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Savannah angler sets state game-fish record

BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Flightless geese require patience this summer

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of events at area, regional parks in July

Below are just some of the July 2014 events hosted by Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites in Coastal, Middle and South Georgia:

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


Boater education becomes mandatory for some vessel operators after July 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Life-jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators and boating under the influence are just a few examples of what a person should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' law-enforcement division.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia quota-hunt deadlines approaching

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts - including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others - according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


1,117 acres protected along Altamaha

The Nature Conservancy recently announced its efforts to protect 1,117 acres along the Altamaha River in Long County, known as the the Morgan Lake tract, according to a news release on the conservancy's website.

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


Shrimp are showing up, anglers having a little luck

Hello, friends and neighbors around the coastal area. We have had some nice weather lately - a little warm, but I guess we are used to that. As long as you have a little A/C to return to after being out in the heat for awhile, it's all good.

June 09, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster harvest to be closed in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Sunday, June 1, through midnight Tuesday, Sept. 30.

May 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


First loggerhead nest of season found

BRUNSWICK - Loggerhead sea turtles may be slow on land, but give them this: When it comes to the start of nesting season, they tend to be on time.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ports authority unveils wetlands project

The Georgia Ports Authority recently unveiled nearly 14 acres of recently created wetlands. The 2.5-year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation's fourth-busiest container terminal.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Sneak in some fishing before hot weather really hits

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. I hope you've had the chance to enjoy the weather we have been having. This is a wonderful time of year to get out on the saltwater and do some fishing.

May 27, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Black sea bass harvesting is back, but still regulated

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently alerted commercial fishermen that commercial harvest of black sea bass using fish pots or cages is allowed in the South Atlantic.

May 23, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Boaters should watch for turtles, manatees

BRUNSWICK - With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia's coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these animals.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Give nesting birds space at the beach

BRUNSWICK - Those getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia's coast should remember while enjoying the beach that many wildlife species depend on it.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster restoration project on Oatland

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) recently partnered with Coastal Conservation Association-GA (CCAGA) to complete an oyster restoration project on Oatland Island, Richardson Creek in Savannah.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Deer on the move, motorists cautioned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.

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


Fun run helps provide holiday meals

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD soccer, football scores

Football scores

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Program allows hunters to help farmers

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.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Area hunter nabs huge gator

Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees

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:

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest this weekend

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.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proper tree-stand use aids in safer hunting experience

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.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. archery season in full swing

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.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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