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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


Trip, travel information offered

Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides you with real time traffic and travel information, or allows you to request assistance 24 hours a day. Georgia 511 can be accessed from anywhere in Georgia, by simply dialing 5-1-1.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing report from Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp

These are the fishing reports I received from Raymond Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp:

November 27, 2007 | Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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Hunter safety course concludes in Ludowici July 29

Hunters, it's almost that time again, time to pull out the orange vest and clean your rifle.

July 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddle Georgia brings hundreds to Ogeechee

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

July 03, 2015 | By Brittani Howell For the Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Caution urged on busy boating weekend

High boating traffic is expected this July Fourth holiday as thousands of boaters will be out on the water enjoying the holiday with family and friends.

July 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hot weather is a good time for tasty shrimp cocktail

Howdy, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. Hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated.

July 01, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Outdoor gear for the summer

Warm weather is upon us and summer outings are in full swing. From breathable trail runners to high-performance life jackets, this article looks at a diverse selection of outdoor products that can handle the rigors of summer use.

June 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hears about proposed license fee increases

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out June 17 for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Strollers, toys and other itemts for family road trips and summer fun

The best family products out there merge performance and safety. They’re intuitive enough that anyone can use them, while also working just as they’re supposed to. And they’re also designed well enough that you can take them on the road without any problems.

June 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


State DNR holds forum on license-fee increase

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out Wednesday for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings on plan to help wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The draft of Georgia's revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be the focus of three meetings scheduled for public comment next month.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: Tree tents and other outdoor gear for the summer

Here is a diverse lineup of outdoor products that might be a good fit for your next adventure.

June 21, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Guyton woman catches record grey-snapper

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton.

June 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Advisory issued for St. Simons beach

The Glynn County Health Department has issued an advisory for East Beach at the old Coast Guard station (10th Street to Driftwood Drive) on St. Simons Island.

June 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


My reason to run is just to run

Eight years ago this month I finished my first real run.

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


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