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Governor asks hunters to turn in poachers

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed a proclamation designating Saturday, the opening day of modern firearms season for deer hunting, as Turn In Poachers Day in Georgia.

November 03, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fall fishing springs in

I believe our fall fishing season has started.

October 30, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer season opens Oct. 20

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's the most popular time of year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer hunting season is just around the corner, and according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, 94 percent of deer hunters in Georgia pursue the species using modern firearms. The season opens Oct. 20 and continues through Jan. 1, 2008 in the Northern Zone. In the Southern Zone, the season is through Jan. 15, 2008.

October 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Alligator that killed woman caight

Alligator that killed woman in Ga. caught

October 26, 2007 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Take a canoe trip

As we fade from summer to fall it is a perfect time of they year to enjoy a peaceful canoe trip down one of Georgia's many rivers or stream. Here is a partial guide of local outfitters ready to provide you rentals or a guided tour of Georgia's beautiful coasts:

October 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing is slow

With coastal fishing, there has not been much activity for the past week. I only received a couple of fishing reports.

October 23, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah Showdown at Speedway this weekend

POOLER - It's fall and it's time again for the 10th annual Showdown in Savannah at Oglethorpe Speedway Park. This is the much anticipate racing event of the year here at OSP.

October 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Two rare fish caught in Half Moon

Well my friends, the weather was not too bad and we had several fishermen from Yellow Bluff Fishing Camp.

October 16, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR reopening trout creek

GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division announces the re-opening of Dukes Creek to normal angling activity beginning Monday.

October 16, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Primitive weapon deer season starts. Oct. 13

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Primitive weapons deer hunting season begins Oct. 13.

October 16, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Coastal lecture on video on Web

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's May 2007 two-part lecture series was funded in part by a grant from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation Preservation Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

October 16, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Loggerhead populations declining

WASHINGTON (AP) - After encouraging gains in the 1990s, populations of loggerhead sea turtles are now dropping in the United States, primarily as a result of commercial fishing, a federal review has confirmed.

October 10, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Rodeo Saturday benefits Blue Tide football

The second annual Shawnee McGowan Memorial Junior Rodeo is planned for Sept. 29 at the NC Ranch in Long County.

October 09, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Local runner takes top prize in parks run

ud Frankenthaler of Hinesville receives the first-place award for 2007 in his age group based on totaling the best four results in the Georgia State Park series of triathlons.

October 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing getting better

Our fishing is getting better every week.

October 09, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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Great competitors make a sport better

Mile 12 of a tough half-marathon. My hamstring is tight, ready to snap like an overstretched rubber band. My lungs are full of fire. My head is pounding harder than my feet. I will run nowhere near as fast as I usually run. No PR’s on this day, yet I feel prouder and more accomplished than ever.

March 31, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


5 adventures to go on during a visit to Phoenix

PHOENIX, Arizona — Phoenix offers wonderful opportunities for playing golf during the winter and early spring, but here are some lesser known adventures to experience on your next visit.

March 20, 2015 | Adam Straub KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Boone and Crockett announces new bighorn sheep world record

ALBERTA, Canada — What do black bears, grizzly bears, tule elk and non-typical whitetail deer all have in common? The world records for each animal, as recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club, were not taken by a hunter. Instead, the massive animals died of other causes and were found later and reported.

March 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Have You Seen This? Riding the white line



SCARY TOWN — I am not an extreme sport guy. I wish I were, it’d make me much cooler. In fact, my wife and I just got life insurance, and we were asked the following questions: Do you SCUBA dive? Do you skydive? Do you rock climb? Do you ski?

March 17, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Fond farewells to two dear friends

Hello, folks - Tight Line Jr. here, hoping everyone is staying warm and toasty.

March 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Forging friendships through running

Sitting in the car with the heater and seat warmers on full blast, I look out the window at a chilly scene. The wind is howling. The sky is gray. The water on the lake looks as choppy and uneven as my self-cut bangs in third grade. Awake since 4:30 a.m., I’ve already taught a strength training class, thrown a load of laundry in the washer and herded the girls to school. It’s always tempting to drive home and crawl under the covers, but I never do. No matter how tired I am, no matter how ...

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


Research project tracking Golden Eagle

A high-tech research project helped along by a middle Georgia hunt club recently began tracking one of the state's most rare raptors – a golden eagle.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


March events at Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Below is a selection of March events at Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks' web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275. You can also become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our monthly newsletter. Thank you for helping promote Georgia's natural and historic resources!

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Turkey season opens Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 11, 2015) – Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills? Hunters eager for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia certainly have. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 21 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2015 season should be a fair one.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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