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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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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


Tybee Island hosting salute to military

Tybee Island and the American Legion Tybee Post 154 will host its inaugural Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014, a weekend for active and retired military families Friday-Sunday.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Experts: Sea level rising in Coastal Georgia

Several studies on the rising sea level in Coastal Georgia have been conducted over the past decade, with each report coming to similar conclusions. Occasional local flooding problems today may become major environmental and economic issues in just 15 years.

November 10, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


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