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Migrant Hummingbirds returning to Georgia

FORSYTH - Hang up your feeders and they will come. Ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia from their wintering grounds to the south.

April 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife camps available for youth this summer

COVINGTON -- The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center between Covington and Jackson will host its sixth annual FFA Wildlife Camp this summer.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Commercial cast net, shrimp license lottery on June 3

BRUNSWICK -- Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have set the 2008 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery for June 3.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Birds busy with nesting

Spring has sprung and bird nesting has begun. Species that normally nest in cavities may take up residence in dead trees or birdhouses in your yard. Non-cavity nesters may find your evergreen trees and shrubs particularly attractive for raising young.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Take Me Fishing!

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- You can wear your lucky hat and bring your lucky rod, but if you want to make the most of your next fishing trip what you really need is great advice.

April 20, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s new fishing regulations now available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The new 2008-09 Georgia sport fishing regulations are available.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Seasonal trout streams opened Saturday

GAINESVILLE - Despite record drought conditions in Georgia, trout anglers can still anticipate exciting fishing this season.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: The king of snakes

The eastern kingsnake is a shiny black snake with thin white or cream-colored bands. This reptile also is called the "chain snake" because the lines that stretch across its back are linked along the sides. The species' typical length is 3-4 feet long, but the record is almost 7 feet.

April 13, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for March 30, 2008

Hello friends and fishermen, ole Tight Line here.

April 13, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks’ spring blooms beckon nature enthusiasts to get outdoors

ATLANTA - As the days become longer and the weather warmer, Georgia's forests become alive with an array of spring blooms including trout lily, wild azaleas, foam flower, trillim, violets and many other brilliant wildflowers.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Coastal Shorebird survey results show gains for some species

BRUNSWICK - Early results from a January survey indicate higher numbers of several species of birds were on the coast this year.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Field and Stream nationwide search for top outdoorsman

NEW YORK - Field & Stream magazine and Bass Pro Shops, have set the dates for the 2008 Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.

April 06, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tight Line for March 23, 2008

Well friends, sorry we missed all you fishermen and friends last week. Ole Tight Line and Tight Line Jr. were out of pocket.

April 06, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hummingbirds en route

Although rare, hummingbirds that normally breed in the West may visit Georgia in the winter, sometimes staying until March or April. However, the ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species that breeds in eastern North America.

March 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Contributing to conservation on tax reform

SOCIAL CIRCLE - As Georgians file their annual income tax forms, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants to remind residents they can support wildlife at tax time.

March 30, 2008 | Staff report | 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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