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Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

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


Savannah angler sets state game-fish record

BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Flightless geese require patience this summer

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

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


No shortage of events at area, regional parks in July

Below are just some of the July 2014 events hosted by Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites in Coastal, Middle and South Georgia:

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Boater education becomes mandatory for some vessel operators after July 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Life-jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators and boating under the influence are just a few examples of what a person should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' law-enforcement division.

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


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


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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 ...

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


Team Hot Spot tops Darien tournament again

Local angling team Hot Spot VI won the 2015 Captain Haps Bash on the Bluff tournament Aug. 21-22 in Darien.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Public meetings set for saltwater-fishing regulations

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host public hearings on proposed amendments to the rules of Georgia Department ...

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


Hunters getting ready for Saturday’s dove-season openers

Georgia's dove season opens at noon Saturday.

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


Dealing with disappointing runs

When I was pregnant with our second baby, my husband was in the running for a job he’d been working toward since we were ...

August 31, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


A dark and stormy run

Into every life a little rain must fall. Or buckets of rain. With lightning. And hail.

August 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video may show world-record bluefin tuna

Gulf of Mexico — A YouTube video from 2012 is currently stirring controversy online. According to the video’s description, the footage was captured by a ...

August 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Dock tour still doing well in hot days

Hello, friends and neighbors from all around the coastal area. This is Tight Line Jr., and I am back with a few fishing tales to ...

August 24, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State-park visitors can receive free admission when they volunteer

ATLANTA - In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Georgia's state parks and historic sites are inviting citizens to volunteer for a variety of projects ...

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Online deer-quota application due by Sept. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE -An online deer-quota application must be received before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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