21, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Guyton woman catches record grey-snapper

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton.

June 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Advisory issued for St. Simons beach

The Glynn County Health Department has issued an advisory for East Beach at the old Coast Guard station (10th Street to Driftwood Drive) on St. Simons Island.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


My reason to run is just to run

Eight years ago this month I finished my first real run.

June 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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