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Gator season set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia remains a popular destination for alligator hunters given the available healthy population of more than 200,000 gators. For the past six years, thousands of applicants have competed for a chance to participate in a quota hunt, and the number of applicants continues to grow each year. The deadline for this year's applications is July 31. For those selected, the season runs Sept. 6-Oct. 5.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cpl. Mike Binion named ranger of the year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


2008-09 hunting regulations now available online

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cottage groundbreaking at Gordonia-Altamaha

A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Muddy Spokes gets first members

ACWORTH - Three Acworth residents are the first bicyclers to complete the Muddy Spokes Club challenge from Georgia's State Parks.

July 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


The Allen Branch Inshore Trout Tournament! Has a nice ring doesn't it?

Hello everyone, Tight Line, Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line has a sore arm, so you're stuck with me this weekend.

July 29, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Course re-opens as 18-hole championship link

The much-anticipated re-opening of Brazell's Creek Golf Course in Reidsville is scheduled for July 15.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Jekyll boat ramp closing for renovation

BRUNSWICK -- The Jekyll Island Authority and Georgia DNR have temporarily closed the Jekyll Island public boat ramp beginning Monday. Barring unforeseen delays, the boat ramp will reopen late September.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild Facts: A time for fawns

Female white-tailed deer, or does, give birth to fawns in late spring and early summer. Each doe may have one fawn, twins or, rarely, triplets. At birth, a fawn's body measures only 1-1/2 feet long and weighs 4-7 pounds. The fawn's eyes are open, but weak legs don't allow for much standing or walking.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife projects planned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The topics vary from diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island to native plants in Atlanta. But the focus is the same: Help Georgians learn about and enjoy the wildlife around them.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Entries sought for senior golf tourney

MARIETTA - Entries are now being accepted for the 22nd annual Georgia Senior Championship, which takes place Aug. 27-29 at The Landings Club in Savannah.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sponge crab ban extended

BRUNSWICK - The Department of Natural Resources has extended the current ban on harvesting sponge (egg-bearing) blue crabs.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Online tee times

Georgia State Park Golf Courses announced this week that golfers are now able to book tee times in advance via the Internet.

July 15, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Register early for tournament

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ol' Tight Line here. I guess by now you heard the news about the Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament, where they named me an honorary captain.

July 15, 2008 | By Allen and donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Tournament to honor Tight Line, Sr.

Hello friends Tight Line Jr. here with something special. Thanks to the owner and operator of the Sunbury Crab Co. and Marina, Barney Maley, the 2008 Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament will honor my father, Allen Branch, by naming him honorary captain for the tournament.

July 08, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Oyster harvest closes Monday

BRUNSWICK - Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m. Monday through midnight Sept. 30.

May 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Whiting is a hot catch these days

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area.

May 27, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster harvest to close in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Monday through midnight Wednesday, Sept. 30.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Pulaski increasing entrance fees

SAVANNAH - Fort Pulaski National Monument will implement an entrance fee increase June 15, according to a news release.

May 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts. A great podcast keeps the mind engaged and distracted while the feet are busy and the legs are burning. It’s like having a conversation without having to do any work. Here are a few of my current favorites. Notice: Only a couple are running related.

May 22, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Dates set for Eagles football camps

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz has announced the dates for six Eagle Invasion Football Camps in the summer of 2015 with locations across Georgia.

May 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Kids fishing derby June 6 in RH

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will host its 25th annual kids fishing derby from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 6, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144 between the library and Kroger.

May 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Why this 40-year-old mother still runs

My reasons for beginning running were simple: I needed peace, quiet and alone time.

May 11, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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