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Red snapper rules finalized

NEW ORLEANS - Red snapper quotas for recreational and commercial fishermen will drop by almost 50 percent from quotas in force early last year, under new regulations that take effect Feb. 28.

February 21, 2008 | Associated Press Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Registration is open for Savannah's Critz race

SAVANNAH - On Feb. 23, participants in the second annual Critz Race for Preservation 10K/5K in Savannah will be out walking and running in support of the Historic Savannah Foundation.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for Jan. 27

Hello friends and fishermen. Missed you all last week. Things are looking cold for the weekend but I still have a few reports from Rayburn and John at Yellow Bluff and around the coastal area.

February 10, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Shorebird count is Monday

BRUNSWICK - A small army of bird watchers will scour Georgia's barrier island beaches on Monday. Their mission: Count and identify every waterbird they see.

February 10, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Local riders win regional honors

Four riders from Dixie Stables in Allenhurst won regional honors at the 2007 United Professional Horseman's Association Horsemanship Finals in Perry in October.

February 10, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Conservation aids Mallards in navigating modern flyway

On a cold and damp winter morning, a stand of flooded timber in southern Arkansas is prime real estate. Not just for the rice farmers or timber barons of the region, but for the throngs of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), other species of waterfowl and hunters alike, all brought together by a mass migration, ideal habitat and a love for one of North America's most recognized ducks. Here, mallard hens and drakes take to an open pool of water to feed in the water as the sun strains to cast shadows through the low-hanging clouds while the far-off sounds of ...

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Massive Winter Bird Count Just Weeks Away

11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count collects vital stats for bird conservation

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Altamaha Riverkeeper, James Holland listed among the 100 most influential Georgians

In the just released 2008 edition of Georgia Trend magazine, James Holland the Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK), is listed as one of 100 Most Influencial Georgians. However when you look at the photographs of the most influencial people in Georgia, James is the only one in the entire magazine who is not smiling, in fact James looks downright mad.

February 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Rodeo tickets on sale online

PERRY - The 18th annual Georgia National Junior Livestock Show, Feb. 20-24, features Georgia's 4-H and FFA students competing for statewide championships.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Advice from local fitness expert

Keeping in tune with the New Year and being that, for most, the number one resolution is to stay start a diet or work out program, we asked Richard Sommerville from the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA a few questions about weight loss and weight training.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


New e-news focuses on non-game wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether the subject is wood storks or bog turtles, right whales or sandhills, a new e-mail newsletter from the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of NaturalResources covers the state's wide range of nongame creatures and natural habitats.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line Jan.13

Hello friends. Welcome to the new year, living on Georgia's beautiful coast.

January 29, 2008 | By Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild facts: Sapsuckers at work

Have you ever noticed shallow, little holes lined up in rows on a tree trunk? Your first thought might be that an accurate marksman fired BBs at the tree. But the holes most likely are the handiwork of the yellow-bellied sapsucker.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR announces K-5 poster contest

FORSYTH - Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to discover "The Sights and Sounds of Wild Georgia" and participate in the annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Chilly weather brings out the cook

Hello my cold weather fishermen and friends.

January 22, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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New complex adds services, gears up for summer

The Liberty County Community Complex is a busy place, and county officials say it is about to get even more foot traffic with tag-renewal services, summer library programs and the pool opening.

April 14, 2014 | Denise Etheridge | Outdoors/Recreation


Boater-safety course on April 19

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater-safety course April 19.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR launches online map of recreation land

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Boat not needed to secure good catch

Hello, friends and neighbors. It looks like we may have some nice weather for a while. I don't about you, but I sure am tired of all the cold.

March 24, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Harris Neck preserves wildlife for next generation

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1962 to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of indigenous wildlife, according to Harris Neck refuge manager Kimberly Hayes.

March 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Game day for Feb. 24

What to watch, attend:

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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