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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


Wanna go hunting?

Commentary

March 08, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight line

Our fishing has been real slow; however it looks like it is starting to improve.

March 01, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Meeting covers coastal issues

February 27, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia's Golden Isles

CUMBERLAND ISLAND - Drops of moisture fall from the Spanish moss that hangs from live oaks onto the fan-shaped palmetto fronds below. A hungry armadillo busily scavenges under vines and ferns. A breeze off the teal Atlantic plays with the mane of a sturdy feral horse trotting on the ivory sand dunes.

February 20, 2007 | By Giovanna Dell’Orto Associated Press Writer | Outdoors/Recreation


It's purple martin time

Submitted

February 20, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Another group advocating for coast

If you haven't heard of the group 100 Miles, you're probably not alone.

September 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster season opens next week

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

September 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Rotary fishing event a success, despite the weather

Every fisherman and woman knows that a bad day spent fishing still is better than a good day at work.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp under the weather, but safe

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal region.

September 15, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in helping to convict an arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Outdoors/Recreation


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