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Migratory Bird Day is May 12

Grab the binoculars and head outdoors for some of the most outstanding bird watching opportunities available in Georgia this spring and summer. To raise awareness of the conservation needs of migratory songbirds, shorebirds and their habitats throughout the hemisphere, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and State Parks and Historic Sites Division, Georgia Partners in Flight, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and many statewide partners designated Saturday, May 12 for recognition of International Migratory Bird Day in Georgia. To celebrate the return of these fascinating migrants, DNR invites Georgians to enjoy and learn more about these ...

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


Concerns to turtles may lead to crab trap TEDs

BRUNSWICK - Recently listed as an "unusual" species by the Board of Natural Resources, the diamondback terrapin will be the focus of two new studies coordinated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and involving the University of Georgia and volunteers from Chatham County.

May 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Marsh, shore protectino meeting in Midway

BRUNSWICK - A joint meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection committees is set for 9 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Coastal EMC building, 1265 Highway 17 in Midway.

May 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Drought prompts stricter water limits

The director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared a level two drought response across the state and will require all Georgians to follow a more stringent outdoor water use schedule.

May 05, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Roadside cleanup through Hinesville

The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 28.

May 05, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Liberty County Bass Club

The Liberty County Bass Club hosted a fishing tournament in Hardeeville, S.C., on the Savannah River on April 7. The weather was cold with high winds but the club members' spirits were high.

May 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hummingbirds migrants through Georiga

Hang up your feeders and they will come. A loyal band of birders are watching their feeders anxiously to catch sight of the first ruby-throated hummingbird in their backyards this season. These and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia this spring from their wintering grounds to the south. Ruby-throated hummingbirds may travel more than 600 miles from Mexico to arrive in our state announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (DNR/WRD).

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Clean up along 84 in Hinesville Saturday

The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

April 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Outdoors briefs

Wildlife camp

April 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Orphaned wildlife need no resuce

Concern for "orphaned" baby wildlife is simply human nature. Most people who come across a baby fawn, a young bird or a newborn rabbit will initially watch in amazement and then immediately wonder if the youngster is in need of help. This spring, as newborn wildlife blossom into existence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to resist the natural urge to rescue these "orphaned" wildlife.

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


Ludowici hosts half rubber tournament

On March 31, The First Annual Krank It Up Half Rubber Tournament was held in Ludowici. The event, organized by Joe Dyson and Sean Tucker, was the first tournament on the 2007 half rubber schedule.

April 25, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


St. Catherines gets zoo certification

DENVER - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has announced the St. Catherines Island Center was granted certification as a related facility by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.

April 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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