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Angling opportunities plentiful in Ga.

ATLANTA - Spring is on the way and as the weather warms and people venture outside, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources encourages families to go fishing.

March 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Anglers will miss old buddy

The fishing community lost a dear friend with the passing of Allen Branch, known in our community as Ol' Tight Line. Branch died Wednesday at Candler Hospital.

March 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Local swimmers shine at state championship

Two local swimmers participated in a meet at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Feb. 26-28. Sandra Scott and McKaylin Darsey swam in the 11-12 age group.

March 08, 2010 | Susan Baker Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


NAACP run set for Saturday

The Liberty County NAACP will host its third annual Freedom Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. in downtown Hinesville.

March 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Junior Golf Tour begins March 20

ATLANTA - Young golfers have the chance to play 10 courses across Georgia during the 2010 Georgia Junior Golf Tour. Running March 20 through Oct. 24, the tour travels to all Georgia State Park Golf Courses, plus courses at Brasstown Valley, Lake Blackshear, Stone Mountain and Jekyll Island. The season-ending Championship Cup will be Nov. 13-14. Boys and girls ages 6-18 are invited to register at www.georgiajuniorgolftour.com.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Pooler angler catches record pinfish

BRUNSWICK - Ty Cobb of Pooler has caught a record pinfish, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Eclipse party set for Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will host special tours and events throughout the day Aug. 21 in honor of the solar eclipse.

August 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Knowing when to take a break from running

When I was 8 years old, I idolized Michael Jackson. I plastered my bedroom door with his photos, slept with his image on my pillowcase ...

August 09, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR releases 2017-18 hunting guidebook

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Now online and in print, the 2017-2018 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources ...

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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