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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


Scouts to spiff up Ga. state parks

ATLANTA - Many Georgia state parks will soon get spiffed up facilities thanks to a new partnership with the Boy Scouts. In celebration of the Boy Scouts of America's 100th anniversary, the young volunteers are teaming up with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to complete service projects such as trail construction, grounds cleanup and playground installation.

February 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. couple turn yard into habitat for wildlife

JEFFERSON - A residential backyard might seem a strange place to cultivate a wildlife refuge.

February 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR accepting comments on proposed shark fishing rules

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting written public comments on a proposal to amend a rule of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' saltwater fishing regulations.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia trails, parks offer great cycling opportunities

ATLANTA - As winter drags on and those New Year's resolutions start to fall by the wayside, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources makes it a little easier to stick with your commitment to spend more time outdoors.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Annual bird count begins Feb. 12

Bird watchers coast to coast are invited to take part in the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 12-15. Participants in the free event will join thousands of volunteers counting birds in their own backyards, local parks or wildlife refuges.

February 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cut strokes off your game

One way to cut a few slices off your golf game is to get fit and maintain it with exercise. "There is a direct relationship between golf and your overall physical well being," Dr. Jacques Beauchamp, cofounder of Spine and Sport Prevention, told members of the Hinesville Rotary Club Tuesday. The physical therapy clinic, headquartered in Effingham County, has branches throughout the area, including one in Hinesville, which is building a three-story building in an office park near Liberty Regional Medical Center. Beauchamp said regular exercise will build up anyone's strength, flexibility and endurance, all which can help golfers ...

February 01, 2010 | Pat Watkins | Outdoors/Recreation


Use artificial bait during cold weather

Hello everybody, Tight Line Jr. here. Not much been going on lately with the cold weather and cold water. Ol' Tight Line and I think things should start to pick up around the end of the month. But here is a tip for ya'll: Artificial bait works well this time of year. Pick your choice as long as they can smell it.

February 01, 2010 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Service wants more info on gopher tortoise

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a clarification of its public information request originally made in its Sept. 9, 2009, gopher tortoise 90-day finding notice, and its extension of the official public comment period.

January 18, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Contest is open to student artists

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites student artists to submit artwork for the 2010 Junior Duck Stamp competition. Entries must be postmarked by March 15.

January 18, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Owl insights

Four species of owls live in Georgia year-round: great-horned, barred, barn and eastern screech. These birds of prey use their excellent hearing and eyesight to hunt at night.

January 18, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


It’s cold, so head for deeper waters

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, trying to keep warm in the chilly weather. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and had fun ringing in the New Year.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cold affects local industries

Shrimping season ends a little early

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Marine life huddles in Florida

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. - More than 200 manatees are wintering in a balmy canal outside a power plant, the latest exotic Florida animals seeking refuge from the state's frigid temperatures.

January 11, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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DNR puts out updated fishing guide

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Anglers can find lots of 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

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


Help count area dolphins

The Dolphin Project is hosting a dolphin program and research training workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the ...

January 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get fit in 2018

The year 2018 is here.

January 06, 2018 | By Erin Johnson Liberty County CVB | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: Outdoor products for the new year

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re hiking in the foothills near your home or trekking deep into the Wind River Mountain Range, having the right ...

January 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Making routines to keep resolutions

Monday is my favorite day of the week. I love mornings. The crack of the spine of a new book is music to my ears ...

January 02, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR will pay to get more people watching wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Wanted: Projects that can use a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia's State Wildlife ...

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR extends shrimp season two weeks

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended until 6:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced last week.

December 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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