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Public meetings on dove season

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will have eight public meetings across the state in January to provide the public an opportunity to comment specifically on the current dove-season structure as it relates to late-season opportunity and opening day shooting hours.

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


A first for Half Moon River?

Hello friends. It was a good week of fishing. Here are some fishing reports from Yellow Bluff Marina and around the coastal area.

January 01, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


NOAA starting debris monitoring on reef

NOAA has established a new monitoring program in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary to collect data on the location and types of marine debris in the sanctuary. The monitoring data will be used to support cleanup efforts and reduce harmful effects on sanctuary resources.

January 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


'Citizen scientists' to count birds over holiday

FORSYTH - Spend a day with the birds this holiday season by joining in the 108th National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count program, an annual hemispheric early-winter bird census. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is celebrating its 37th year of participation in Christmas Bird Counts and encourages interested citizens to take part as well.

December 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Gray's Reef to have research workshop

SAVANNAH -The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary will hold a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council's working groups Dec. 18 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Dec. 19 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Courtyard Marriott Historic District, Savannah, Georgia (415 W. Liberty Street).

December 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish biting despite wind

Well friends and fishermen, the wind has been blowing but the fish are still biting.

December 25, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Altamaha-ha may be area's Nessie

As recently seen on Georgia Public Broadcasting's program "Georgia Outdoors," there may be something lurking in the waters of the Altamaha River around Darien.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hike the Appalachian Trail

Winding over 2,100 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Main, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the path of the Appalachian mountains, passing through 14 states, two national parks, and eight national forests. Hikers are responsible for the upkeep of the primitive shelters and trailside campsites, seven to eight miles apart.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


So many fish, so little time

Hello friends and fishermen.

December 20, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Hampton Island Preserve opens equestrian center

Hampton Island Preserve celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for its new equestrian center. The center, designed by Atlanta based architect Bill Foley, consists of 12 stalls. Each stall in the $2.2 million 6,612 square foot facility is 12x12 feet and has ceiling fans and automatic water dispensers for the horses. The horses that live in the stalls are trained for several different equine disciplines including jumping, dressage, and hunters.

December 11, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Dog-baying tourney this weekend

Ray's Bay Pen will host a Dog Baying Competition this Saturday and Sunday in Long County.

December 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Results from dog-baying contest

Here are the results from Ray's Bay Pen Competition on Nov 17-18.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing action heats up

Well friends, it looks like the fishing was good all around this week.

December 11, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Unprecedented rebound of Whitetail deer due to conservationism

By the time the sun is high enough to illuminate the patch of oak trees on the hill, a herd of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will have been feeding in the shadows for quite some time. A group of mature does, fawns and a few bucks browsing on the acorns strewn across the ground stop feeding only long enough to glance in the direction of the faintest noise or to engage in social activities. Once the air is warmed with the sun's light, the group will disappear at its leisure into the cover of the grassy creek bottoms nearby.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hot issue: Half-inch cast nets

I received some fishing reports this week and was glad to them from several fishermen.

December 11, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?

In June 2013 Nik Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallenda circus family, walked 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge on nothing more than a 2-inch steel cable. It took a little more than 22 minutes to walk the quarter-mile battling 30 mph winds and dust along the way. Talk about a balancing act.

March 03, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Ogeechee River: Crown Jewel of Coastal Georgia

Life in Southeast Georgia is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.

February 28, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video allegedly shows Bigfoot in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN — Al Nash is a spokesman for Yellowstone National Park. As part of his job, he often addresses issues relating to grizzly bears and bison. But he recently added a new topic to the list: Bigfoot.

February 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


To the woman in the back row of class

Dear new girl in the back row in class today,

February 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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