You know the local lake that you spend all your time fishing? The one with all those houses that line the shore - the houses with all the boat docks? Those docks might be clogged with people loading and unloading boats and having all kinds of fun, but some of the best crappie fishing can be found directly below them at almost any time of year.
Black bear images spark a wide array of human emotions. Curiosity and awe come to mind for some; caution and fear emerge for others. When observed in populated areas, panic proves the most common reaction. Yet, as spring approaches and the likelihood of bear sightings increases, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to educate themselves by being "bear aware."
Very little fishing activity on the coast this past week There is very little fishing activity this week because of windy conditions and the recent cold front that made its way to our area. Ray Goodman from Yellow Buff fishing camp had very little to report as well. The one report we have is from Buddy Smith who landed some sheephead. Goodman has some live minnows and fiddlers and he hopes to have some live ...
Gone are the days of backyard potlucks. Groups today are choosing to travel, sometimes planning entire weekends of activities, for their gatherings. From family reunions to spiritual retreats, Georgia's 48 State Parks provide the perfect setting for social get-togethers.
As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recommends that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of the yard size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.
I have some good fishing reports this week. Most of the fishing reports were given to me by Rayburn Goodman, from Yellow Bluff fishing camp. But, Donnie Branch, my son, caught a 6-1/2 lb, 25-inch bass just off Planting Hammock on Tuesday.
The Liberty County Bass Club hosted a fishing tournament at Kings Ferry on the Ogeechee River in Richmond Hill on March 3.
Special to the Courier By Hank Parker Whether you just got a new boat or your old one spent the winter months parked in the garage, you've got to be excited about the fact that the calendar now says it's March. Regardless of what the weather is like at your place right now (I thought the groundhog didn't see his shadow this year), we're only a few weeks away from spring. And if you're like ...
Sumter Utilities' Gary Davis (front) and his crew, David Smith, Jami Johnson, Michael Waters and Calvin Thomas, replace a fishing-line-entangled power line over Riceboro Creek at Highway 17. The Sumter employees, who work in the area under a contract with Georgia Power, got the job after Dot Moss and county Commissioners Eddie Walden and Pat Bowen contacted Robert Stokes, Georgia Power's area director. Stokes arranged the details.
Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill will welcome Paul Moffatt Pressly as guest speaker in their Renaissance Lecture Series. Pressly will enlighten guests to facts about Ossabaw Island as well as give a snapshot of the Island's activities today.
Commentary As the Courier hopes to increase its coverage of hunting in the area, I knew I had to familiarize myself with the topic, while coming to grips with the embarrassing fact that I had never shot a gun. That changed two days ago. While spending the last 23 years of my life in Ohio, one would justly assume that a deer head would hang above my stove where a fresh pot of venison stew ...
Our fishing has been real slow; however it looks like it is starting to improve. I received some reports of good catches of sheephead this week from Rayburn Goodman of Yellow Bluff Fishing Camp and he has live fiddlers and live minnows. These are the catches from the past weekend: Mike Bell fishing with Tony Bell and Billy and Allen Myrick, landed 30 sheephead, 20 pumpie and 50 black sea bass; Tony Phillips and party ...
The Georgia Coastal Management Program's (GCMP) Coastal Advisory Council's winter quarterly meeting is set for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 26 at the conference room of the Coastal EMC in Midway. The Coastal EMC is on Highway 17 about two miles south of Midway (off exit 76, west of 1-95). Council meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. Council meetings offer members and the public the ability to remain informed on ...
CUMBERLAND ISLAND - Drops of moisture fall from the Spanish moss that hangs from live oaks onto the fan-shaped palmetto fronds below. A hungry armadillo busily scavenges under vines and ferns. A breeze off the teal Atlantic plays with the mane of a sturdy feral horse trotting on the ivory sand dunes.
Submitted Most bird watchers have a favorite, which for many in Georgia is the brown thrasher, the state bird. But another species, the purple martin, generates enormous excitement and passion. Georgians have a long tradition of hosting purple martins, a swallow species. Because martins are totally dependent on humans for housing, landlords anxiously await their return each year and post reports of scouts on an online data base at purplemartin.org - maintained by the Purple ...
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Those needing a hunter-education course before deer season have three options to make that happen.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island, Georgia, is set to host the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Oct. 10-13, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.
SAVANNAH, GA. -- Visitors to Savannah's Skidaway Island State Park can now sleep in air-conditioned comfort thanks to new camper cabins. The three mini-cabins each offer a screened porch, bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids' sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, cooking supplies and sense of adventure. Outside, they'll find a picnic table, grill and fire ring surrounded by beautiful Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Skidaway Island State Park offers a wide ...
Archery enthusiasts have a new range to visit now that the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) Archery Range officially opened today, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
Free celebrations are planned in the area for National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
COVINGTON - The Georgia Wildlife Federation, through the Foundation's State Giving Program, last week received a $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to assist with Georgia Hunters for the Hungry.
Local hunting show "Hunten Ham Horn Feather" will air at 8 a.m. Sunday.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Deer-hunting season opens Saturday statewide.
The city of Hinesville will host its first 5K run/walk to benefit mental-health patients and build awareness at 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park.
SOCIAL CIRCLE -Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The upcoming Labor Day holiday is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm-weather weekend.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The 2013-14 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - All hunters interested in participating in a deer-quota hunt need to complete an online application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Women interested in the outdoors, but perhaps with little-to-no outdoor knowledge, can discover hunting, fishing, boating and other recreational skills through a program series provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.