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Scouts to spiff up Ga. state parks

ATLANTA - Many Georgia state parks will soon get spiffed up facilities thanks to a new partnership with the Boy Scouts. In celebration of the Boy Scouts of America's 100th anniversary, the young volunteers are teaming up with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to complete service projects such as trail construction, grounds cleanup and playground installation.

February 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. couple turn yard into habitat for wildlife

JEFFERSON - A residential backyard might seem a strange place to cultivate a wildlife refuge.

February 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR accepting comments on proposed shark fishing rules

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting written public comments on a proposal to amend a rule of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' saltwater fishing regulations.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia trails, parks offer great cycling opportunities

ATLANTA - As winter drags on and those New Year's resolutions start to fall by the wayside, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources makes it a little easier to stick with your commitment to spend more time outdoors.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Annual bird count begins Feb. 12

Bird watchers coast to coast are invited to take part in the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 12-15. Participants in the free event will join thousands of volunteers counting birds in their own backyards, local parks or wildlife refuges.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cut strokes off your game

One way to cut a few slices off your golf game is to get fit and maintain it with exercise. "There is a direct relationship between golf and your overall physical well being," Dr. Jacques Beauchamp, cofounder of Spine and Sport Prevention, told members of the Hinesville Rotary Club Tuesday. The physical therapy clinic, headquartered in Effingham County, has branches throughout the area, including one in Hinesville, which is building a three-story building in an office park near Liberty Regional Medical Center. Beauchamp said regular exercise will build up anyone's strength, flexibility and endurance, all which can help golfers ...

February 01, 2010 | Pat Watkins | Outdoors/Recreation


Use artificial bait during cold weather

Hello everybody, Tight Line Jr. here. Not much been going on lately with the cold weather and cold water. Ol' Tight Line and I think things should start to pick up around the end of the month. But here is a tip for ya'll: Artificial bait works well this time of year. Pick your choice as long as they can smell it.

February 01, 2010 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Service wants more info on gopher tortoise

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a clarification of its public information request originally made in its Sept. 9, 2009, gopher tortoise 90-day finding notice, and its extension of the official public comment period.

January 18, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Contest is open to student artists

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites student artists to submit artwork for the 2010 Junior Duck Stamp competition. Entries must be postmarked by March 15.

January 18, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Owl insights

Four species of owls live in Georgia year-round: great-horned, barred, barn and eastern screech. These birds of prey use their excellent hearing and eyesight to hunt at night.

January 18, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


It’s cold, so head for deeper waters

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, trying to keep warm in the chilly weather. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and had fun ringing in the New Year.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cold affects local industries

Shrimping season ends a little early

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Marine life huddles in Florida

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. - More than 200 manatees are wintering in a balmy canal outside a power plant, the latest exotic Florida animals seeking refuge from the state's frigid temperatures.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Japanese angler ties largemouth bass record

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A Japanese man is being credited with tying the 77-year-old world record for catching the biggest largemouth bass.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. solar projects get $4.5M

ATLANTA - State officials say solar energy projects are receiving $4.5 million with Georgia's Clean Energy Property Rebate Program.

December 21, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Kidz-Etc 5K draws biggest field yet

The Annual Kidz-Etc 5K Fun Run was held Saturday in Ludowici.

August 18, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Pooler angler catches record pinfish

BRUNSWICK - Ty Cobb of Pooler has caught a record pinfish, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Eclipse party set for Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will host special tours and events throughout the day Aug. 21 in honor of the solar eclipse.

August 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Knowing when to take a break from running

When I was 8 years old, I idolized Michael Jackson. I plastered my bedroom door with his photos, slept with his image on my pillowcase ...

August 09, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR releases 2017-18 hunting guidebook

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Now online and in print, the 2017-2018 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources ...

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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