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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 www.gohuntgeorgia.com. 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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Sorority sets bowling social for Feb. 25

The Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting a free Go Red bowling event from 3-7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Marne ...

February 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks Young birders, artists to compete

It's time for young birders to hone their bird-identifying skills to prepare for the annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, set for April 27–28.

February 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR brochure has vacation travel tips

ATLANTA - With spring around the corner, many of us are thinking ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes.

February 08, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Simple strategies to help keep healthy resolutions

We’re well into the new year. How are those healthy resolutions coming? Feeling overwhelmed? Not seeing as much progress as you’d like? Marathons ...

February 05, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: Camping gear for the great outdoors

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you're camping in the snow or trekking in warmer weather, this can be the perfect time of year for an ...

February 01, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp season closes off state

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week that shrimping off the coast of Georgia has been closed.

January 31, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows small dog chasing a 10-foot crocodile

GOAT ISLAND, AUSTRALIA — A new YouTube video shows just how bold a dog can be when protecting its domain.

January 30, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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