Stories by Rob Pavey

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

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Movement of whitetail bucks is studied

A new study by an Auburn University scientist, however, is shedding new light on buck behavior - especially during the hunting season when hunting pressure can affect movement and behavior.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Ghost tale might not be a tale

It was six years ago this week when we first encountered the ghost of Cinnamon Girl.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Pavey: The rut is on

I didn't put any venison in the freezer last week but I got my question answered. The rut is on.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Photos give glimpse into Stevens Creek Dam's history

The project, completed in 1914 off Stevens Creek Road, is a hidden Columbia County landmark of sorts that has quietly produced electricity for 100 consecutive years while the rest of the world has ...
By Rob Pavey

Pavey: Online program will help farmers with feral hogs

Got hogs? Get hunters. That's the objective of a new state program to help pig-plagued farmers connect with helpful hunters - through the internet.
By Rob Pavey

Newspaper part of Steven Creeks Dam history

One of many firsts associated with the construction of Stevens Creek Dam involved the use of a famous flying school's aircraft to deliver "The Augusta Chronicle" to spectators visiting the ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Alligator had unusual taste

Processors who cleaned a mammoth Burke County gator arrowed Oct. 3 by Jeff Rawlins found something unusual inside: an 80-pound feral hog.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Agreement that will change river coming Wednesday

Georgia's governor and the Army Corps of Engineers will ink an agreement that will trigger major changes along the Savannah River - and one of the first ones will include construction of a fish ...
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Time for annual changing of the leaves

The best leaf years come along only about once a decade, and this year isn't one of them, a Georgia expert says. But don't worry, he adds, it won't disappoint either. And there are always places ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Photograph shows Petersburg boat

There’s something about the lure of old houses and hidden treasure that always makes a great story.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Hurricane Hugo is hard to forget

After 30 years as a journalist, people sometimes ask which story was the most memorable. The answer is easy: it was Hurricane Hugo. Today marks the 25th anniversary of its grim landfall ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Alligator season in Richmond County is in full swing

Barely a week into Georgia's 2014 alligator season, Richmond County has already yielded one of the biggest reptiles of the year that weighed in at more than 700 pounds.
By Rob Pavey

Coyote control might not help fawn mortality

Trapping coyotes to reduce fawn mortality doesn't appear to increase whitetail survival rates, according to the newest round of research at Savannah River Site.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Study: Forests, wetlands are shrinking south of Augusta

Farmers, hunters and others who spend year after year outdoors can recognize changes in our landscape, but a new study that includes much of Georgia helps document what many of us already know.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Anglers' license to lie has lost some of its appeal

There have been countless marketing ploys over the years that catered to the notion that anglers are perennial purveyors of untruths.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Dove season days added in Georgia, South Carolina

Dove hunters on both sides of the Savannah River will enjoy longer seasons this year, due to amended guidelines at the federal level.
By Rob Pavey

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Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
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