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Shad season opens on Jan. 2

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 2, for opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. The season runs through midnight March 31.

December 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State hosts its first ever conference on changing climate

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources hosted the state's first Climate Conference here early last month, drawing 217 participants from universities, state agencies, local governments, federal agencies, nonprofits and the private sector.

December 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get your national park fix this winter from home

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — While many people rightly lament the advent of technology and how it encroaches on a previously untarnished wilderness experience, tech in the outdoors presents some unique, positive results. One of those positive results are the many live stream cameras placed in strategic locations across the nation’s 58 national parks.

December 21, 2016 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Merry Christmas, folks

Hello Friends,

December 19, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Tips to keep your dog warm, protect its feet in winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — A favorite summer trail covered in snow refreshes both body and soul. The same holds true for my hiking companions, but for my dogs, the conditions mean simple preparation against the elements: booties and a jacket.

December 15, 2016 | Michael Radice KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: 6 gift ideas for the outdoorsy person in your life

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — The first major storms of the season have finally arrived and it’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas. Of course, it’s yet to be seen whether this will be a mild winter or if it will have enough of a wallop to help with our snowpack problems.

December 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows bull elk battle in a snowstorm

BENEZETTE, Pa. — Now that the rut is over, there aren’t as many reasons for elk to engage in the kinds of epic fights that we have featured earlier this fall. But bulls will be bulls, so there will always be some clashes.

December 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


How to build the best bonfire

Editor's note: Before building a fire, always be sure you know wind conditions and that you will be able to keep the fire under control. Also make sure you are building the fire in a public area that allows fires.

December 07, 2016 | Spencer Durrant KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant families will soon be playing at Gill Park named after life-long residents Joseph Fillmore Gill Sr., and Bedie Haymans Gill.

December 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant families will soon be playing at Gill Park named after life-long residents Joseph Fillmore Gill Sr., and Bedie Haymans Gill.

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Having a healthy holiday

'Tis the season to eat all the foods, enjoy all the parties and indulge in all things. That’s what makes the holidays wonderful and horrible at the same time. It starts with Halloween, but it ramps up to warp speed between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

November 30, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows epic battle between rival bucks

It’s not unusual for deer and other large animals to fight during the rut, as dominant males and younger contenders battle for mates and territory.

November 27, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows hunter’s frighteningly close encounter with bull elk

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Late summer through fall is a time of year when encounters with wildlife often increase.

November 22, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


The fish are biting

I can feel the cool weather rolling in. And, friends and neighbors, I know the fish are biting from Shellman Bluff up to North Newport. I had reports from several fishermen around our coast, and they tell me the shrimp are in the river and the trout are biting.

November 21, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Video shows salmon swimming across flooded road in Washington

SHELTON, Washington — Why did the salmon cross the road? In the case of this video from the Northwest, it appears that they have spawning on the mind.

November 17, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


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Articles by Section - Outdoors/Recreation


DNR puts out updated fishing guide

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Anglers can find lots of 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Help count area dolphins

The Dolphin Project is hosting a dolphin program and research training workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the ...

January 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Get fit in 2018

The year 2018 is here.

January 06, 2018 | By Erin Johnson Liberty County CVB | Outdoors/Recreation


Review: Outdoor products for the new year

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Whether you’re hiking in the foothills near your home or trekking deep into the Wind River Mountain Range, having the right ...

January 04, 2018 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


Making routines to keep resolutions

Monday is my favorite day of the week. I love mornings. The crack of the spine of a new book is music to my ears ...

January 02, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR will pay to get more people watching wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Wanted: Projects that can use a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia's State Wildlife ...

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR extends shrimp season two weeks

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended until 6:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced last week.

December 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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