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Ohoopee Dunes near Swainsboro to get make over

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Listed by nature columnist Charles Seabrook as No. 10 on the list of Georgia natural wonders to see before you die, the Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area in Emanuel County has long been considered a biodiversity hotspot by biologists.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Alligator hunt permits to increase to 850

SOCIAL CIRCLE - For each of the past eight years, the number of applicants wishing to participate in an alligator quota hunt continues to grow.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Kayak races to benefit Tybee science center

The 12th annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races to benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is set for Saturday, June 12.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Be careful on water this holiday weekend

On Memorial Day weekend one thing is certain, thousands of boaters and anglers will be out enjoying the holiday on state waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Last year there were 158 boating accidents and 13 boating incident related fatalities in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 177 boating under the influence arrests.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Touch a toad, it’s not bad

All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. While most frogs have moist, smooth skin and long legs for leaping, typical toads have dry, warty skin and short legs for hopping.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Strike team concludes successful burn season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Thanks to the hard work by seasonal - yet dedicated - professionals, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Nongame Conservation Section has burned 20,000 acres across the state.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take kids fishing — it’s fun for the whole family

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here, and it looks like I made the front page of the Courier this week.

May 24, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR plans three-day archery camp

WAYCROSS - Designed with everything outdoors in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division's 3-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Registration is now open for the camp, which is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, June 1-3, at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross, Georgia.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Nice catch, release on Ossabaw

While fishing in the surf off Ossabaw Island Capt. Eric Adamski of GeorgiaSaltwaterCharters.com brought a bull redfish to the boat. In fact, Adamski caught three of these huge fish that day.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Life in a shell is not so bad

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell, which is called the carapace. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Girls on the Run 5K marks change of season

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K, celebrating the end of the spring season.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Commercial shrimp cast net license lottery set for June 6

BRUNSWICK - Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are planning for the 2018 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery.

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife rarely abandoned, don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to find seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help, but it is best to leave ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Going after Mr. Big Mouth Bass provides other distractions

The weather claims a high of 86 degrees one early March Saturday, with clear skies and winds 5-10 knots. Early morning fog would be one ...

April 06, 2018 | By Ernie Mitchell Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Young wildlife don’t need ‘rescue’

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly "orphaned" young wildlife and want to help – but it is ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Reasons your fitness progress may be stalling

“I work out five days a week, eat healthy and still can’t lose weight/gain muscle.”

April 04, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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