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Hearings on hunting laws

The Georgia DNR, WRD will hold three public hearings to receive input on proposed changes to the hunting regulations for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons. The public hearings are scheduled for Tuesday in Newnan, Wednesday Cordele and Thursday in Jasper.

May 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Wildlife camp offered by DNR

Registration is open for the 2007 Wild Summer Week overnight camp in Mansfield.

May 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunting law opinions sought

The Georgia DNR, WRD is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the hunting regulations for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons.

May 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Migratory Bird Day is May 12

Grab the binoculars and head outdoors for some of the most outstanding bird watching opportunities available in Georgia this spring and summer. To raise awareness of the conservation needs of migratory songbirds, shorebirds and their habitats throughout the hemisphere, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and State Parks and Historic Sites Division, Georgia Partners in Flight, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and many statewide partners designated Saturday, May 12 for recognition of International Migratory Bird Day in Georgia. To celebrate the return of these fascinating migrants, DNR invites Georgians to enjoy and learn more about these ...

May 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Concerns to turtles may lead to crab trap TEDs

BRUNSWICK - Recently listed as an "unusual" species by the Board of Natural Resources, the diamondback terrapin will be the focus of two new studies coordinated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and involving the University of Georgia and volunteers from Chatham County.

May 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Marsh, shore protectino meeting in Midway

BRUNSWICK - A joint meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection committees is set for 9 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Coastal EMC building, 1265 Highway 17 in Midway.

May 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Drought prompts stricter water limits

The director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared a level two drought response across the state and will require all Georgians to follow a more stringent outdoor water use schedule.

May 05, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Roadside cleanup through Hinesville

The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 28.

May 05, 2007 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Liberty County Bass Club

The Liberty County Bass Club hosted a fishing tournament in Hardeeville, S.C., on the Savannah River on April 7. The weather was cold with high winds but the club members' spirits were high.

May 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Hummingbirds migrants through Georiga

Hang up your feeders and they will come. A loyal band of birders are watching their feeders anxiously to catch sight of the first ruby-throated hummingbird in their backyards this season. These and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia this spring from their wintering grounds to the south. Ruby-throated hummingbirds may travel more than 600 miles from Mexico to arrive in our state announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (DNR/WRD).

May 01, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Clean up along 84 in Hinesville Saturday

The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

April 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Outdoors briefs

Wildlife camp

April 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Orphaned wildlife need no resuce

Concern for "orphaned" baby wildlife is simply human nature. Most people who come across a baby fawn, a young bird or a newborn rabbit will initially watch in amazement and then immediately wonder if the youngster is in need of help. This spring, as newborn wildlife blossom into existence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to resist the natural urge to rescue these "orphaned" wildlife.

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


Ludowici hosts half rubber tournament

On March 31, The First Annual Krank It Up Half Rubber Tournament was held in Ludowici. The event, organized by Joe Dyson and Sean Tucker, was the first tournament on the 2007 half rubber schedule.

April 25, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


St. Catherines gets zoo certification

DENVER - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has announced the St. Catherines Island Center was granted certification as a related facility by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.

April 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Area hunter nabs huge gator

Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Okefenokee NWR to Increase Recreation Fees

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Tybee Pirate Fest this weekend

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, 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.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proper tree-stand use aids in safer hunting experience

Tree-stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. archery season in full swing

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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