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Shad season opens Jan. 1, runs through March

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial shad season is from 6 a.m. Jan. 1 through midnight March 31, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Public meetings on dove season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will have eight public meetings across the state in January to provide the public an opportunity to comment specifically on the current dove-season structure as it relates to late-season opportunity and opening day shooting hours.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


A first for Half Moon River?

Hello friends. It was a good week of fishing. Here are some fishing reports from Yellow Bluff Marina and around the coastal area.

January 01, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


NOAA starting debris monitoring on reef

NOAA has established a new monitoring program in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary to collect data on the location and types of marine debris in the sanctuary. The monitoring data will be used to support cleanup efforts and reduce harmful effects on sanctuary resources.

January 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


'Citizen scientists' to count birds over holiday

FORSYTH - Spend a day with the birds this holiday season by joining in the 108th National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count program, an annual hemispheric early-winter bird census. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is celebrating its 37th year of participation in Christmas Bird Counts and encourages interested citizens to take part as well.

December 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Gray's Reef to have research workshop

SAVANNAH -The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary will hold a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council's working groups Dec. 18 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Dec. 19 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Courtyard Marriott Historic District, Savannah, Georgia (415 W. Liberty Street).

December 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting despite wind

Well friends and fishermen, the wind has been blowing but the fish are still biting.

December 25, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Altamaha-ha may be area's Nessie

As recently seen on Georgia Public Broadcasting's program "Georgia Outdoors," there may be something lurking in the waters of the Altamaha River around Darien.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hike the Appalachian Trail

Winding over 2,100 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Main, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the path of the Appalachian mountains, passing through 14 states, two national parks, and eight national forests. Hikers are responsible for the upkeep of the primitive shelters and trailside campsites, seven to eight miles apart.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


So many fish, so little time

Hello friends and fishermen.

December 20, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Hampton Island Preserve opens equestrian center

Hampton Island Preserve celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for its new equestrian center. The center, designed by Atlanta based architect Bill Foley, consists of 12 stalls. Each stall in the $2.2 million 6,612 square foot facility is 12x12 feet and has ceiling fans and automatic water dispensers for the horses. The horses that live in the stalls are trained for several different equine disciplines including jumping, dressage, and hunters.

December 11, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Dog-baying tourney this weekend

Ray's Bay Pen will host a Dog Baying Competition this Saturday and Sunday in Long County.

December 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Results from dog-baying contest

Here are the results from Ray's Bay Pen Competition on Nov 17-18.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing action heats up

Well friends, it looks like the fishing was good all around this week.

December 11, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Unprecedented rebound of Whitetail deer due to conservationism

By the time the sun is high enough to illuminate the patch of oak trees on the hill, a herd of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will have been feeding in the shadows for quite some time. A group of mature does, fawns and a few bucks browsing on the acorns strewn across the ground stop feeding only long enough to glance in the direction of the faintest noise or to engage in social activities. Once the air is warmed with the sun's light, the group will disappear at its leisure into the cover of the grassy creek bottoms nearby.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Area hunter nabs huge gator

Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest this weekend

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proper tree-stand use aids in safer hunting experience

Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. archery season in full swing

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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