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Birding trail welcomes back far-away friends

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather brings back more than fuzzy sweaters and hot cocoa. When temperatures begin to dip it also signals the return of many migratory birds to scenic birding trails such as the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather helps improve fishing

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here. I'll tell you what, the weather is just getting right for some good fishing. Of course, there is no such thing as a bad fishing day.

October 07, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Secret lives of salamanders

More species of salamanders live in Georgia than any other group of amphibians or reptiles. Nevertheless, perhaps because these creatures are shy and silent, most people know little about them. Members of the mole salamander family are specially secretive, primarily living underground and only rising to the surface to breed.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. hunters need new deer harvest record

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division reminds deer hunters who purchased a big game license for the 2007-08 season that they need a new deer harvest record prior to the 2008-09 deer-hunting season. Hunters under 16, landowners and honorary and lifetime license holders must also obtain a deer harvest record and complete deer harvest information. Hunters may obtain new deer harvest records free of charge from any license agent.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dock tour back in full swing

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here.

September 30, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Cougars dwindling

Cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther and even painter are all common names used when referring to puma concolor coryi. This large cat ranges from the Canadian Northwest across the western half of the U.S. and southward through most of South America. The cougar's wide distribution may explain why it has more common names than any other animal, with 40 names in English alone.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Be ready to share the woods this fall

Those who love the outdoors welcome cooler weather after a hot, humid summer. Hiking is more pleasant, and autumn's colors inspire nature photographers and artists. Birdwatchers search for unusual species during the fall migration. Hunters relish the chance to harvest game.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Exotic Geckos

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division has confirmed a second Indo-Pacific gecko population in the state. The non-native lizard was spotted at a home in Savannah and identified via photograph by senior wildlife biologist John Jensen of the division's Nongame Conservation Section.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sept. 15 meeting to address boating regulations

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold a public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Georgia Boat Safety Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to provide the legal authority for certified peace officers to enforce exclusive use areas upon state waters permitted and properly marked under the marine event requirements and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources. Those interested are encouraged to bring this hearing to the attention of others who also may wish to participate.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Stewart aims for eco-friendly buffers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division trains daily to combat terrorism and other threats around the world. But one threat looms as close as the boundaries of the largest Army base east of the Mississippi River: population growth and the development it brings.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Beyond the buzz of cicadas

Summer evenings are filled with the sounds of cicadas, large insects with wide-set eyes and transparent, veined wings. In error, some people refer to the non-jumping cicada as a locust, which is a grasshopper relative. Male cicadas attract females by making an extremely loud, rattling buzz with their abdomens. Females respond by clicking their wings.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Kayak for a Kure Sept. 13

The first Hugh H. Armstrong Kayak for a Kure event to benefit American Diabetes Association will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, with a kayak paddle and classes for beginners and followed by a celebration including food and beverages, entertainment and health and vendor booths. The cost is $75 per person.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Friends of parks group mobilize support after budget cuts

ATLANTA - In light of the recent announcement from DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb regarding possible state park and historic site closings, Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is developing an action plan to help mobilize local chapters and members in support of the state park system and to advocate against further cuts to the system's operating budget. The group plans to work with the commissioner, the division and its members to mitigate the impact of the proposed.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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How to prevent sports injuries through warm-ups and proper stretching

Does stretching reduce sports injuries? This question is a hot topic with much debate and conflicting evidence. I will present a few studies and then make my recommendation based on experience. I have run four marathons and countless other long distance races and have some insight on this topic. I am also a chiropractor and treat many sports-related injuries.

April 22, 2015 | Steve Davis Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife center offers varied opportunities

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center can rightly be called a 6,400-acre classroom.

April 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: 14 outdoor products for spring

In honor of the warmer days ahead, here is a look at several products that could possibly be of use on your next excursion. Big and small, they offer just a small glimpse into the constantly evolving world of outdoor gear.

April 16, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting rules topic at meetings

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed changes to hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing.

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


Great competitors make a sport better

Mile 12 of a tough half-marathon. My hamstring is tight, ready to snap like an overstretched rubber band. My lungs are full of fire. My head is pounding harder than my feet. I will run nowhere near as fast as I usually run. No PR’s on this day, yet I feel prouder and more accomplished than ever.

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


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