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State food shrimp season closes today

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season has come to an end for the year with the official closing Tuesday afternoon.

December 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season starts Wednesday morning

WAYCROSS - Commercial fishermen can take to the water at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, which is the opening day of the state's shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Shad season runs through midnight Monday, March 31.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing providing good problems to have

Hello, friends and neighbors, Tight Line Jr. coming to you with a nice little holiday treat.

December 18, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting regulations change

SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there was a regulation change in the number of available days to take deer of either sex depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning this month.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Golf has winter rules

Question: After completing my round the other day, I was asked by another player, John, to explain a potential rules infraction that had occurred in his foursome. John said that Jack's ball had come to rest on the fringe of the green but up against the rough collar. Jack then took out his driver and used it to move his ball one club length from its original spot. John did not think this was legal under the rules of golf. Was it legal?

November 28, 2013 | By Graham Lewis Golf columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury ramp provides 'reel' sight

Hello, friends and neighbors. I hope everyone is doing well this fall season.

November 27, 2013 | By Donny Branch Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR adds to Wassaw Island reef

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.

November 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Second-largest Ga. park offers big fun

With nearly 6,000 acres, including two lakes, Hard Labor Creek State Park is second in size only by F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Columbus, which boasts more thank 9,000 acres. But being second doesn't prevent this park from offering big fun to the thousands who visit each year.

November 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s Tugaloo State Park is water-sports paradise

Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites sit on prime real estate. Tugaloo State Park is one of them. It's on a wooded peninsula that touches the shores of the nearly 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell. Tugaloo is a water-sports paradise.

November 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


GSU building sports shooting center

STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.

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


Deer control plan comments sought

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The period for public comments on Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division upcoming deer-management plan will end Friday.

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


Geocachers work Fort McAllister

A group of "modern-day treasure hunters" got the chance to camp out Saturday at Fort McAllister State Historic Park as part of the State Park system's geocaching program.

November 14, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Duck season is almost here

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Given the amount of rainfall this spring and summer, there should be lots of water and plenty of places to go duck hunting later this month, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shooting range closing for construciton

The public shooting range at Richmond Hill Wildlife Management Area will close for an estimated two months beginning Nov. 15, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Pinckney Island refuge to close for deer hunt

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to the public for two full days, Friday-Saturday, while the refuge's annual deer hunt is being conducted.

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


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Viral video allegedly shows Bigfoot in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN — Al Nash is a spokesman for Yellowstone National Park. As part of his job, he often addresses issues relating to grizzly bears and bison. But he recently added a new topic to the list: Bigfoot.

February 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


To the woman in the back row of class

Dear new girl in the back row in class today,

February 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video shows risky release of trapped mountain lion

RAPID CITY—A video that shows the release of a trapped mountain lion has gone viral. According to the Rapid City Journal, it all started when Dan Casey decided to introduce his sons to the art of trapping.

February 12, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


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