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Snakes can be homeowner's best friend

As temperatures soar, don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly activity of the slithering variety. Not to worry, though: Snakes can be a homeowner's best friends, as long as you remember a few important tips.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Liberty eligible for pine-restoration funds

ATHENS - James E. Tillman Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia, announced recently that 19 more South Georgia counties are in the high-priority category for funding for the Southeast Forestry Initiative. The goal of the SFI is to develop, enhance or restore pine savannah habitats by the management and restoration of longleaf pine on private lands.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Groups protest sources of mercury pollution

AUGUSTA - Conservation organizations from around the state are speaking out about mercury sources that are polluting South Georgia's waterways. Currently, thousands of miles of Georgia's streams and reservoirs have advisories for limiting the amount of fish residents eat due to mercury pollution. According to the US EPA, coal-fired power plants are one of the largest sources of mercury pollution to waterways in the nation. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that is known to cause birth defects and learning disabilities in developing babies and young children.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Stay cool out there, my fellow anglers

Well, hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

July 12, 2010 | Donny Branch Tight Line Column | Outdoors/Recreation


Public comment sought on shad fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations. The proposed changes, if adopted by the DNR board, will prohibit commercial shad fishing in the Ogeechee, Oconee, Ocmulgee, Satilla and St. Marys rivers. Also proposed are changes that limit commercial shad fishing in the Altamaha River to the area below U.S. Highway 1 and in the Savannah River to the area below Highway 301. Regulations for recreational shad fishing will not be changed.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Comments sought on shad fishing rules

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations.

July 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Safety first when on the water

As expected, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend is sure to be a busy one on Georgia's lakes and waterways, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ala. indigo project has Georgia ties

The recent return of federally threatened indigo snakes to Alabama is rooted in Georgia. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division released 18 juvenile indigos at 84,000-acre Conecuh National Forest along the Alabama-Florida line June 16.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Dedicated anglers brave the heat

Hey, friends and fellow fisherman. Tight Line Jr. here. Hope all is well and that you're A.C. is in good, working condition.

June 28, 2010 | By Tight Line Jr. Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Smooth the surface then tee up

Playing golf is fun, whether playing solo or with others. Having a basic understanding of the game's rules makes it easier to enjoy the experience and improve your skills. In this periodic column, I provide brief explanations of golf rules and answer commonly asked questions.

June 25, 2010 | By Graham Lewis Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Rec department increasing pavilion rent

Fees for renting pavilions at Liberty County parks will increase July 1 after a vote by the county commission at its last meeting.

June 23, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Historical Society’s marker program gets web boost

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Historical Society has recently incorporated an advanced, custom web application to enhance the tourism component of the Georgia Historical Marker Program, a collection of historical data including events, locations, people, battles, parks, counties and beyond.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get outside this summer

ATLANTA - Summer is the time to spend quality family time in the Georgia outdoors. But there's no need to invest in pricey day camps this year, simply pack a lunch, grab a towel or trail shoes and head to Georgia's State Parks for affordable recreation.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Beach Week activities focus on coastal resources

BRUNSWICK - With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches from Savannah to the Golden Isles are destinations for visitors and residents.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reef becomes classroom for scientists

Located about 16 miles due east from Sapelo Island, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is a haven for a marine life and a heaven for divers and anglers.

June 14, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Review: Outerwear for cold weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The mountains are dusted with snow and some folks are even waking up to the sight of snow piled on their cars ...

October 17, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Firearms deer season starts Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Saturday and continue through Jan. 14 statewide.

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products ...

October 07, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to handle not getting into the Boston Marathon

For 17 years I have tried, and failed, to meet the members of the rock band U2. I have camped out at stadiums and arenas ...

October 05, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Shellfish harvesting re-opened

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's territorial waters re-opened to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest Saturday.

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tour historic Savannah homes

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 - Nearly 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble in Savannah ...

October 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State seeks public input on wild turkey plan

Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of four upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Wild Turkeys in Georgia

September 28, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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