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Fitzgerald Chicken Fest next weekend

FITZGERALD - Historic downtown Fitzgerald struts its stuff again March 20-21 with the city's Wild Chicken Festival, an annual event announced by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division in partnership with the community.

March 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Calling all gobblers: Turkey season starts March 21

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Turkey hunters across the state are dusting off their calls in preparation for the upcoming turkey season. Opening day is Saturday March 21, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division anticipates another enjoyable season.

March 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Family paddle on Canoochee

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee-Canoochee annual Canoochee River Race has been replaced by a Family Paddle. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper has scheduled the Family Paddle for Saturday, April 11 (rain/flood date April 25). Paddlers from all over the Southeast will spend the day paddling down the beautiful Canoochee River.

"We are really excited to be able to showcase the beauty of the Canoochee with families from around the Southeast ," said Chandra Brown, executive director and Riverkeeper . "The Canoochee River Race has been wildly popular, and we are really excited to change the format to be more family-friendly and provide a leisurely experience on ...

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proposed coal plant threatens local waters

Although there's a lot of attention currently focused on Liberty County's proposed wastewater treatment facility at Tradeport East Industrial Center, members of the Ogeechee–Canoochee Riverkeepers organization say there's another area that also should be in the limelight - the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers.

March 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Outdoors/Recreation


What do you think about trout sizes?

Tight Line Jr., here and I hope everyone is doing well. Not much on reports this weeks, but I do have one.

March 09, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: Help wildlife

Georgians can support nongame wildlife conservation, education and recreation projects by purchasing a wildlife license plate for their vehicles. A one-time $25 tag fee applies in addition to annual registration and ad-valorem fees. The bald eagle and hummingbird license plates are a primary funding source for the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section.

March 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Get out your paddles

The approaching spring weather will provide opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to hit the trails and explorers our area's coastal outdoor recreational areas. If you're seeking an outdoor water adventure, look no further than the Altamaha River, a mere 25-minute car ride to freedom and beauty.

March 02, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Outdoors/Recreation


Nice merchandise at big boat show

Hello everyone Tight Line Jr., here. Ol' Tight Line says to tell everyone hello and good fishing. He is doing fine and hopes everyone else is, too.

March 02, 2009 | Donnie Branch Contributing writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Participants needed for youth birding T-shirt art contest

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Like birds? Love to draw? Georgia's Fourth Annual Youth Birding Competition is offering a T-shirt Art Contest for resident kids.

March 02, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: calling all young artists

Hey, kids! In anticipation of spring, cure your winter blues by drawing or painting a picture for one of the Georgia DNR's art contests! The Give Wildlife A Chance poster contest is open to K-5th grade and this year's theme is "Nature's gifts: the plants and animals of Georgia." The deadline to submit artwork is March 9.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Dogs help to preserve rare snakes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - C.J. is all Lab: big, bad to jump on you, bent on chasing tennis balls.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Parks offer businesses affordable alternative

ATLANTA - In today's challenging economic times, cutting corporate budgets doesn't have to mean giving up the annual executive golf outing or sales retreat. It just might mean rethinking the venue. Georgia State Park's seven lodges are ideal venues for meetings and corporate retreats. The modern accommodations, scenic environments and recreational opportunities provide groups the perfect blend of business and pleasure at an affordable cost.

February 23, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: When snakes chill out

Snakes are cold-blooded, or ectothermic, which means their body temperature matches their surroundings. For example, if the temperature outside is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a snake's body temperature is close to freezing.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Black seas bass is the catch of the day

Hello, folks. Tight Line Jr. here, and it seems that black seas bass is the fish of the day. Here are just a few reports from around the coastal empire.

February 16, 2009 | Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Waterbird census shows solid numbers

BRUNSWICK - Dedicated bird watchers braved cold temperatures and, in some cases, 25 mph winds to search Georgia's barrier island beaches for birds on Jan. 16. The objective: Count and identify every waterbird they could find while roaming the chilly beaches.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Weather may be rainy; coastal fishing fine

Hello folks. I sure hope everyone out there in the beautiful southeast Georgia Coast is enjoying our unseasonably warm weather.

January 23, 2017 | By Donny Branch Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Youngsters can sharpen bird ID skills

It's time for young birders to begin honing their bird-identifying skills as they prepare for the 12th annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, set for ...

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: 4 outdoor products for winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The winter sports season is in full force and the ski resorts have been getting solid snowfall, creating excellent powder opportunities. Overall ...

January 21, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How I plan to combat the distorted body images on social media

Years ago, I wrote a column about my frustration toward magazines that perpetuated unrealistic body images. I was angry that my young daughters were growing ...

January 17, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Take crunchy shrimp to playoffs

Hello friends and neighbors. This week I have a little spiced-up shrimp recipe I thought you may like to try while watching some of the ...

January 16, 2017 | By Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


More than 60,000 take First Day Hike

ATLANTA - Across the nation, thousands of Americans started 2017 off on the "right foot" by attending a First Day Hike in America's state parks ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hearings will help shape hunting laws

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and others interested are encouraged to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of proposed hunting regulations for the ...

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


3 different ways to cook wild game

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With only a handful of hunts left to close before the big game season is over, most hunters are kicking back and ...

January 07, 2017 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips for the beginner skier, snowboarder

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — January marks the beginning of a new year. For many of us, this means new goals are set with the hopes of ...

January 04, 2017 | Lindy Phippen Smith KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Showing kindness to ourselves may be the healthiest goal of all

Goodbye and good riddance 2016. I doubt I was the only one doing a jig of joy when the ball dropped and ushered in a ...

January 04, 2017 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Viral video shows bull elk stop traffic in Idaho

HAILEY, Idaho — Toni Marcroft was driving on a highway near her hometown of Hailey, Idaho, when she came across a traffic delay caused by a ...

January 02, 2017 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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