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Locals clean up St. Catherines beach

April 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation

Mackerel should be headed our way

The water temperature is beginning to rise and the King and Spanish Mackerel should begin to migrate back to the South giving us a better opportunity for a good catch of mackerel off shore in a few weeks. The tides begin to improve and will run in the six- foot range for the first 12 days of April which means some good trout fishing. The shrimp is expected to move back into our waters around the beginning of May to the middle of June, which always improves the fishing in our area. And the Bass should be plentiful around July.

April 17, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Invasive, nonvenomous snake found here

Special to the Courier

April 17, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Commerical food shrimp lottery set

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials said the commercial food shrimp cast net lottery will be conducted June 4.

April 17, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

River groups' fundraiser protects coast

Supporters of Georgia's rivers and coast will enjoy an evening at Delegal Marina April 14 to support work that preserves the coastal heritage.

April 15, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Catch more fish; crappie dock patterns

You know the local lake that you spend all your time fishing? The one with all those houses that line the shore - the houses with all the boat docks? Those docks might be clogged with people loading and unloading boats and having all kinds of fun, but some of the best crappie fishing can be found directly below them at almost any time of year.

April 10, 2007 | By R.J. Abernathy Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Bear essentials about encountering one

Black bear images spark a wide array of human emotions. Curiosity and awe come to mind for some; caution and fear emerge for others. When observed in populated areas, panic proves the most common reaction. Yet, as spring approaches and the likelihood of bear sightings increases, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to educate themselves by being "bear aware."

April 10, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Little fishing along coast

Very little fishing activity on the coast this past week

April 10, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgia parks great places to gather

Gone are the days of backyard potlucks. Groups today are choosing to travel, sometimes planning entire weekends of activities, for their gatherings. From family reunions to spiritual retreats, Georgia's 48 State Parks provide the perfect setting for social get-togethers.

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

Spring planting is for the birds

As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recommends that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of the yard size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.

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

Coastal fishing is improving every week

I have some good fishing reports this week. Most of the fishing reports were given to me by Rayburn Goodman, from Yellow Bluff fishing camp. But, Donnie Branch, my son, caught a 6-1/2 lb, 25-inch bass just off Planting Hammock on Tuesday.

March 24, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Trophy catches

The Liberty County Bass Club hosted a fishing tournament at Kings Ferry on the Ogeechee River in Richmond Hill on March 3.

March 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation

Off-season training tips for boaters

Special to the Courier

March 20, 2007 | By Hank Parker Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Fishing hole cleared of lines

March 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation

Ossabaw topic of lecture

Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill will welcome Paul Moffatt Pressly as guest speaker in their Renaissance Lecture Series. Pressly will enlighten guests to facts about Ossabaw Island as well as give a snapshot of the Island's activities today.

March 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

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Camping deals available for state parks

ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Limited red snapper season opens

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation

Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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