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Start park lodges under new management

Four of Georgia State Parks' lodges and resorts are or soon will be under new management, according to State Parks Director Becky Kelley.

May 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Water’s heating up, which means fish are biting

Howdy, friends and fellow anglers. We sure have had some nice weather here lately. The water temperature is up to 66 degrees at Gray's reef, and the fish are biting.

May 06, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Watch out for manatees, turtles this season

BRUNSWICK - With sea-turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia's coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals.

May 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fishing opportunities abound in area

For a memorable day of fishing, an angler might take along a fishing partner, preferably a youngster or wheelchair-bound adult who yearns for the chance to reel in a big one.

April 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer season not being shortened

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and others recently may have heard one of multiple news sources claim that the deer season length was to be reduced in the 2013-14 hunting year.

April 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR proposes hunting law changes

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens can review proposed changes to hunting regulations for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 hunting seasons.

April 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


The time is right for some oysters

Hello everyone, hope you're having a good weekend.

March 04, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


State-record yellow perch caught on Savannah River

THOMSON - Thomas Lewis of Grovetown reeled in the new state-record yellow perch Feb. 27 from the Savannah River, just below Clarks Hill Dam.

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


Natural Resource Discovery Day planned in Savannah

National Resource Discovery Day, an event centered on wildlife-profession education, will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge visitor center.

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


Last trip with Dad was something special

Howdy, friends and fellow anglers. I would like to dedicate this week's article to my father, Old Tight Line, or Capt. Allen Friley Branch, a great fisherman and fine father. This one's for you, Dad.

February 18, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Savannah-Ogeechee Canal holds ‘super museum’ day

During the early part of the 19th century, it was easier to move farm and timber products by water than land. Rivers and man-made canals were the highways of early Georgia.

February 18, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunter-ed grads get free use of ranges

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunter-education graduates can "give it a shot" with a free three-month pass to any of the 18 Department of Natural Resources shooting ranges in Georgia.

February 05, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Brunswick man pleads guilty to acquiring loggerhead turtle eggs

BRUNSWICK - Lewis Jackson Sr., 58, of Brunswick, pled guilty Wednesday to acquiring loggerhead sea turtle eggs in violation of the Lacey Act.

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


Wildlife officials to decide on controversial bear hunts

MACON - As Georgia wildlife officials draft hunting regulations for the next two years, they will consider whether to change the rules for controversial Middle Georgia black bear hunts.

February 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


‘At Waters Edge’ annual awards gala planned

SAVANNAH - Ogeechee Riverkeeper will present "At Waters Edge!," the 2013 annual awards gala, on Feb. 23 at Fort McAllister State Park.

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


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Scarecrow Stroll bigger than ever

Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.

October 27, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Deer on the move, motorists cautioned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fun run helps provide holiday meals

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD soccer, football scores

Football scores

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


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


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