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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


DNR launches online map of recreation land

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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


Boat not needed to secure good catch

Hello, friends and neighbors. It looks like we may have some nice weather for a while. I don't about you, but I sure am tired of all the cold.

March 24, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Harris Neck preserves wildlife for next generation

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1962 to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of indigenous wildlife, according to Harris Neck refuge manager Kimberly Hayes.

March 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Game day for Feb. 24

What to watch, attend:

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Annual wildlife feast in Gum Branch

Church members and local outdoorsmen gathered Jan. 25 in Gum Branch Baptist Church's fellowship hall for its 10th annual wildlife feast.

February 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Game wardens speak to Rotary

Due to their strong association with the military, Hinesville Rotary Club members are used to hearing presentations by Army Rangers.

February 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


First youth turkey Hunt & Learn Weekend set

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wild Turkey Federation are partnering to provide 10 youth an opportunity to learn about turkey conservation and experience hunting turkey with a guide.

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


Pembroke man puts muscle into boys fight against cancer

Joseph Walraven got into powerlifting because he wanted to get in shape, but it's become a way he can help someone else get well.

January 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishermen helping DNR unravel mystery of Asian tiger shrimp

BRUNSWICK - Thanks to some helpful fishermen, the Department of Natural Resources is learning more about one of the latest biological invaders to be found along the Georgia coast.

January 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather puts a damper on anglers’ fun

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. The fishing as of late has been somewhat slow because of the cold weather. However, I do have some reports of locals, who wish to remain anonymous, catching plenty of trout out around the St. Catherines Island area. They mostly are using live shrimp and, occasionally, artificial bait.

January 20, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Turkey hunting class is for youth

Calling all kids who want to learn how to hunt turkey and have fun doing it.

January 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Deer on the move, motorists cautioned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.

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


Fun run helps provide holiday meals

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD soccer, football scores

Football scores

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Area hunter nabs huge gator

Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest this weekend

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proper tree-stand use aids in safer hunting experience

Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. archery season in full swing

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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