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Viral video shows snake battling catfish

COLORADO RIVER — Judging from two popular videos on YouTube, water snakes have no problem taking on large prey. Whether or not a mid-sized snake could swallow a catfish is beside the point— what’s impressive is that they try.

October 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Fall is the perfect time to set new running goals

While most people set new goals while ringing in the new year, fall has always been my “New Year’s Day.” It’s almost as if the change in the leaves inspires a change in me. My whole life has been spent in education in one capacity or another, and fall means fresh pink erasers, crisp new folders and a brand new wardrobe. Fall, with its promise of cooler morning temperatures and new school pictures, reinvigorates the side of me that’s been lounging by the pool in the summer heat.

October 28, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer-hunting season underway throughout Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Firearms deer-hunting season is underway until Jan. 10, 2016, statewide.

October 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


What’s the strangest thing you’ve hooked while fishing?

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — We recently asked our readers to share the strangest lures they’ve used to catch fish. Responses on the comment board included things like a balloon, a Starburst wrapper, a gummy bear and a bare hook.

October 14, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Map shows where deer pose biggest threat

Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It's also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Recent fishing, recipe both good

Hello, friends and fellow anglers all around our beautiful Georgia coastline.

October 13, 2015 | By Donny Branch Fishing column | Outdoors/Recreation


Don't let not getting into Boston Marathon get you down

Living in a small Oregon logging town will make a little girl dream big.

October 13, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Area state parks announce October events

History Under Our Feet

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Belt-drive Classic from Priority Bicycles

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In the past decade, belt-drive bikes have transitioned from a novelty to a legitimate alternative to the traditional chain. Things started getting serious in 2007, when a manufacturer called Gates released an impressive system called the Carbon Belt Drive. The Carbon Belt Drive employs a 1/2-inch wide belt that won’t stretch or rust like a chain will.

October 01, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


What’s the strangest lure you’ve ever used to catch a fish?

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — At one time or another, most anglers experiment with strange lures. Sometimes it happens when the last of the bait is gone or the final fly breaks off. Other times it’s out of sheer desperation when nothing else is working. But there typically comes a time when the traditional elements of fishing give way to bizarre tactics.

September 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


‘Your State Parks Day’ set for Saturday at Fort King George

The annual "Your State Parks Day" will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Road SE in Darien.

September 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Good recipe for good fishing

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the saltwater coast. I certainly hope everyone has had a good week enjoying the last of the summer days.

September 23, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing tourney Saturday on coast

The Hinesville Rotary Club will host the 2015 Redfish & Trout Tournament on Saturday.

September 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Rainy days can mean good fishing and food

Well, folks, needless to say, we have a little bit of rain.

September 09, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


There's no shame in struggling through a run

For the longest time, I opted for the orange light hand weights, the itty-bitty weights that offered little in the way of resistance and almost nothing in the way of a challenge. It wasn’t because I couldn’t lift anything heavier — I just didn’t want anyone to see me struggle.

September 03, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | 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 ...

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


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