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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


Officials urge caution on water

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The upcoming Labor Day holiday is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm-weather weekend.

August 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New hunting law books available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The 2013-14 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.

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


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Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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