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Hunters should review tree stand safety

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Many hunters utilize tree stands to give them a leg up on their quarry. However, sometimes these are improperly installed or show signs of wear after several years.

September 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


SGK hold gas-card giveaway

The South Georgia Kings, who are celebrating their 10th season of travel basketball, recently thanked fans and supporters by giving them a chance to win gas cards worth from $25 to $100.

September 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Skidaway participates in Gliderpalooza

SKIDAWAY ISLAND - More than a dozen underwater robotic vehicles called "gliders" will be launched simultaneously this month in a massive, cooperative project involving 10 East Coast research institutions, including the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

September 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


It’s time for Georgia anglers to dust off their panfishing gear

WAYCROSS - Fishing, or more accurately "catching," is about to bust wide open in south Georgia rivers, thanks to river levels dropping within the banks, according to personnel with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

September 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area hunter gets huge gator

Local hunters Cassie Standard; her father, Jerome; and her uncle, Bubba Crowley, opened alligator season Sept. 7 by nabbing this 407-pound, 12-foot gator. Cassie Standard said it was the biggest gator the trio had seen or taken down. Standard, an avid bow hunter, hit the gator with an arrow. She said they had to get another line on the gator and had to nab him with a giant treble hook, a harpoon and finally finish it off with a pistol. Standard said it was a one-hour battle and called the experience scary but exciting. "I have been all around the ...

September 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunter classes offer options

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Those needing a hunter-education course before deer season have three options to make that happen.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest set for Oct. 10-13

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island, Georgia, is set to host the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Oct. 10-13, 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.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New “Camper Cabins” open at Skidaway Island State Park

SAVANNAH, GA. -- Visitors to Savannah's Skidaway Island State Park can now sleep in air-conditioned comfort thanks to new camper cabins. The three mini-cabins each offer a screened porch, bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids' sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, cooking supplies and sense of adventure. Outside, they'll find a picnic table, grill and fire ring surrounded by beautiful Live Oaks and Spanish moss.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New Archery Range Opens at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Archery enthusiasts have a new range to visit now that the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) Archery Range officially opened today, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

September 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


National Hunting and Fishing Day

Free celebrations are planned in the area for National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

September 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunters for the Hungry gets grant

COVINGTON - The Georgia Wildlife Federation, through the Foundation's State Giving Program, last week received a $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to assist with Georgia Hunters for the Hungry.

September 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting show rescheduled

Local hunting show "Hunten Ham Horn Feather" will air at 8 a.m. Sunday.

September 12, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Archery deer season opens this weekend

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer-hunting season opens Saturday statewide.

September 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Run Saturday benefits mental-health hospitals

The city of Hinesville will host its first 5K run/walk to benefit mental-health patients and build awareness at 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park.

September 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State sets waterfowl seasons

SOCIAL CIRCLE -Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.

September 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Camping deals available for state parks

ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Limited red snapper season opens

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

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


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


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