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WILD Facts: Flycatchers on the fly

If you hear an ascending "wheep" whistled from the treetops, a great crested flycatcher is nearby.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNA study explores sea turtle lineage, outlook

BRUNSWICK - The beach is empty, but the deserted stretch was obviously full of activity the night before, as evidenced by turtle crawl tracks zigzagging from the surf to nest sites in the dunes. A joint research effort can now tell biologists which turtles made these tracks.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Gator season set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia remains a popular destination for alligator hunters given the available healthy population of more than 200,000 gators. For the past six years, thousands of applicants have competed for a chance to participate in a quota hunt, and the number of applicants continues to grow each year. The deadline for this year's applications is July 31. For those selected, the season runs Sept. 6-Oct. 5.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cpl. Mike Binion named ranger of the year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


2008-09 hunting regulations now available online

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cottage groundbreaking at Gordonia-Altamaha

A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Muddy Spokes gets first members

ACWORTH - Three Acworth residents are the first bicyclers to complete the Muddy Spokes Club challenge from Georgia's State Parks.

July 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


The Allen Branch Inshore Trout Tournament! Has a nice ring doesn't it?

Hello everyone, Tight Line, Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line has a sore arm, so you're stuck with me this weekend.

July 29, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Course re-opens as 18-hole championship link

The much-anticipated re-opening of Brazell's Creek Golf Course in Reidsville is scheduled for July 15.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Jekyll boat ramp closing for renovation

BRUNSWICK -- The Jekyll Island Authority and Georgia DNR have temporarily closed the Jekyll Island public boat ramp beginning Monday. Barring unforeseen delays, the boat ramp will reopen late September.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: A time for fawns

Female white-tailed deer, or does, give birth to fawns in late spring and early summer. Each doe may have one fawn, twins or, rarely, triplets. At birth, a fawn's body measures only 1-1/2 feet long and weighs 4-7 pounds. The fawn's eyes are open, but weak legs don't allow for much standing or walking.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife projects planned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The topics vary from diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island to native plants in Atlanta. But the focus is the same: Help Georgians learn about and enjoy the wildlife around them.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Entries sought for senior golf tourney

MARIETTA - Entries are now being accepted for the 22nd annual Georgia Senior Championship, which takes place Aug. 27-29 at The Landings Club in Savannah.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sponge crab ban extended

BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has extended the current ban on harvesting sponge (egg-bearing) blue crabs.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Online tee times

Georgia State Park Golf Courses announced this week that golfers are now able to book tee times in advance via the Internet.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Articles by Section - Outdoors/Recreation


Caution urged on busy boating weekend

High boating traffic is expected this July Fourth holiday as thousands of boaters will be out on the water enjoying the holiday with family and friends.

July 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hot weather is a good time for tasty shrimp cocktail

Howdy, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. Hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated.

July 01, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Warm weather is upon us and summer outings are in full swing. From breathable trail runners to high-performance life jackets, this article looks at a diverse selection of outdoor products that can handle the rigors of summer use.

June 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hears about proposed license fee increases

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out June 17 for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Strollers, toys and other itemts for family road trips and summer fun

The best family products out there merge performance and safety. They’re intuitive enough that anyone can use them, while also working just as they’re supposed to. And they’re also designed well enough that you can take them on the road without any problems.

June 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


State DNR holds forum on license-fee increase

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out Wednesday for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings on plan to help wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The draft of Georgia's revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be the focus of three meetings scheduled for public comment next month.

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


Product review: Tree tents and other outdoor gear for the summer

Here is a diverse lineup of outdoor products that might be a good fit for your next adventure.

June 21, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Guyton woman catches record grey-snapper

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton.

June 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Advisory issued for St. Simons beach

The Glynn County Health Department has issued an advisory for East Beach at the old Coast Guard station (10th Street to Driftwood Drive) on St. Simons Island.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


My reason to run is just to run

Eight years ago this month I finished my first real run.

June 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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