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Forging friendships through running

Sitting in the car with the heater and seat warmers on full blast, I look out the window at a chilly scene. The wind is howling. The sky is gray. The water on the lake looks as choppy and uneven as my self-cut bangs in third grade. Awake since 4:30 a.m., I’ve already taught a strength training class, thrown a load of laundry in the washer and herded the girls to school. It’s always tempting to drive home and crawl under the covers, but I never do. No matter how tired I am, no matter how ...

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


Research project tracking Golden Eagle

A high-tech research project helped along by a middle Georgia hunt club recently began tracking one of the state's most rare raptors – a golden eagle.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


March events at Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Below is a selection of March events at Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks' web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275. You can also become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our monthly newsletter. Thank you for helping promote Georgia's natural and historic resources!

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Turkey season opens Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 11, 2015) – Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills? Hunters eager for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia certainly have. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 21 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2015 season should be a fair one.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?

In June 2013 Nik Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallenda circus family, walked 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge on nothing more than a 2-inch steel cable. It took a little more than 22 minutes to walk the quarter-mile battling 30 mph winds and dust along the way. Talk about a balancing act.

March 03, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Ogeechee River: Crown Jewel of Coastal Georgia

Life in Southeast Georgia is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.

February 28, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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


Too chilly to fish: Cook up your frozen shrimp

Well folks, I hope this week finds everyone healthy and happy.

January 26, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Is this the greatest water filter ever made?

15 nanometers. That’s how small the LIFESAVER® bottle 4000UF filters down to. What exactly does that mean? Well, the smallest known virus (Polio) is 25 nanometers. With this super-efficient filter, you can drink in peace knowing that it’s screened out all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and microbiological waterborne pathogens known to man.

January 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


This chili recipe will warm these cold days

Hello, friends and fellow anglers all around the coastal region. Hope you were ready for the cold snap. At least you won't have to worry about the gnats biting.

January 19, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting regulation meeting in Midway

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 hunting seasons.

January 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR takes over Morgan Lake tract

Fishing, boating access and camping opportunities are now available at the Morgan Lake tract, adjacent to and managed as part of the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Food-shrimp season extended to Jan. 15

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food-shrimp harvest season will be extended until 6:15 p.m. Jan. 15, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams said.

December 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Fort Pulaski increasing entrance fees

SAVANNAH - Fort Pulaski National Monument will implement an entrance fee increase June 15, according to a news release.

May 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts. A great podcast keeps the mind engaged and distracted while the feet are busy and the legs are burning. It’s like having a conversation without having to do any work. Here are a few of my current favorites. Notice: Only a couple are running related.

May 22, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Dates set for Eagles football camps

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz has announced the dates for six Eagle Invasion Football Camps in the summer of 2015 with locations across Georgia.

May 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Kids fishing derby June 6 in RH

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will host its 25th annual kids fishing derby from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 6, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144 between the library and Kroger.

May 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Why this 40-year-old mother still runs

My reasons for beginning running were simple: I needed peace, quiet and alone time.

May 11, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


EVP Beach Bum Open tourney starts Saturday

The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour's sixth annual Beach Bum Open will be Saturday on Tybee Island.

May 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Good weather brings good fishing

Hello, friends and neighbors - Tight Line Jr. back with a few reports from around the region.

May 04, 2015 | By Tight Line Jr. Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Camping gear for your four-legged friend

Going on an adventure with your favorite four-legged buddy is always a great time. However, sometimes we don’t remember the little things when we’re having all that fun. Whether it’s during the car camping trips or the multi-day journey, below is a list the things you might need to make your trek a little easier.

May 04, 2015 | Jessica Kaing KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


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