Stories 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

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
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County official quits

Barry Smith, Columbia County's longtime director of Community and Leisure Services, resigned suddenly Monday without explanation, county officials said.
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