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No pole? No tackle? No problem at state parks

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, offered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division and State Parks and Historic Sites, is providing loaner fishing poles and stocked tackle boxes to visitors for free.

July 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Good times rolling on area waters

In the words of the great Ray Charles, let the good times roll. That's what will happen if you get out on the water and wet a hook.

July 01, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Class teaches woman more than fitness

Women enrolled in the Liberty County Recreation Department's body-sculpting and fitness class, run by Keith McGee, may never run a 4.5-second 40-yard dash like former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton or squat 500 pounds like current Panther linebacker Raekwon McMillian.

June 19, 2013 | By John Wood Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


State unveils new wildlife tags

tags tag fee of $35 plus the $20 tag fee and ad valorem tax, if required.

June 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State opens food-shrimp season

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters are now open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp.

June 12, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Methods available for reducing nuisance geese

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird and can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

June 05, 2013 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dead bait led to lively day on the dock

Howdy, friends and neighbors. Hope everyone had a pleasant week.

June 03, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Bike rentals allow clients to pedal their cares away

Editor's note: Throughout the summer, the Courier's sports section will highlight fun family activities that are in Liberty County or a short drive away. Today's feature is on pedal power on St. Simons Island.

May 31, 2013 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Cruising down the avenue on the island

Editor's note: Throughout the summer, the Courier's sports section will highlight fun family activities that are in Liberty County or a short drive away. This week, we feature three ways to travel around St. Simons Island - on scooters, in golf carts or by pedal power.

May 29, 2013 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Scooter facility offers family fun

Editors note: Throughout the summer, the Courier's sports section will highlight fun family activities that are in Liberty County or a short drive away. This week, we will feature three ways to travel around St. Simons Island - on scooters, in golf carts or by pedal power. First up is Your Moped Operandi.

May 27, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Give beach birds plenty of space to nest

BRUNSWICK - Those getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia's coast need to remember many wildlife species depend on the beach.

May 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Start park lodges under new management

Four of Georgia State Parks' lodges and resorts are or soon will be under new management, according to State Parks Director Becky Kelley.

May 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Water’s heating up, which means fish are biting

Howdy, friends and fellow anglers. We sure have had some nice weather here lately. The water temperature is up to 66 degrees at Gray's reef, and the fish are biting.

May 06, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Watch out for manatees, turtles this season

BRUNSWICK - With sea-turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia's coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals.

May 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing opportunities abound in area

For a memorable day of fishing, an angler might take along a fishing partner, preferably a youngster or wheelchair-bound adult who yearns for the chance to reel in a big one.

April 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


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Deer on the move, motorists cautioned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fun run helps provide holiday meals

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD soccer, football scores

Football scores

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Area hunter nabs huge gator

Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest this weekend

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proper tree-stand use aids in safer hunting experience

Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. archery season in full swing

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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