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Fall colors painting Georgia’s parks

ATLANTA - Every October, Georgia's mountains turn to a vibrant blanket of red and gold as the leaves change. To help "leaf peepers" find the best spots for fall color, Georgia's State Parks will offer an online Leaf Watch travel planner in October and November, found at

October 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

How I recover from a marathon

I used to joke with my husband that it was easier for me to recover from running a marathon than it was from throwing my daughter a birthday party. I’m 10 years older now, but I think that’s still true.

October 04, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows bull moose fight dangerously close to hunter

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — This is rutting season for moose, which means bulls are fighting for supremacy. One such encounter was recently filmed in Alaska, as two bulls battled within arm’s length of a group of people on Anchorage’s Powerline Trail.

October 03, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Review: 6 outdoor products for family vacations

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The weather may be cooling, but there are still lots of great opportunities for outdoor adventures for families. Traveling with little ones sometimes presents its share of challenges, so it’s important to be prepared. Here are a handful of products that may be worth considering for your next outing.

September 29, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Review: Outdoor products for fall adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Another summer has passed and the nights are getting cooler and cooler. If you head into the higher elevations, you might even get snow. Yellowstone was recently hit with a nasty blizzard, reminding adventurers that it’s important to always be prepared for inclement conditions.

September 28, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Local anglers land national berth

Local angling team Hard Luck won the Georgia Division of the Southern Kingfish Association Tournament trail.

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows fierce battle between monster bull elk

JASPER, Canada — A new video from Alberta shows the stunning power that is unleashed when bull elk battle.

September 15, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Fish are biting after storm passes area

Hello out there in the heat:

September 14, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Viral video shows angler's hilarious reaction after catching bass with drone

LAKE CHAMPLAIN, Canada — As recreational drones have become more prevalent, so has the practice of fishing with them.

September 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Review: 7 outdoor products for late-summer fun

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With summer vanishing before our very eyes, it’s time to plan at least a couple more adventures while the warm weather is here. This review looks at a handful of products that may be a good fit for your next outing.

August 27, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Why I love the Olympics

In 1984, I was sitting in front of our television in Roseburg, Oregon, watching Mary Lou Retton vault her way into fame.

August 25, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

PASATIEMPO, Calif. — Some California residents are feeling a little less secure in their backyards after the release of a recent YouTube video. The footage from a homeowner’s surveillance camera shows a mountain lion bounding over a perimeter fence like it’s nothing more than a speed bump.

August 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Stewart, Hunter open shooting ranges to public

Beginning Monday, area residents who like skeet/trap, archery, small arms and paintball enthusiasts can enjoy the shooting sports on Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, even if they are not military.

August 15, 2016 | By Bob Matthews MWR Marketing specialist | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows fisherman pulled overboard by monster fish

FLORIDA — Many anglers have had the experience of a big fish striking when they weren’t paying attention. In these shocking moments, it’s not unheard of to have the pole yanked right out of your hands.

August 13, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Have You Seen This? Jumping salmon knocks over angler

KENAI RIVER — Fishing often follows a standard process, where a fish is hooked, the angler reels it in and then either keeps or releases it. But a new YouTube video from Alaska serves as a stark reminder of just how chaotic the sport can get.

August 11, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

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Advisory lifted on Jekyll beaches

The Glynn County Health Department has lifted advisories for Jekyll Island's South Beach at 4H camp (from South Water Tower to Macy Lane) and ...

October 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows angler fending off great white shark with broom

PORT FAIRY, Australia — When you’re out at sea and a great white begins circling your boat and biting your prop, it’s a good ...

October 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Your next catch may be an award winner

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for big catches.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

My experience running the Amsterdam Marathon

My three passions in life are running, writing and traveling. My dream is to combine all three, writing about my running adventures in far away ...

October 24, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows bugling elk approach shoppers in Colorado

ESTES PARK, Colorado — As temperatures cool and the holiday season approaches, it’s not unusual for shopping malls to get more crowded. One thing you ...

October 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Firearm deer season opens Saturday across state

SOCIAL CIRCLE - If you have never had that pre-opening day of firearms deer hunting season feeling, let this be the year you experience it. Firearms ...

October 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 7 jackets for fall and winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures dropping and snow more common in the higher elevations, it’s time to think about busting out your favorite jacket ...

October 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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