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Riverkeeper photography contest under way

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper is seeking entries through April 1 for the annual photography contest.

March 29, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Stewart receives national conservation award

Fort Stewart recently received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2009 Military Conservation Partner Award recognizing an extraordinary conservation partnership that, among other highlights, has seen the state's largest red-cockaded woodpecker population more than double in 15 years.

March 29, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee Swamp Park tower rises again

The Okefenokee Swamp Park recently finished renovating its famous observation tower, which is once again open to the public. The tower stands 90 feet tall and is the highest viewing point over "The Land of the Trembling Earth," which is what the Creek and Seminole Indians once called the swamp.

March 22, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Great dad, angler will be missed

Well, friends, Tight Line Jr. here. I must admit this is a tough column to write. It's my first column without Ol' Tight Line, and it's hard to believe he is gone. I miss him every day, but I know in my heart he and mom are fishing in Heaven.

March 22, 2010 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Spring break ideas that won’t break the bank

ATLANTA - Tight finances don't mean families have to give up a spring break vacation. Parents who plan ahead can take advantage of affordable accommodations at Georgia's 48 state parks. Once settled in, they'll find mini-resorts outside their doors, with a range of amenities such as nature trails, playgrounds, fishing docks, ranger programs, disc golf and more.

March 22, 2010 | Staff rpeort | Outdoors/Recreation


Statewide turkey hunting season opens March 20

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Turkey hunters across the state are practicing their yelps and clucks in preparation for the upcoming turkey season. Opening day is Saturday, March 20, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division anticipates that the 2010 season should be good, and harvest levels should be similar to the past several years.

March 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival struts its stuff

FITZGERALD - Fitzgerald can crow over its Wild Chicken Festival. The annual celebration, set for March 19-20, has been going strong for 10 years after organizers converted the former rattlesnake roundup to focus on the town's wild Burmese chicken population.

March 15, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wild facts: Insects in winter

Many insect populations die off when cold weather hits, but some species are able to survive through the winter. Adult beetles, aphids and leafhoppers seek shelter under loose tree bark, in ground debris and even in our homes. Honeybees create heat in the middle of their hives by rapidly moving their bodies and wings. Beetle grubs bury themselves several inches deep in the soil.

March 15, 2010 | Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR advisory council to meet

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's coastal advisory council will have its winter 2010 meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 18, at the Coastal EMC in Midway. The CAC quarterly meetings inform council members and the public about coastal management activities.

March 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Angling opportunities plentiful in Ga.

ATLANTA - Spring is on the way and as the weather warms and people venture outside, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources encourages families to go fishing.

March 08, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Anglers will miss old buddy

The fishing community lost a dear friend with the passing of Allen Branch, known in our community as Ol' Tight Line. Branch died Wednesday at Candler Hospital.

March 08, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Local swimmers shine at state championship

Two local swimmers participated in a meet at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Feb. 26-28. Sandra Scott and McKaylin Darsey swam in the 11-12 age group.

March 08, 2010 | Susan Baker Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


NAACP run set for Saturday

The Liberty County NAACP will host its third annual Freedom Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. in downtown Hinesville.

March 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Junior Golf Tour begins March 20

ATLANTA - Young golfers have the chance to play 10 courses across Georgia during the 2010 Georgia Junior Golf Tour. Running March 20 through Oct. 24, the tour travels to all Georgia State Park Golf Courses, plus courses at Brasstown Valley, Lake Blackshear, Stone Mountain and Jekyll Island. The season-ending Championship Cup will be Nov. 13-14. Boys and girls ages 6-18 are invited to register at www.georgiajuniorgolftour.com.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


No spearfishing gear in Gray’s Reef

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has released a rule to prohibit the use of spearfishing gear in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Possession of spearfishing gear is also prohibited except for vessels passing through the sanctuary without interruption, and only when the gear is stowed and not available for immediate use. NOAA has prepared an environmental assessment and has determined there will be no significant impact as a result of this action.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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