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Squirrel season opens

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Whether still-hunting, stalk-hunting or squirrel-dog hunting is your preference, squirrel season started Wednesday.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Popular fishing reef gets new name

BRUNSWICK - One of Georgia's oldest artificial reefs known to most anglers and divers as G Reef has been renamed the "HLHA Reef" in honor of now-retired Coastal Resources Division biologist and artificial reef project coordinator, Henry Ansley.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Flounder starting to bite along coast

Our fishing is improving every week. The fishing reports had bass, flounder and trout. The flounder have started to bite, and their favorite bait is minnows.

August 28, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Youth encouraged to walk to stay fit

August 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia hunting rules available

The 2007-2008 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide now is available, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

August 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Heat taking toll on fishing

Coastal fishing continues to be slow because of the hot weather.

August 21, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia parks division contender for award

Georgia's State Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division is a finalist for the National Recreation and Park Association's "Gold Medal Excellence in Park & Recreation Management" award - the most prestigious award a recreation agency can achieve. Georgia shares the honor with state park systems from Utah and Tennessee.

August 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing season looking up

The weather continues to stay hot, however, I believe our fishing season has started, judging from the fishing reports I have received this past week. The fishermen are catching bass, trout and flounder.

August 14, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Alligators showing up at Yeomans Bird Pond

Recent improvements at Yeomans Bird Pond, one of East Liberty's showplaces, have brought more than just the desired visitors. Observers at the pond, home to a variety of coastal birds, have reported at least two alligators, which they suspect are being fed by visitors because of the fearless way they approach the boardwalk when people visit the area.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Registration for gator season ends next week

Alligators in Georgia currently have a population of more than 200,000, thanks to scientific wildlife management, according to the state DNR.

August 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Alligator surprises Midway couple

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Women outdoors workshop

Women have three opportunities to improve various outdoor skills, including shooting (archery and firearms), fishing and camping, according to the Georgia DNR.

August 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Youngster catches 56-pounder

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Canoe trip on Ogeechee Saturday

Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper will host a paddle down the Ogeechee River next Saturday.

August 07, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


It's been too hot to fish

The weather has been hot, and it has cut down on the fishing. It has been slow for several weeks.

August 07, 2007 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


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5 adventures to go on during a visit to Phoenix

PHOENIX, Arizona — Phoenix offers wonderful opportunities for playing golf during the winter and early spring, but here are some lesser known adventures to experience on your next visit.

March 20, 2015 | Adam Straub KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Boone and Crockett announces new bighorn sheep world record

ALBERTA, Canada — What do black bears, grizzly bears, tule elk and non-typical whitetail deer all have in common? The world records for each animal, as recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club, were not taken by a hunter. Instead, the massive animals died of other causes and were found later and reported.

March 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Have You Seen This? Riding the white line



SCARY TOWN — I am not an extreme sport guy. I wish I were, it’d make me much cooler. In fact, my wife and I just got life insurance, and we were asked the following questions: Do you SCUBA dive? Do you skydive? Do you rock climb? Do you ski?

March 17, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Outdoors/Recreation


Fond farewells to two dear friends

Hello, folks - Tight Line Jr. here, hoping everyone is staying warm and toasty.

March 16, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Forging friendships through running

Sitting in the car with the heater and seat warmers on full blast, I look out the window at a chilly scene. The wind is howling. The sky is gray. The water on the lake looks as choppy and uneven as my self-cut bangs in third grade. Awake since 4:30 a.m., I’ve already taught a strength training class, thrown a load of laundry in the washer and herded the girls to school. It’s always tempting to drive home and crawl under the covers, but I never do. No matter how tired I am, no matter how ...

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


Research project tracking Golden Eagle

A high-tech research project helped along by a middle Georgia hunt club recently began tracking one of the state's most rare raptors – a golden eagle.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


March events at Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Below is a selection of March events at Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks' web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275. You can also become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our monthly newsletter. Thank you for helping promote Georgia's natural and historic resources!

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Turkey season opens Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 11, 2015) – Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills? Hunters eager for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia certainly have. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 21 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2015 season should be a fair one.

March 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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