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Fishing is all about the whole experience

Hello, friends! Much has been written about sunrises and sunsets. Many people will argue about which the most beautiful is. I suppose your preference might depend on which area of the country you're from. The folks who live in places like Key West get the best of both worlds. However, here on the South Georgia coast, we get gorgeous sunrises and of the two, it is my preference.

December 24, 2012 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Berry College puts up eagle cam

FLOYD - Berry College is giving the public a chance to view its pair of bald eagles up close.

December 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation

Proposed marina loses permit

SAVANNAH - A judge says a Georgia commission violated state rules protecting coastal marshes when it granted a permit for a new marina near Savannah without requiring proof the boat docks were needed.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation

Right whale, calf spotted off Florida

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Florida wildlife officials say they've spotted the first mothers and calves of the right whale calving season.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation

State’s quail population is looking good for season

Quail hunting season is under way, and the 2012-13 forecast looks good, particularly in south and east Georgia.

December 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Fish didn’t take Thanksgiving off

Hello, everyone. Sorry I missed you last weekend. I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.

December 03, 2012 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Big game needs big food

Hello, friends and neighbors. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2012 | Tight Line Jr. Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Tallulah Gorge still ‘Niagara of the South’

Until the "big dam" was built across Tallulah Gorge in 1913, people flocked from Atlanta and other Southern cities to stand on its nearly 1,000-foot high cliffs to see and listen to the rushing waters below, according to West Malenke, interpretive ranger at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

November 21, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation

Ogeechee named to water coalition’s ‘Dirty Dozen’

Georgia's leading water-protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia's water. The sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in southwest Georgia.

November 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Fish still biting with cooler weather

Well, friends, the weather cooled off a little this past week, but that did not stop the fish from biting.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Georgia Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife App now available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts now have an app of their own.

November 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Good food for the tight-line life

Hi, friends and neighbors; hope you all are living the tight-line life. It is a good way to live all aspects of life, and if you do that, you may still have some line when you reach the end of your rope.

November 05, 2012 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Run-off vote set for eagle wildlife-tag design

During a recent internet vote to choose four new vehicle license plates, the voting was neck-and-neck between the two eagle designs that benefit wildlife conservation.

November 05, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Meetings on changes to Sapelo Island transportation rules, fee structure set

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is considering changes to the ferry-fee structure for certain guests. A modest rate increase is being considered to address increased operational costs and maintaining fiduciary responsibilities.

November 05, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Panola Mountain State Park to host deer hunt

STOCKBRIDGE - Georgia wildlife officials plan to hold a deer hunt at Panola Mountain State Park to control deer population in and around the park.

November 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation

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Input wanted for seatrout management

BRUNSWICK - The Finfish Advisory Panel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, and the group is seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Camping deals available for state parks

ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Limited red snapper season opens

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation

Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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