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Record blackfin tuna caught

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a men's record for blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) landed in Georgia by Tyler Deal of Statesboro.

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows angler catch salmon using iPhone as lure

PERTH, Australia — While smartphones have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, most people consider them useless once they break. An angler in Australia decided to disprove this theory by rigging a broken iPhone with a treble hook and filming the ensuing action.

May 30, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore artificial reef site as part of ongoing efforts to increase fish habitat and angling opportunities in coastal Georgia.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in Long County on the Altamaha River.

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a lot of benefits for your mental well-being as well.

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley | Outdoors/Recreation

State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored by the National Park Trust, the celebration encourages children to explore public lands.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Hook ’em fever spreading

This week on the coastal waterway:

May 09, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Video: Saltwater anglers catch giant tuna with drone

FINGAL HEAD, Australia — The biggest limitation of surf fishing has always been the inability to reach fish that are further out than you can cast. Another challenge is locating schools of fish from your vantage point on the shore.

May 08, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: The super light Pack Trench jacket

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Spring adventures often bring an accompaniment of rain. While a light drizzle can be an absolute pleasure during a hike, it can cause major discomfort at higher elevations where the temperatures are cooler.

May 05, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

My mom makes me a better runner

This started off as a column listing all the reasons running has made me a better mom. Rummaging through old post-race photos looking for inspiration, I realized my own mom took almost every single picture. Out of 43 marathons, my mom has been at over 30 of them. Rain, heat, wind, her camera always ready, sometimes catching all the good and a lot of the bad.

May 03, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Fishing club wants members

Hello friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. We have been having a little preview of what summer is going to be like.

May 02, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 5 outdoor products for spring

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Though there may be a snowstorm or two lurking in the future, we’ve reached a point where good weather has made outdoor adventures more consistently available. Basically, you can hang up the snowshoes and start breaking in your hiking boots.

May 02, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Florida will host competition to kill invasive lionfish

FLORIDA — The State of Florida is no stranger to invasive species. And because many of these uninvited animals are wreaking havoc on the local ecology, conservation officers in Florida arrange annual events like the Python Challenge to encourage people to get involved in the eradication efforts.

April 28, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

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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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 03, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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