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Red snapper ban extended in SE Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Fishermen will be prohibited indefinitely from catching red snapper in federal waters from North Carolina down to the Florida Keys under a measure passed by a federal fisheries management council Wednesday.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Gift ideas for the outdoor dad

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites make finding the perfect Father's Day gift easy by providing affordable gift ideas suitable for every dad and grandfather.

June 14, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ogeechee Riverkeeper schedules 2010 paddles

STATESBORO - Ogeechee Riverkeeper has announced the dates and locations for this summer's paddle trip series, which runs through September.

June 14, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Researchers use sonar to map stream habitat

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's a question every researcher who studies fish or other aquatic life eventually faces:

June 07, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR: Georgia to open shrimp season Tuesday

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Clark announced recently that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 8. Effective on that date, commercial shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia's territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as people using beach seines can harvest shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears. Recreational and commercial cast net fishermen are reminded that they are required to use cast nets with a minimum mesh size of five-eighths of an inch.

June 07, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


State bans summer oyster harvests

BRUNSWICK (AP) - Georgia is banning commercial and recreational oyster harvesting during the summer months in an effort to reduce consumers' risk of getting sick from eating raw shellfish.

June 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Great reports from Yellow Bluff Marina

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here, sending well wishes to all you folks who fish and to all the people out there who just like to read the article.

May 31, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Ohoopee Dunes near Swainsboro to get make over

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Listed by nature columnist Charles Seabrook as No. 10 on the list of Georgia natural wonders to see before you die, the Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area in Emanuel County has long been considered a biodiversity hotspot by biologists.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Alligator hunt permits to increase to 850

SOCIAL CIRCLE - For each of the past eight years, the number of applicants wishing to participate in an alligator quota hunt continues to grow.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Kayak races to benefit Tybee science center

The 12th annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races to benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is set for Saturday, June 12.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Be careful on water this holiday weekend

On Memorial Day weekend one thing is certain, thousands of boaters and anglers will be out enjoying the holiday on state waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Last year there were 158 boating accidents and 13 boating incident related fatalities in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 177 boating under the influence arrests.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Touch a toad, it’s not bad

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. While most frogs have moist, smooth skin and long legs for leaping, typical toads have dry, warty skin and short legs for hopping.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Strike team concludes successful burn season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Thanks to the hard work by seasonal - yet dedicated - professionals, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Nongame Conservation Section has burned 20,000 acres across the state.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take kids fishing — it’s fun for the whole family

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, and it looks like I made the front page of the Courier this week.

May 24, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR plans three-day archery camp

WAYCROSS - Designed with everything outdoors in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division's 3-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Registration is now open for the camp, which is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, June 1-3, at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross, Georgia.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars ...

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season starts Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Saturday and continue through Jan. 14 statewide.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products ...

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas ...

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Shellfish harvesting re-opened

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters re-opened to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest Saturday.

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tour historic Savannah homes

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 - Nearly 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble in Savannah ...

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State seeks public input on wild turkey plan

Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of four upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Wild Turkeys in Georgia

September 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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