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Record drums revealed

BRUNSWICK - Staff of the Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Records Program Wednesday announced that both the men's and women's records for heaviest black drum landed in Georgia have been broken.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Threatened turtles tell climate story

Seven loggerhead sea turtles are back in the surf thanks to the Georgia Aquarium and its Dolphin Conservation Field Station, along with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Coastal regulators to meet July 22

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2010 annual meeting will be held on Thursday July 22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Casino Building at the Pier Village on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Room 108.

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


Remember to keep swimming safe

Accidents happen all too often, so The Georgia Department of Natural Resources encourages everyone to practice safety at all times when in and around the water. Some swimming safety tips include:

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


Yellow Bluff tightens access to marina

After five years of allowing continued public access to Yellow Bluff, developers have finally transitioned the Midway marina into an amenity open to users who purchase club and fish camp memberships, effective July 5.

July 14, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Snakes can be homeowner's best friend

As temperatures soar, don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly activity of the slithering variety. Not to worry, though: Snakes can be a homeowner's best friends, as long as you remember a few important tips.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Liberty eligible for pine-restoration funds

ATHENS - James E. Tillman Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia, announced recently that 19 more South Georgia counties are in the high-priority category for funding for the Southeast Forestry Initiative. The goal of the SFI is to develop, enhance or restore pine savannah habitats by the management and restoration of longleaf pine on private lands.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Groups protest sources of mercury pollution

AUGUSTA - Conservation organizations from around the state are speaking out about mercury sources that are polluting South Georgia's waterways. Currently, thousands of miles of Georgia's streams and reservoirs have advisories for limiting the amount of fish residents eat due to mercury pollution. According to the US EPA, coal-fired power plants are one of the largest sources of mercury pollution to waterways in the nation. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that is known to cause birth defects and learning disabilities in developing babies and young children.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Stay cool out there, my fellow anglers

Well, hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

July 12, 2010 | Donny Branch Tight Line Column | Outdoors/Recreation


Public comment sought on shad fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations. The proposed changes, if adopted by the DNR board, will prohibit commercial shad fishing in the Ogeechee, Oconee, Ocmulgee, Satilla and St. Marys rivers. Also proposed are changes that limit commercial shad fishing in the Altamaha River to the area below U.S. Highway 1 and in the Savannah River to the area below Highway 301. Regulations for recreational shad fishing will not be changed.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Comments sought on shad fishing rules

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations.

July 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Safety first when on the water

As expected, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend is sure to be a busy one on Georgia's lakes and waterways, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ala. indigo project has Georgia ties

The recent return of federally threatened indigo snakes to Alabama is rooted in Georgia. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division released 18 juvenile indigos at 84,000-acre Conecuh National Forest along the Alabama-Florida line June 16.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Dedicated anglers brave the heat

Hey, friends and fellow fisherman. Tight Line Jr. here. Hope all is well and that you're A.C. is in good, working condition.

June 28, 2010 | By Tight Line Jr. Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Smooth the surface then tee up

Playing golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions.

June 25, 2010 | By Graham Lewis Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Why it's hard when your gym closes

Fifteen years ago, pregnant with my first baby, I waddled my way into the gym close to my parents’ home. We were living in Las ...

December 11, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


State opens archery, air rifle range near Cordele

CORDELE - A new archery and air rifle range at Georgia Veterans State Park and Lake Blackshear Resort near Cordele is now available for archers, shooting ...

December 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Wanna race? Skip this sleeper Subaru

If you’re one of those drivers who wants to show others how fast your car is by challenging them, consider this article a warning ...

December 07, 2017 | Brian Champagne KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Outdoor company again wants to sponsor you to pick up litter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In 2016, Granite Gear made news by launching its Grounds Keepers program. Interested individuals submitted a short application, from which a nationwide ...

December 02, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR, construction company add scrap to fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently coordinated an enhancement of Camden County's Stafford Island Inshore Artificial Reef.

November 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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