Stories 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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pavey: Beavers aren't eager to see visitors

Everyone knows to keep their distance from gators, nesting geese and angry yellowjackets. As it turns out, beavers need their space, too.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Alligator snapper turtles slow to recover

North America's largest freshwater turtle - the alligator snapper - has gained little ground in Georgia, despite being protected from commercial harvest for more than two decades, according to a ...
By Rob Pavey

Friday, March 13, 2015

Georgia angler ties his state white bass record

Ed Lepley always wanted to break his own record by landing a Thurmond Lake white bass larger than the 3-pound, 8.8-ounce fish be caught in 2004. Last Monday, he almost pulled it off.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bill could make it easier to kill feral hogs

Legislation under debate in Georgia's General Assembly this year could make it much easier to kill feral hogs.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Angler recognized for catch

Local angler Marshall White was honored recently with an International Game Fish Association catch certificate for landing a 57-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish last year at Thurmond Lake.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Pipeline could help fund some projects

Lots of landowners are getting letters from the company proposing a $1 billion fuel pipeline along the Savannah River - and the state of Georgia is no exception.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Grovetown man is on perch patrol

In between hunting for deer and spring gooblers, Tom Lewis pursues another obsession: fishing for yellow perch in the Savannah River.
By Rob Pavey

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Coyote trackers get busy

Wildlife managers say there is mounting evidence that coyotes have drastically reduced survival rates of deer fawns. They are also a concern in suburban areas, where they can kill and eat pets.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Pavey: Georgia Guidestones are one of strangest backroad attractions

I've always enjoyed the eccentric oddities that seem to abound along Georgia's rural backroads. One of the strangest sights has to be the Georgia Guidestones, tucked off a desolate stretch of ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Resolution brought back fond memories

I have several New Year's resolutions for 2015, but decided to start with a simple one: cleaning out the Drawer of Forbidden Toys.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Public meetings will discuss whitetail deer program

Georgia wildlife officials are planning a series of public meetings to collect opinions about whether changes are needed in the state's whitetail deer program.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Annual trout stocking of Saluda River includes tagging study

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources officials are conducting a tagging study for the annual stocking of trout in the Saluda River.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Excise tax for hunting and fishing gear is beneficial

There are plenty of great reasons to buy hunting and fishing gear during the holidays, but one of the best ones is the impact those sales have on Georgia's wildlife and public lands programs.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Pavey: Bow hunting takes lots of luck

I've always admired people who choose to hunt with a bow - even during the firearms season. Getting close enough to arrow a nice buck takes patience, precision, lots of scouting - and plenty of luck.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Angler has great fish story

Pat Holland took a co-worker fishing at Thurmond Lake last Wednesday, hoping to bring home some big hybrids and maybe a striper or two. Instead, they came back with a great fish story.
By Rob Pavey
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