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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


Good fishing, recipe ahead of big game

Howdy, friends and neighbors. I hope the folks who had a three-day weekend really enjoyed it.

January 28, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


3 right whales saved from entanglement have babies

SAVANNAH - Researchers who monitor endangered right whales off the Atlantic coast are celebrating after spotting newborn calves belonging to three whales that years ago had to be rescued from entanglement in fishing gear.

January 28, 2013 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Outdoors/Recreation


New hunter-ed grads get free passes at shooting 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.

January 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Good fishing, good recipe

Hello, friends and fellow anglers. Hope all in well in your world. I would like to wish a belated Happy New Year to everyone.

January 14, 2013 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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Articles by Section - 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


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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