Stories by Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Mother Nature proves she has sense of humor

One of the great things about the outdoors is that you rarely come home without learning new lessons.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Should you kill a rattlesnake or let it go?

Few things in nature are less ambiguous than a fully grown canebrake rattler.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Federal duck stamps now more convenient to obtain

Georgia's Department of Natural Resources will offer federal duck stamps to state waterfowl hunters this year as part of the basic license packages offered online, by phone and through vendors.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Pavey: Record for blue catfish is set at Lake Oconee

The biggest fish aren't always in the sea, as a Tennille, Ga., angler learned last week while dangling a gizzard shad in Lake Oconee.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Archers go first in public hunts of deer in Lincoln County

Muzzleloader and archery hunters are invited to participate in primitive weapon deer hunts at Bussey Point Management Area located in Lincoln County, Ga., this fall, beginning with archery-only ...
By Rob Pavey

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Gator expected to be one of largest taken this year in Zone 9

Georgia's 2016 alligator season is well under way, and one local group of gator chasers had a memorable hunt - down at Huckleberry Pond. Trey Lord and his
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Pavey: South Carolina benefits from early firearms season date

South Carolina ushered in the nation's earliest firearms season for whitetails last Monday.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pavey: Evans man's ancient oyster might have petrified pearls inside

Bob Pitt might have an ancient treasure that has been right under his nose for decades.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pavey: Scientists fighting to stop 'eagle killer'

Thurmond Lake's most elusive killer finally has a name befitting its crimes: Aetokthonos hydrillicola. Translated from Greek to English, the new species of cyanobacteria means, literally, "eagle ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pavey: Georgia is home to numerous variety of bass

There are plenty of related species and subspecies of bass thriving among Georgia's widely varied river basins.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pavey: Iguanas join long list of non-native species in Florida

Plenty of people who visit Florida never leave. The same might be said for the wildlife found there
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Georgia offers quota hunts; S.C. deer harvest declines

Beginning Wednesday, sportsmen and women can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Pavey: Origin of plastic worm is cloudy

And after looking into the background of this famously infamous plastic worm lure, I can understand why there are plenty of makers who claim a role in its creation.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Gobbler hunters enjoyed success in Burke County

Today is the final day of Georgia's spring gobbler season, and it looks like Burke County was a prime destination for successful hunters this year.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hydrilla can be controlled in two ways to reduce bald eagle deaths

Herbicides and grass eating carp offer the best options to control hydrilla and reduce bald eagle deaths at Thurmond Lake, according to a new management plan released last week for public comment.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Accident kills Aiken County hunter

A 55-year-old turkey hunter died Wednesday after a shotgun he was attempting to place back into its case discharged accidentally, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Turkey season in Georgia opens March 26

The mild, premature spring might also produce an early peak for Georgia's gobbler season, which gets under way Saturday, March 26, and runs through May 15.
By Rob Pavey

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Lock and Dam has long Augusta history

During the 1920s, Augusta lobbied Congress to finance a lock and dam. Locals claimed it would make Augusta a great inland port and boost the city's population to 250,000 by 1950.
By Rob Pavey

Fish passage plan at lock and dam generating concern

The bypass, designed as a horseshoe-shaped rocky channel, would be built on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River and divert its flow around the 79-year-old lock and dam.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fisherman winds up with his biggest catch

Joe Haynes knew right away he had hooked something unusual at Thurmond Lake last weekend.
By Rob Pavey
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