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No spearfishing gear in Gray’s Reef

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has released a rule to prohibit the use of spearfishing gear in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Possession of spearfishing gear is also prohibited except for vessels passing through the sanctuary without interruption, and only when the gear is stowed and not available for immediate use. NOAA has prepared an environmental assessment and has determined there will be no significant impact as a result of this action.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Environmentalists: Sochi building causes damage

SOCHI, Russia - As Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, activists are warning that construction has caused environmental damage.

March 01, 2010 | By Oksana Gomanova The Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Local Ducks Unlimited chapter makes top 100

WAYCROSS - The President's Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited's elite chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most dollars for DU's habitat conservation work. The Okefenokee DU Chapter here made the list as one of the organization's highest fundraising chapters.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cold day? Better find a sweet spot

Hello, friends and fellow fishermen. Tight Line Jr. here and I'm hoping everyone is doing well.

February 22, 2010 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Altamaha Riverkeeper is retiring

BRUNSWICK - Altamaha Riverkeeper James Holland recently announced he will retire April 30 after nearly a decade of leading one of Georgia's most active grassroots environmental watchdog organizations.

February 22, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Angler breaks blue catfish record

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Earnest Timpson of Edison (Calhoun County) reeled in the new state record blue catfish from Lake Walter F. George on Feb. 2. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, this 80 pound, four-ounce, 49-inch long catch beats the former state record by more than five pounds. The previous record weighed in at 75 pounds and was caught in 2008 from a private pond near Carrollton by Tyler Dodson.

February 22, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Darien man builds bats a place of their own

DARIEN - Chuck Oldham is building a bat cave in Darien, but not the damp underground kind you see in movies.

February 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Pulaski to host trail adventures

New trail adventure guided walks at Fort Pulaski National Monument will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, and will be held every Wednesday on a different trail.

February 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation groups to recover quail habitat

ATHENS - The Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors recently joined with 13 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.

February 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Oooh, barracuda

Jennifer Flournoy was fishing in Costa Rica last week with Cpt. Bobby McGinnis, 2006 International Game Fish Association world record holder, and she landed this 20.5 pound Pacific barracuda caught on 16-pound test line. According to Flournoy, her catch broke the all-tackle world record for both males and females.

February 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Scouts to spiff up Ga. state parks

ATLANTA - Many Georgia state parks will soon get spiffed up facilities thanks to a new partnership with the Boy Scouts. In celebration of the Boy Scouts of America's 100th anniversary, the young volunteers are teaming up with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to complete service projects such as trail construction, grounds cleanup and playground installation.

February 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. couple turn yard into habitat for wildlife

JEFFERSON - A residential backyard might seem a strange place to cultivate a wildlife refuge.

February 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR accepting comments on proposed shark fishing rules

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting written public comments on a proposal to amend a rule of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' saltwater fishing regulations.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia trails, parks offer great cycling opportunities

ATLANTA - As winter drags on and those New Year's resolutions start to fall by the wayside, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources makes it a little easier to stick with your commitment to spend more time outdoors.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Annual bird count begins Feb. 12

Bird watchers coast to coast are invited to take part in the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 12-15. Participants in the free event will join thousands of volunteers counting birds in their own backyards, local parks or wildlife refuges.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Swim advisories lifted from some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed last week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


September paddle trip to highlight upper Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is gearing up for its September paddle trip, which gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday near Wadley and will end in Midville.

September 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Public dock at Sunbury to be rebuilt

After being slammed by Hurricane Irma Monday, the public dock at Sunbury in Liberty County will be rebuilt.

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


DNR asks help assessing damage, restricts some recovery

If you live in coastal Liberty County, the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your help assessing damage from Hurricane ...

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


DNR sets hearing on hunting, fishing

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules of Georgia ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows precocious bobcat kitten on the prowl

SUTTONS BAY, Michigan — Not all bobcat encounters are intense. In fact, some of them can be downright adorable, as evidenced by a YouTube video shot ...

September 14, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows bull moose sparring with a defenseless tire swing

SPOKANE, Washington — Moose have been known to battle each other, and the encounters can be incredibly violent. Serious injuries are not uncommon, with some even ...

September 13, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Follow simple rules of group fitness etiquette

Between house renovations, politics, and general frustrations with people who know not what they do, my irritation meter is running high. Thank goodness for group ...

September 07, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: 'Eclipse of the Century' from ground and air in 4K



You may remember the hype as this year's "Eclipse of the Century" approached — perhaps you recall the news coverage reporting on the bumper-to-bumper traffic ...

September 06, 2017 | Mike Godfrey KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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