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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

Kayak races to benefit Tybee science center

The 12th annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races to benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is set for Saturday, June 12.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Be careful on water this holiday weekend

On Memorial Day weekend one thing is certain, thousands of boaters and anglers will be out enjoying the holiday on state waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Last year there were 158 boating accidents and 13 boating incident related fatalities in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 177 boating under the influence arrests.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD Facts: Touch a toad, it’s not bad

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. While most frogs have moist, smooth skin and long legs for leaping, typical toads have dry, warty skin and short legs for hopping.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Strike team concludes successful burn season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Thanks to the hard work by seasonal - yet dedicated - professionals, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Nongame Conservation Section has burned 20,000 acres across the state.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Take kids fishing — it’s fun for the whole family

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, and it looks like I made the front page of the Courier this week.

May 24, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR plans three-day archery camp

WAYCROSS - Designed with everything outdoors in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division's 3-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Registration is now open for the camp, which is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, June 1-3, at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross, Georgia.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Nice catch, release on Ossabaw

While fishing in the surf off Ossabaw Island Capt. Eric Adamski of brought a bull redfish to the boat. In fact, Adamski caught three of these huge fish that day.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD Facts: Life in a shell is not so bad

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell, which is called the carapace. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

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Rodeo in Statesboro in April

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro has announced its eighth annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, which will be April 20-21 at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds in Statesboro.

March 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgians reporting early sightings of bears

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites. However, this ...

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

DNR website gives fishing prospects

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

March 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Review: 7 products to help you get outside for spring break

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — While local temperatures have been an unpredictable roller coaster lately, the unusually warm days and vast blankets of snow have created plenty ...

March 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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