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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


Conservation tags help state buy land

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Jason Wisniewski hopes to spend 40 days hunting deer and other game this season. In late November, however, the wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section was hunting for endangered mussels on Florida's Apalachicola River, part of a federal survey spurred by drought and dropping lake levels upstream in Georgia.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Research finds more bats than expected

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A student's summer spent slogging through Georgia swamps with a flashlight in hand has shed light on the range and favored shelter of a most secretive bat.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State announces Go Fish Georgia sites

PERRY - As the Georgia Department of Natural Resources begins implementation of the Go Fish Georgia program, Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the locations for the Go Fish Georgia Center and Hatchery, and the 10 sites across the state for mega-ramps to be built on lakes and rivers.

January 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Recipe for slow fishing days

Hello, friends. Tight Line Sr. here.

January 15, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Walk into the New Year

January 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


January-February schedule for raceway

2008 SuperBowl of Racing IV Schedule of Events, Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick) Jan. 23-Feb. 2

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State extends shrimp season

BRUNSWICK -- A below-average season has prompted Georgia officials to extend for another month the harvest of food shrimp.

January 11, 2008 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season opens Jan. 1, runs through March

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial shad season is from 6 a.m. Jan. 1 through midnight March 31, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Shad season to open Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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