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Hot issue: Half-inch cast nets

I received some fishing reports this week and was glad to them from several fishermen.

December 11, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Trip, travel information offered

Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides you with real time traffic and travel information, or allows you to request assistance 24 hours a day. Georgia 511 can be accessed from anywhere in Georgia, by simply dialing 5-1-1.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing report from Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp

These are the fishing reports I received from Raymond Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp:

November 27, 2007 | Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Bats should be welcomed not feared

FORSYTH - Halloween has come and gone, but superstitious fears and negative myths about bats live on, fed by the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. Others are better informed and realize that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.

November 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Day in Darien has 5-mile bike tour

History will come alive in front of your eyes! Fun for the whole family, bring your bicycles and soak up the coastal charm of Darien, Georgia's second oldest city Saturday, admission is free.

November 24, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Spring tides hurting fishing reports

Well friends, not many reports with the spring tides.

November 20, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Migratory birds rely on Georgia's islands

BRUNSWICK - Red knots are one of the most watched-for shorebirds on the Georgia coast in fall, a rare, long-distance aviator whose presence highlights the critical need to conserve coastal habitats.

November 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get outside and do something

Kayak Bird Count

November 18, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Time for a fishing trip

I believe our fall fishing season is beginning to start.

November 13, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Weekly fishing reports

Ron Boyd and party: 27 trout and seven bass,

November 06, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Kicking back

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Invasive lionfish found at Gray's Reef

Red lionfish, a venomous invasive species from the western Pacific Ocean, have been confirmed for the first time in NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, located in the Atlantic 17 miles off the Georgia coast.

November 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Governor asks hunters to turn in poachers

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed a proclamation designating Saturday, the opening day of modern firearms season for deer hunting, as Turn In Poachers Day in Georgia.

November 03, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fall fishing springs in

I believe our fall fishing season has started.

October 30, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer season opens Oct. 20

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's the most popular time of year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer hunting season is just around the corner, and according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, 94 percent of deer hunters in Georgia pursue the species using modern firearms. The season opens Oct. 20 and continues through Jan. 1, 2008 in the Northern Zone. In the Southern Zone, the season is through Jan. 15, 2008.

October 30, 2007 | 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


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