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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


Red snapper ban extended in SE Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Fishermen will be prohibited indefinitely from catching red snapper in federal waters from North Carolina down to the Florida Keys under a measure passed by a federal fisheries management council Wednesday.

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


Gift ideas for the outdoor dad

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites make finding the perfect Father's Day gift easy by providing affordable gift ideas suitable for every dad and grandfather.

June 14, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ogeechee Riverkeeper schedules 2010 paddles

STATESBORO - Ogeechee Riverkeeper has announced the dates and locations for this summer's paddle trip series, which runs through September.

June 14, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Researchers use sonar to map stream habitat

SOCIAL CIRCLE - It's a question every researcher who studies fish or other aquatic life eventually faces:

June 07, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR: Georgia to open shrimp season Tuesday

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Clark announced recently that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 8. Effective on that date, commercial shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia's territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as people using beach seines can harvest shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears. Recreational and commercial cast net fishermen are reminded that they are required to use cast nets with a minimum mesh size of five-eighths of an inch.

June 07, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


State bans summer oyster harvests

BRUNSWICK (AP) - Georgia is banning commercial and recreational oyster harvesting during the summer months in an effort to reduce consumers' risk of getting sick from eating raw shellfish.

June 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Great reports from Yellow Bluff Marina

Hello everyone, Tight Line Jr. here, sending well wishes to all you folks who fish and to all the people out there who just like to read the article.

May 31, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Ohoopee Dunes near Swainsboro to get make over

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Listed by nature columnist Charles Seabrook as No. 10 on the list of Georgia natural wonders to see before you die, the Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area in Emanuel County has long been considered a biodiversity hotspot by biologists.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Alligator hunt permits to increase to 850

SOCIAL CIRCLE - For each of the past eight years, the number of applicants wishing to participate in an alligator quota hunt continues to grow.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Girls on the Run 5K marks change of season

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K, celebrating the end of the spring season.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Commercial shrimp cast net license lottery set for June 6

BRUNSWICK - Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are planning for the 2018 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife rarely abandoned, don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to find seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help, but it is best to leave ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Going after Mr. Big Mouth Bass provides other distractions

The weather claims a high of 86 degrees one early March Saturday, with clear skies and winds 5-10 knots. Early morning fog would be one ...

April 06, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help – but it is ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reasons your fitness progress may be stalling

“I work out five days a week, eat healthy and still can’t lose weight/gain muscle.”

April 04, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Southern Legacy Stables wins 21 awards

On March 3 the show team for Southern Legacy Stables attended the American Saddle Horse Association of Georgia's annual banquet held in Peachtree City ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows agitated moose ram into vehicle

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Moose are no strangers to violent encounters. After all, they're known to engage with each other in brutal battles. Given the ...

April 02, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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