Our fishing has been real slow; however it looks like it is starting to improve.
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.
ATLANTA - State Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) has filed legislation to crack down on boat owners who leave their boats and barges in the water to rot and pollute Georgia's marshes, lakes and rivers.
BRUNSWICK - The roar of high speed racing drama kicks off the stock car season when Golden Isles Speedway opens its gates on Wednesday for the Super Bowl of Racing III.
The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center is working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to conduct a Rails-to-Trails feasibility study from north of Kingsland to south of Riceboro.
ATLANTA - Georgia's top environmental officials retreated from a plan last week that would ban developers from building within 25 feet of the tidal marsh after a stream of environmentalists complained the measure didn't go far enough.
Special to the Courier
Special to the Courier
Coastal fishing improved in the past two weeks; we had more fishing activity this past week, and the fisherman landed trout, bass, and sheephead.
A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.
Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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