Stories by Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Pavey: Evans teens will have shot to reel in national title

Most outdoorsmen are focused on deer season this time of year, but two Columbia County teens are chasing big bucks of a different kind.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Pavey: Edingsville was once a popular beach settlement

Long before South Carolina's Edisto Beach became a popular vacation venue, a very different settlement thrived just a few miles away.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Pavey: Emptying freezer a fun tradition

One of the annual fall traditions at our house is cleaning out the freezer. It’s nowhere near the fun of a dove shoot – or college football - but it has its rewards.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Pavey: Despite decline in hunters, trapping industry growing

There has been lots of concern in recent years about the decline in the number of hunters, but Georgia's trapping industry appears to be gaining ground.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

S.C. moves toward whitetail buck limit throughout the state

This year, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is pushing a long overdue plan to create a four-buck limit, and to require tagging of all deer as part of an effort to collect better data for ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Pavey: Georgia's oldest public fishing area has turned 50

If you grew up in the Augusta area and have fished most of your life, it's quite likely you've landed a bluegill, largemouth or striper hatched at Georgia's oldest public fishing area, which turns ...
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Gator that lived behind Evans business put down

A 10-foot alligator that had become a popular attraction behind a Washington Road business was removed and put down earlier this week after it became aggressive toward humans, according to ...
By Rob Pavey

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Pavey: Catching the forbidden fish in Gray's Reef

COLONELS ISLAND, Ga. — Of all the fish for an angler to catch at Gray's Reef, it was a red snapper.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pavey: Lion's death puts hunters in crosshairs

In the case of Cecil the lion, everyone seems to be a sudden expert on all things hunting.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, July 24, 2015

Teen uses noodling style to catch huge flathead catfish

If you've ever wondered how big a fish can grow at Clarks Hill Lake, Holden Ashley might be qualified to answer that question.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, July 17, 2015

Pavey: Bass Pro Shops' 'mothership' is massive, impressive

It's easy to see why Bass Pro Shops' flagship store in Springfield, Mo., ranks among Missouri's top tourist venues, luring 4 million visitors per year to a town with just 160,000 residents.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pavey: Smallmouth bass here to stay

When Jay Jacobs landed his first Savannah River smallmouth in 2007, he may as well have claimed to have caught the Loch Ness Monste because the catch was so unusual. Nearly a decade later, it is ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stubborn bloodhound, copperhead were sure to meet

Bloodhounds are lovable but stubborn creatures. Copperheads are just stubborn. We have both around our house, and last week (perhaps inevitably) their paths collided.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Georgia to have uniform, statewide deer season

Georgia's deer hunters this fall will get something they've wanted for decades: a uniform, statewide deer season. After months of study,
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Okefenokee is an ever-changing ecological wonder

"It's a living landscape that's always changing," said Campbell, whose mane of graying hair is the color of Spanish moss. "Here in the swamp, you can canoe for miles, or kayak and camp."
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Higher license fees are being explored

The Department of Natural Resources is collecting opinionsto see if Georgia's anglers and hunters pay higher license fees to sustain - or expand - our outdoor opportunities.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pavey: Glascock County puts fishing as part of curriculum

GIBSON, Ga. - Glascock County's tiny school system might be the only one in Georgia where fishing is part of the curriculum.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cumberland Island has much to offer visitors

Visiting Cumberland Island is like taking a step back in time.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Coyote-tracking study is working well

A study launched three months ago to track coyotes using GPS telemetry is progressing smoothly, with one of the wandering animals showing up in Augusta just in time for Masters Week, according to ...
By Rob Pavey

Friday, April 17, 2015

Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease

The confusing story of Lyme disease in Georgia It's like a book with an uncertain ending - and chapters still to be written.
By Rob Pavey
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