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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

Register early for tournament

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ol' Tight Line here. I guess by now you heard the news about the Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament, where they named me an honorary captain.

July 15, 2008 | By Allen and donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Tournament to honor Tight Line, Sr.

Hello friends Tight Line Jr. here with something special. Thanks to the owner and operator of the Sunbury Crab Co. and Marina, Barney Maley, the 2008 Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament will honor my father, Allen Branch, by naming him honorary captain for the tournament.

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

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NPS closes Cockspur Lighthouse

SAVANNAH - Effective immediately Fort Pulaski National Monument has closed the Cockspur Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Island.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish break lines, but not hearts

Well fellow anglers and readers, last weekend took me back a couple of years like it was when I first started the dock tour.

November 23, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish spotted during the dock tour

Hello, friends and neighbors. We spotted a big one this past weekend on the dock tour.

November 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR hosts 26th annual poster contest

Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia's wildlife and students' artistic interests by participating in the 26th annual Give Wildlife a ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

7 products for family trips and adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re going on an afternoon hike or a multi-day road trip, traveling with kids involves a lot more preparation than ...

November 09, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Despite the tides, fish biting along the Liberty County coast

Well, hello, everyone all around this beautiful coastal area we are blessed enough to live in.

November 09, 2015 | Donny Branch Tight Line Jr. | Outdoors/Recreation


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