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WILD Facts: Secret lives of salamanders

More species of salamanders live in Georgia than any other group of amphibians or reptiles. Nevertheless, perhaps because these creatures are shy and silent, most people know little about them. Members of the mole salamander family are specially secretive, primarily living underground and only rising to the surface to breed.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. hunters need new deer harvest record

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division reminds deer hunters who purchased a big game license for the 2007-08 season that they need a new deer harvest record prior to the 2008-09 deer-hunting season. Hunters under 16, landowners and honorary and lifetime license holders must also obtain a deer harvest record and complete deer harvest information. Hunters may obtain new deer harvest records free of charge from any license agent.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting season starts

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 10, (statewide).

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dock tour back in full swing

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Ole' Tight Line here.

September 30, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Cougars dwindling

Cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther and even painter are all common names used when referring to puma concolor coryi. This large cat ranges from the Canadian Northwest across the western half of the U.S. and southward through most of South America. The cougar's wide distribution may explain why it has more common names than any other animal, with 40 names in English alone.

September 30, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Be ready to share the woods this fall

Those who love the outdoors welcome cooler weather after a hot, humid summer. Hiking is more pleasant, and autumn's colors inspire nature photographers and artists. Birdwatchers search for unusual species during the fall migration. Hunters relish the chance to harvest game.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Exotic Geckos

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division has confirmed a second Indo-Pacific gecko population in the state. The non-native lizard was spotted at a home in Savannah and identified via photograph by senior wildlife biologist John Jensen of the division's Nongame Conservation Section.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Sept. 15 meeting to address boating regulations

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold a public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Georgia Boat Safety Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to provide the legal authority for certified peace officers to enforce exclusive use areas upon state waters permitted and properly marked under the marine event requirements and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources. Those interested are encouraged to bring this hearing to the attention of others who also may wish to participate.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort Stewart aims for eco-friendly buffers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division trains daily to combat terrorism and other threats around the world. But one threat looms as close as the boundaries of the largest Army base east of the Mississippi River: population growth and the development it brings.

September 23, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Beyond the buzz of cicadas

Summer evenings are filled with the sounds of cicadas, large insects with wide-set eyes and transparent, veined wings. In error, some people refer to the non-jumping cicada as a locust, which is a grasshopper relative. Male cicadas attract females by making an extremely loud, rattling buzz with their abdomens. Females respond by clicking their wings.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Kayak for a Kure Sept. 13

The first Hugh H. Armstrong Kayak for a Kure event to benefit American Diabetes Association will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, with a kayak paddle and classes for beginners and followed by a celebration including food and beverages, entertainment and health and vendor booths. The cost is $75 per person.

September 09, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish will often surprise you

This week in fishing:

May 16, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Charity fishing tournament set for Saturday in Long Co.

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish fundraiser for area children with health issues, will be Saturday at Noble's Cabin in ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a ...

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


State parks to mark Kids to Parks Day is May 21

ATLANTA - Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites have planned family friendly activities in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Sponsored ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hook ’em fever spreading

This week on the coastal waterway:

May 09, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video: Saltwater anglers catch giant tuna with drone

FINGAL HEAD, Australia — The biggest limitation of surf fishing has always been the inability to reach fish that are further out than you can cast ...

May 08, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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