Stories 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

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
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