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Friends of parks group mobilize support after budget cuts

ATLANTA - In light of the recent announcement from DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb regarding possible state park and historic site closings, Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is developing an action plan to help mobilize local chapters and members in support of the state park system and to advocate against further cuts to the system's operating budget. The group plans to work with the commissioner, the division and its members to mitigate the impact of the proposed.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD Facts: Mosquito control with fins

Native to the Southeast but stocked elsewhere, mosquitofish are also known by their genus name, Gambusia. These live-bearing fish resemble guppies, with males and females only reaching 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 inches long, respectively. To protect themselves from larger fish, mosquitofish hide in vegetation along pond edges.

September 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Loggerhead nesting season off to promising start

BRUNSWICK - The sight of tiny turtles scurrying toward the ocean is a promising sign for the loggerhead sea turtle. And this year, nest numbers of this imperiled species are at a record high in Georgia.

September 02, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Tourneys net good results

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here and I've got some good reports from Yellow Bluff and the surrounding coastal area. The St. Catherine's Sport Fishing Club recently held its tournament and Danny, Roy and Mitchell Clark took first place landing 23 nice size trout.

September 02, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Record number of turtle nests found

SAVANNAH -- Rare loggerhead sea turtles are having a record nesting season on the Georgia coast and have been laying eggs in promising numbers on southern Atlantic beaches from Florida to the Carolinas.

August 29, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation

Warm water attracts sharks

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here. I've been a little under the weather lately and speaking of weather, man has it been hot.

August 26, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Tight Line | Outdoors/Recreation

Gray's Reef welcomes new members

The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary's Advisory Council has accepted the appointments of Scott Harris, College of Charleston, to the council seat for university education and of Capt. Wendell Harper to the council seat for charter/commercial fishing.

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Angler breaks record with shark

Special to the Courier

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Wild Facts: The grod that whistles

If you whistle for a dog to come, you'll know what a bird-voiced treefrog sounds like. Males call to attract females from May through September, emitting several high-pitched, bird-like whistles in a row. You're more likely to hear this nocturnal amphibian than you are to see it, since it is small, well camouflaged and only descends from trees to breed. If you do catch a glimpse, the bird-voiced treefrog looks like a miniature gray treefrog but without the yellow inner thigh color. Both bird-voiced and gray treefrogs have a light spot under each eye and body colors that ...

August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgia State Parks upcoming events

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August 26, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Dove hunters may bag more birds this season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia dove hunters may soon reap the benefits of a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations approval aimed at expanding dove season opportunities. USFWS's Service Regulations Committee recently adopted a change in the framework increasing the dove bag limit from 12 to 15. Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division will propose a regulation change reflecting the new federal framework at the Board of Natural Resources meeting Aug. 27. If approved, it will take effect just in time for the Georgia dove hunting season, which begins Sept. 6.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

WILD Facts: Red mite with an itchy bite

Chiggers, also known as red bugs, are the tiny larvae of harvest mites.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

New guide maps out adventure on Altamaha

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Enjoying the scenic Altamaha River, one of Georgia's most biologically diverse rivers, has never been easier. The Altamaha River Partnership, with support from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, now has an updated, informative guide to the 137-mile corridor.

August 19, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Fish tournament grows by half

Hello friends and fellow fishermen,

August 12, 2008 | By Allen and donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

License sales topic at meeting

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division plans to change hunting and fishing licenses over the Internet raised so many concerns that the department decided to revise the plan.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

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This year I'm thankful for those who helped me find my inner athlete

Thanksgiving wasn’t always my favorite holiday. Growing up, Christmas was always No. 1. Staying up late to watch Christmas specials on TV because there ...

November 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 2 goggles to check out for the ski season

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Snow is here and the ski and snowboard season is upon us.

November 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

NPS closes Cockspur Lighthouse

SAVANNAH - Effective immediately Fort Pulaski National Monument has closed the Cockspur Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Island.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish break lines, but not hearts

Well fellow anglers and readers, last weekend took me back a couple of years like it was when I first started the dock tour.

November 23, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Big fish spotted during the dock tour

Hello, friends and neighbors. We spotted a big one this past weekend on the dock tour.

November 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

DNR hosts 26th annual poster contest

Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia's wildlife and students' artistic interests by participating in the 26th annual Give Wildlife a ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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