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Local riders win regional honors

Four riders from Dixie Stables in Allenhurst won regional honors at the 2007 United Professional Horseman's Association Horsemanship Finals in Perry in October.

February 10, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation aids Mallards in navigating modern flyway

On a cold and damp winter morning, a stand of flooded timber in southern Arkansas is prime real estate. Not just for the rice farmers or timber barons of the region, but for the throngs of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), other species of waterfowl and hunters alike, all brought together by a mass migration, ideal habitat and a love for one of North America's most recognized ducks. Here, mallard hens and drakes take to an open pool of water to feed in the water as the sun strains to cast shadows through the low-hanging clouds while the far-off sounds of ...

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Massive Winter Bird Count Just Weeks Away

11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count collects vital stats for bird conservation

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Altamaha Riverkeeper, James Holland listed among the 100 most influential Georgians

In the just released 2008 edition of Georgia Trend magazine, James Holland the Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK), is listed as one of 100 Most Influencial Georgians. However when you look at the photographs of the most influencial people in Georgia, James is the only one in the entire magazine who is not smiling, in fact James looks downright mad.

February 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Rodeo tickets on sale online

PERRY - The 18th annual Georgia National Junior Livestock Show, Feb. 20-24, features Georgia's 4-H and FFA students competing for statewide championships.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Advice from local fitness expert

Keeping in tune with the New Year and being that, for most, the number one resolution is to stay start a diet or work out program, we asked Richard Sommerville from the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA a few questions about weight loss and weight training.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


New e-news focuses on non-game wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether the subject is wood storks or bog turtles, right whales or sandhills, a new e-mail newsletter from the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of NaturalResources covers the state's wide range of nongame creatures and natural habitats.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line Jan.13

Hello friends. Welcome to the new year, living on Georgia's beautiful coast.

January 29, 2008 | By Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild facts: Sapsuckers at work

Have you ever noticed shallow, little holes lined up in rows on a tree trunk? Your first thought might be that an accurate marksman fired BBs at the tree. But the holes most likely are the handiwork of the yellow-bellied sapsucker.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR announces K-5 poster contest

FORSYTH - Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to discover "The Sights and Sounds of Wild Georgia" and participate in the annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Chilly weather brings out the cook

Hello my cold weather fishermen and friends.

January 22, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation tags help state buy land

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Jason Wisniewski hopes to spend 40 days hunting deer and other game this season. In late November, however, the wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section was hunting for endangered mussels on Florida's Apalachicola River, part of a federal survey spurred by drought and dropping lake levels upstream in Georgia.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Research finds more bats than expected

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A student's summer spent slogging through Georgia swamps with a flashlight in hand has shed light on the range and favored shelter of a most secretive bat.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State announces Go Fish Georgia sites

PERRY - As the Georgia Department of Natural Resources begins implementation of the Go Fish Georgia program, Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the locations for the Go Fish Georgia Center and Hatchery, and the 10 sites across the state for mega-ramps to be built on lakes and rivers.

January 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Recipe for slow fishing days

Hello, friends. Tight Line Sr. here.

January 15, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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5 adventures to go on during a visit to Phoenix

PHOENIX, Arizona — Phoenix offers wonderful opportunities for playing golf during the winter and early spring, but here are some lesser known adventures to experience on your next visit.

March 20, 2015 | Adam Straub KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Boone and Crockett announces new bighorn sheep world record

ALBERTA, Canada — What do black bears, grizzly bears, tule elk and non-typical whitetail deer all have in common? The world records for each animal, as recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club, were not taken by a hunter. Instead, the massive animals died of other causes and were found later and reported.

March 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Have You Seen This? Riding the white line



SCARY TOWN — I am not an extreme sport guy. I wish I were, it’d make me much cooler. In fact, my wife and I just got life insurance, and we were asked the following questions: Do you SCUBA dive? Do you skydive? Do you rock climb? Do you ski?

March 17, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Fond farewells to two dear friends

Hello, folks - Tight Line Jr. here, hoping everyone is staying warm and toasty.

March 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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