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Hot issue: Half-inch cast nets

I received some fishing reports this week and was glad to them from several fishermen.

December 11, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Trip, travel information offered

Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides you with real time traffic and travel information, or allows you to request assistance 24 hours a day. Georgia 511 can be accessed from anywhere in Georgia, by simply dialing 5-1-1.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing report from Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp

These are the fishing reports I received from Raymond Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp:

November 27, 2007 | Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Bats should be welcomed not feared

FORSYTH - Halloween has come and gone, but superstitious fears and negative myths about bats live on, fed by the creatures' unusual habits and appearance. Some people panic at the thought of a bat in their home. Others are better informed and realize that bats are for the most part harmless and fascinating.

November 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Day in Darien has 5-mile bike tour

History will come alive in front of your eyes! Fun for the whole family, bring your bicycles and soak up the coastal charm of Darien, Georgia's second oldest city Saturday, admission is free.

November 24, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Spring tides hurting fishing reports

Well friends, not many reports with the spring tides.

November 20, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Migratory birds rely on Georgia's islands

BRUNSWICK - Red knots are one of the most watched-for shorebirds on the Georgia coast in fall, a rare, long-distance aviator whose presence highlights the critical need to conserve coastal habitats.

November 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get outside and do something

Kayak Bird Count

November 18, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Time for a fishing trip

I believe our fall fishing season is beginning to start.

November 13, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Weekly fishing reports

Ron Boyd and party: 27 trout and seven bass,

November 06, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Kicking back

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Invasive lionfish found at Gray's Reef

Red lionfish, a venomous invasive species from the western Pacific Ocean, have been confirmed for the first time in NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, located in the Atlantic 17 miles off the Georgia coast.

November 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Governor asks hunters to turn in poachers

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed a proclamation designating Saturday, the opening day of modern firearms season for deer hunting, as Turn In Poachers Day in Georgia.

November 03, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fall fishing springs in

I believe our fall fishing season has started.

October 30, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer season opens Oct. 20

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's the most popular time of year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer hunting season is just around the corner, and according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, 94 percent of deer hunters in Georgia pursue the species using modern firearms. The season opens Oct. 20 and continues through Jan. 1, 2008 in the Northern Zone. In the Southern Zone, the season is through Jan. 15, 2008.

October 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Area hunter nabs huge gator

Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest this weekend

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proper tree-stand use aids in safer hunting experience

Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. archery season in full swing

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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