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DNR approves parking fee adjustments for state parks

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board has approved an adjustment to parking fees at state parks. The daily parking fee will increase from $3 to $5 per vehicle (12 passenger or less) and the annual pass will increase from $30 to $50, effective May 20, 2009. Discounts are available for seniors age 62 and older, active duty military and veterans. ParkPass was introduced in 1992. This is the second increase in the 17-year existence of the program.

May 04, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


The fish sure are biting

Hey folks, Tight Line Jr. here with some fishing reports from around the coast.

April 29, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Hooked on bream

The group of freshwater fish called bream includes species such as bluegill, redbreast sunfish and redear sunfish. Compared to other sportfish, bream are fairly easy to catch. All you need is a basic rod and reel with monofilament line, a bobber to hold the bait off the bottom and signal bites, and a small hook. Live worms and crickets make good bait and are available at most convenience stores near lakes and rivers.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local riverkeeper wins grant for water tests

STATESBORO - This week River Network and MillerCoors announced the winners of a nationwide grant competition. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper won the grant competition with more than 2,000 votes for their volunteer fish collection project. This project will organize volunteers to catch fish from the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers to test for mercury levels.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Win an RV from Ga. State Park

ATLANTA - Just in time for sleeping-under-the-stars season, Georgia's State Parks are offering a chance to make outdoor getaways even more exciting.

April 22, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Life blooms rich ‘in the pits’ through April

SOCIAL CIRCLE - On an April afternoon fresh from heavy rains and swept by steady winds, Mary Terry asks a question atop Arabia Mountain in Dekalb County:

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


A little something to cure boredom

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

April 20, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: In the shell

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection. In some species, the bottom part of the shell is hinged, forming an extremely tight closure.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tagging study offers free license

CALHOUN - Anglers looking to land trophy trout in the 15-mile stretch of the Toccoa River between Blue Ridge Dam and the Tennessee state line now also have a chance to hunt and fish in Georgia for life for free.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Eagle survey shows rise in nests

FORSYTH - Bald eagle populations continue to soar in Georgia, with 2009 totals from the state Department of Natural Resources showing increases in nests and young fledged.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Chattahoochee anglers get more time

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Previously open to anglers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Georgia Power now has extended

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Archery camp registration now open

Registration is now open for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division's three-day archery camps.

April 13, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Bad weather no longer anobstacle

Hello folks, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, if you were fishing for rain, it looks like your wish came true. But it looks like we have some good fishing weather for the weekend. Here are a few reports from around the coastal area.

April 13, 2009 | Donnie and Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR begins tripletail fish study

BRUNSWICK - The tripletail, a fish popular with anglers but a mystery to scientists, will be the focus of a new study sponsored by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration. Over the next two years, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with the University of Georgia, hopes to learn more about this odd fish by studying the one-of-a-kind congregation of tripletail found in the waters around Jekyll Island.

April 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


'Orphaned' wildlife do not need to be rescued

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Concern for 'orphaned' wildlife is simply human nature. Most people who come across a deer fawn, a young bird or a newborn rabbit will initially watch in amazement and then immediately wonder if the animal is in need of help. Yet, as newborn wildlife blossom into existence this spring, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division encourages residents to resist the urge to 'rescue' these animals.

April 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Kidz-Etc 5K draws biggest field yet

The Annual Kidz-Etc 5K Fun Run was held Saturday in Ludowici.

August 18, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Pooler angler catches record pinfish

BRUNSWICK - Ty Cobb of Pooler has caught a record pinfish, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Eclipse party set for Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will host special tours and events throughout the day Aug. 21 in honor of the solar eclipse.

August 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Knowing when to take a break from running

When I was 8 years old, I idolized Michael Jackson. I plastered my bedroom door with his photos, slept with his image on my pillowcase ...

August 09, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR releases 2017-18 hunting guidebook

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Now online and in print, the 2017-2018 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources ...

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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