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Wild facts: mosquito eradication methods

Warm weather and rain means more mosquitoes buzzing about. These pesky insects lay eggs in the water, and the wiggling red larvae can hatch into adults in as few as four days. To prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your yard, simply dump any standing water and change out birdbath water before larvae have time to hatch. For small bodies of water that can't be drained, organically-safe "doughnuts" that kill the larvae can be used.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Turkey federation, other organizations partner to recover bobwhite quail

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The National Wild Turkey Federation recently joined with 14 other conservation organizations of the Georgia Bobwhite Technical Team by signing a memorandum of agreement committing to the recovery of bobwhite quail and other early successional habitat dependent species, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division. More than four million acres of habitat must be enhanced across Georgia's landscape to achieve northern bobwhite conservation initiative recovery goals.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Come ‘get wild’ on the N.C. Outer Banks

The Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, a six-day celebration of the wild side in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina, is set for Nov. 9-14.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Survey: record year for wood stork nests

BRUNSWICK - Georgia surveys of nesting wood storks documented a record year for the big birds with the bald heads. The estimate of more than 2,500 nests far surpasses the some 2,200 counted in 2008, the previous high since aerial nest surveys of the endangered species began in the 1990s.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Hunting regulations guide now available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The 2010-11 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division. The guide contains information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas and more. It is available to view, download and print at Print copies also are available at Wildlife Resources Game Management and Law Enforcement offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Educating educators about conservation

Keeping tabs on the loggerhead population and the conservation efforts to preserve the species is just one aspect of Dr. Gale Bishop's work at the St. Catherines Island Sea Turtle Conservation Program. The other, just as near and dear to his heart, is educating future teachers.

August 06, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation

St. Catherines projects keeps tabs on gopher tortoise

A group of gopher tortoises at the St. Catherines Island Survival Wildlife Center has given conservationists, educators and veterinary students a unique opportunity to increase the federally protected, threatened species' population.

August 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR enhances artificial reef

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Resources Division has created new fish habitat at Artificial Reef A near Cumberland Island using surplus concrete, thanks to help from several businesses and local fishing clubs.

August 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Here’s a tasty recipe for your catch

Hey, everybody, Tight Line Jr. here.

August 02, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Dwindling oyster catchers puzzle reseachers

The local oyster catcher population is dwindling and researchers on St. Catherines Island say they're not sure why.

July 31, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation

St. Catherines welcomes new residents

There have been a few additions to the wildlife population on St. Catherines Island Wildlife Survival Center and the curators and animal keepers are celebrating the new arrivals.

July 28, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation

Time running out for gator hunt permits

The window of opportunity is closing for those interested in the 2010 alligator hunting season.

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

State cuts hit coastal parks, historic areas

BRUNSWICK - Summer is the season of swimming pools and picnics in parks, but this season is also one of economic troubles, as state parks along Georgia's coast continue to cope with shorter hours and smaller staffs while trying to attract visitors.

Fort Morris Historic Site, in Liberty County, is now only open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. The site offers a self-guided tour of the Revolutionary War battleground, but often does guided tours for large events and school groups.

July 27, 2010 | Joanna Carver The Brunswick News | Outdoors/Recreation

Early bird gets the fish

Hello, friends, neighbors and fellow anglers. Tight Line Jr. here. I hope everyone is doing well. I was talking to my good buddy Roy Rogers, and he gave me some information about fishing on Fort Stewart I would like to share with y'all.

July 26, 2010 | By Donny Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Night in state park promotes bats

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The ninth annual Bat Blitz, hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, is set for July 25-29, at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth. The blitz provides an opportunity for researchers, management biologists and students from federal and state agencies, universities and industries to exchange information and develop strategies for studying bat communities.

July 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

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Boat capturing area residents enthusiams

A ship built on Sapelo Island in 1939 that plied the waters off Coastal Georgia for years, is on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation ...

December 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation

Why it's hard when your gym closes

Fifteen years ago, pregnant with my first baby, I waddled my way into the gym close to my parents’ home. We were living in Las ...

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State opens archery, air rifle range near Cordele

CORDELE - A new archery and air rifle range at Georgia Veterans State Park and Lake Blackshear Resort near Cordele is now available for archers, shooting ...

December 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Wanna race? Skip this sleeper Subaru

If you’re one of those drivers who wants to show others how fast your car is by challenging them, consider this article a warning ...

December 07, 2017 | Brian Champagne | Outdoors/Recreation

Outdoor company again wants to sponsor you to pick up litter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — In 2016, Granite Gear made news by launching its Grounds Keepers program. Interested individuals submitted a short application, from which a nationwide ...

December 02, 2017 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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