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Georgia quota-hunt deadlines approaching

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts - including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others - according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


1,117 acres protected along Altamaha

The Nature Conservancy recently announced its efforts to protect 1,117 acres along the Altamaha River in Long County, known as the the Morgan Lake tract, according to a news release on the conservancy's website.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp are showing up, anglers having a little luck

Hello, friends and neighbors around the coastal area. We have had some nice weather lately - a little warm, but I guess we are used to that. As long as you have a little A/C to return to after being out in the heat for awhile, it's all good.

June 09, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster harvest to be closed in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Sunday, June 1, through midnight Tuesday, Sept. 30.

May 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


First loggerhead nest of season found

BRUNSWICK - Loggerhead sea turtles may be slow on land, but give them this: When it comes to the start of nesting season, they tend to be on time.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ports authority unveils wetlands project

The Georgia Ports Authority recently unveiled nearly 14 acres of recently created wetlands. The 2.5-year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation's fourth-busiest container terminal.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Sneak in some fishing before hot weather really hits

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. I hope you've had the chance to enjoy the weather we have been having. This is a wonderful time of year to get out on the saltwater and do some fishing.

May 27, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Black sea bass harvesting is back, but still regulated

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently alerted commercial fishermen that commercial harvest of black sea bass using fish pots or cages is allowed in the South Atlantic.

May 23, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Boaters should watch for turtles, manatees

BRUNSWICK - With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia's coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these animals.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Give nesting birds space at the beach

BRUNSWICK - Those getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia's coast should remember while enjoying the beach that many wildlife species depend on it.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster restoration project on Oatland

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) recently partnered with Coastal Conservation Association-GA (CCAGA) to complete an oyster restoration project on Oatland Island, Richardson Creek in Savannah.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Boat safety course in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater-safety course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17 at the SCMPD training facility on the second floor of the Savannah Mall.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ossabaw transforms old meathouse into field lab

SAVANNAH - The Ossabaw Island Foundation recently transformed a 400-square-foot building on Ossabaw Island into a multipurpose teaching laboratory and workspace.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New complex adds services, gears up for summer

The Liberty County Community Complex is a busy place, and county officials say it is about to get even more foot traffic with tag-renewal services, summer library programs and the pool opening.

April 14, 2014 | Denise Etheridge | Outdoors/Recreation


Boater-safety course on April 19

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater-safety course April 19.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Articles by Section - Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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