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Shad season starts Wednesday morning

WAYCROSS - Commercial fishermen can take to the water at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, which is the opening day of the state's shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Shad season runs through midnight Monday, March 31.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing providing good problems to have

Hello, friends and neighbors, Tight Line Jr. coming to you with a nice little holiday treat.

December 18, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer hunting regulations change

SOCIAL CIRCLE - More than 300,000 hunters pursue the white-tailed deer in Georgia. As a reminder to hunters, there was a regulation change in the number of available days to take deer of either sex depending on the type of equipment used and the area of the hunt, beginning this month.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Golf has winter rules

Question: After completing my round the other day, I was asked by another player, John, to explain a potential rules infraction that had occurred in his foursome. John said that Jack's ball had come to rest on the fringe of the green but up against the rough collar. Jack then took out his driver and used it to move his ball one club length from its original spot. John did not think this was legal under the rules of golf. Was it legal?

November 28, 2013 | By Graham Lewis Golf columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury ramp provides 'reel' sight

Hello, friends and neighbors. I hope everyone is doing well this fall season.

November 27, 2013 | By Donny Branch Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR adds to Wassaw Island reef

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.

November 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Second-largest Ga. park offers big fun

With nearly 6,000 acres, including two lakes, Hard Labor Creek State Park is second in size only by F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Columbus, which boasts more thank 9,000 acres. But being second doesn't prevent this park from offering big fun to the thousands who visit each year.

November 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s Tugaloo State Park is water-sports paradise

Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites sit on prime real estate. Tugaloo State Park is one of them. It's on a wooded peninsula that touches the shores of the nearly 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell. Tugaloo is a water-sports paradise.

November 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


GSU building sports shooting center

STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer control plan comments sought

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The period for public comments on Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division upcoming deer-management plan will end Friday.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Geocachers work Fort McAllister

A group of "modern-day treasure hunters" got the chance to camp out Saturday at Fort McAllister State Historic Park as part of the State Park system's geocaching program.

November 14, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Duck season is almost here

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Given the amount of rainfall this spring and summer, there should be lots of water and plenty of places to go duck hunting later this month, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shooting range closing for construciton

The public shooting range at Richmond Hill Wildlife Management Area will close for an estimated two months beginning Nov. 15, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Pinckney Island refuge to close for deer hunt

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to the public for two full days, Friday-Saturday, while the refuge's annual deer hunt is being conducted.

November 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah refuge to conduct managed hunt this week

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will host its 18th annual mobility-impaired hunt Tuesday and Wednesday. Fifteen hunters who are permanently confined to wheelchairs for mobility were selected to hunt deer and feral hogs on the refuge for the two-day event.

November 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Shad season set to open morning of Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Holiday gift ideas from Georgia State Parks and Historic sites

Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Area’s water temperature is just right

Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.

December 10, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Fort McAllister hosts 'geocampers'

Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.

November 14, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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