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10-minute fight worth it for a 15-pounder

Well, hello, friends and fellow anglers. I hope everything is going fine in your world.

May 17, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Grant money will help Georgia track arsonists

The Georgia Forestry Commission has been awarded a federal grant that enhances the safety of residents by strengthening the agency's forest arson investigation program.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Ga. gets $71K to keep waters clean, healthy

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acting Director Rowan Gould recently announced $12.8 million will be awarded to 31 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2010. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pump-out facilities and floating restrooms, to purchase pump-out boats and to provide educational programs for recreational boaters, as they have been since the program's inception in the early 1990s.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Wild Facts: Hummers returning

After wintering in Mexico and Central America, ruby-throated hummingbirds are appearing again in Georgia. Welcome them with some fresh sugar solution in a clean hummingbird feeder (basin-style feeders are easier to keep clean than the inverted bottle kind). Just dissolve one part sugar in four parts water and cool before filling your feeder.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Area attractions plan fun events

War of Jenkins' Ear:

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

High mercury levels found in area fish

STATESBORO - Last week the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization released the results of a fish collection to test for mercury levels in area streams. The report, titled "Protect Yourself and Your Family from Mercury Pollution," provides critical information on the levels of mercury in area fish. Mercury is a toxic pollutant that can cause birth defects and other problems in developing babies and young children if their mothers eat the contaminated fish.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service support oil spill response effort

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is supporting the joint response to the Mississippi Canyon 252 oil spill with experienced specialists, land managers and support personnel.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Fish are biting here and further south

Hello, everyone. I hope all is well. What fine weather we have for some good fishing. I have a few reports from around the Coastal Empire and the greater Southeast.

May 03, 2010 | Donny Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Bald eagles nesting in one-third of Georgia counties

FORSYTH - Nearly one-third of Georgia's 159 counties had bald eagles nesting this year, a count bolstered by steady increases in eagle nests and young across the state.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Nearly $66M in grants will help threatened, endangered species

WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced nearly $66 million in grants to enable states to work with private landowners, conservation organizations and other partners to protect and conserve the habitat of threatened and endangered species.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Run supports Tybee turtle project

TYBEE ISLAND - Saturday, April 24, join young and old alike for the 6th annual Turtle Trot-5K Beach Run.

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation

Scientists search for sturgeon in Savannah River

AUGUSTA (AP) - Jason Moak, senior research scientist for the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, and other scientists are monitoring the annual shortnose sturgeon migration in the Savannah River.

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Help trout recovery

Hello folks, Tight Line Jr. here, hoping everyone is doing well.

April 19, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Ruling made in favor of marshes, against state

In a ruling dated April 13th, 2010, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Altamaha Riverkeeper and against the State of Georgia in a case involving the proposed construction of a nearly 1400-foot long dock over pristine marsh in McIntosh County.

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Go Celebrate Earth Day, Georgia

ATLANTA - The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and throughout the month, communities around Georgia will host events and activities to commemorate the Earth Day birthday. At, you can find a comprehensive list of activities and events in all areas of the state.

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

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Golf tourney helps prisoner re-entry program

The third annual Swing for Re-Entry Charity Golf Tournament is set for April 28 at Taylor's Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.

March 24, 2018 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Finding the right sport

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

March 22, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

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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