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Shorebird count is Monday

BRUNSWICK - A small army of bird watchers will scour Georgia's barrier island beaches on Monday. Their mission: Count and identify every waterbird they see.

February 10, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Local riders win regional honors

Four riders from Dixie Stables in Allenhurst won regional honors at the 2007 United Professional Horseman's Association Horsemanship Finals in Perry in October.

February 10, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation aids Mallards in navigating modern flyway

On a cold and damp winter morning, a stand of flooded timber in southern Arkansas is prime real estate. Not just for the rice farmers or timber barons of the region, but for the throngs of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), other species of waterfowl and hunters alike, all brought together by a mass migration, ideal habitat and a love for one of North America's most recognized ducks. Here, mallard hens and drakes take to an open pool of water to feed in the water as the sun strains to cast shadows through the low-hanging clouds while the far-off sounds of ...

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Massive Winter Bird Count Just Weeks Away

11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count collects vital stats for bird conservation

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Altamaha Riverkeeper, James Holland listed among the 100 most influential Georgians

In the just released 2008 edition of Georgia Trend magazine, James Holland the Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK), is listed as one of 100 Most Influencial Georgians. However when you look at the photographs of the most influencial people in Georgia, James is the only one in the entire magazine who is not smiling, in fact James looks downright mad.

February 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Rodeo tickets on sale online

PERRY - The 18th annual Georgia National Junior Livestock Show, Feb. 20-24, features Georgia's 4-H and FFA students competing for statewide championships.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Advice from local fitness expert

Keeping in tune with the New Year and being that, for most, the number one resolution is to stay start a diet or work out program, we asked Richard Sommerville from the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA a few questions about weight loss and weight training.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


New e-news focuses on non-game wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether the subject is wood storks or bog turtles, right whales or sandhills, a new e-mail newsletter from the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of NaturalResources covers the state's wide range of nongame creatures and natural habitats.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line Jan.13

Hello friends. Welcome to the new year, living on Georgia's beautiful coast.

January 29, 2008 | By Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild facts: Sapsuckers at work

Have you ever noticed shallow, little holes lined up in rows on a tree trunk? Your first thought might be that an accurate marksman fired BBs at the tree. But the holes most likely are the handiwork of the yellow-bellied sapsucker.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR announces K-5 poster contest

FORSYTH - Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to discover "The Sights and Sounds of Wild Georgia" and participate in the annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Chilly weather brings out the cook

Hello my cold weather fishermen and friends.

January 22, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation tags help state buy land

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Jason Wisniewski hopes to spend 40 days hunting deer and other game this season. In late November, however, the wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section was hunting for endangered mussels on Florida's Apalachicola River, part of a federal survey spurred by drought and dropping lake levels upstream in Georgia.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Research finds more bats than expected

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A student's summer spent slogging through Georgia swamps with a flashlight in hand has shed light on the range and favored shelter of a most secretive bat.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State announces Go Fish Georgia sites

PERRY - As the Georgia Department of Natural Resources begins implementation of the Go Fish Georgia program, Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the locations for the Go Fish Georgia Center and Hatchery, and the 10 sites across the state for mega-ramps to be built on lakes and rivers.

January 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Opportunity to hunt, fish free for life offered

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting-and-fishing license in the next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.

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


Photography workshop at wildlife refuge

Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


No shortage of good fishing south of here

Hello, friends and anglers. As you know, the local inshore saltwater has been rather muddy lately due to the rain and wind. This, along with the extensive heat, has kept the fishing to a minimum.

August 04, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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