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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

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Georgia drafts plan for deer management

Georgia’s landscape has changed drastically over the past decade, and so has its deer herd and hunting population.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Search for native stripers is elusive

Despite finding healthy numbers of adult stripers, each year, the quest for true native fish remains as elusive as ever.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Eger sets bowfishing record with catch

Former Augustan Patrick Eger recently arrowed what turned out to be a world record mako shark that took more than two hours to land.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, July 19, 2014

New restrooms set to open at canal

The Augusta Canal's newest amenity makes its debut this week, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the sweet smell of solar-powered pottys.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Show lures in fishemen

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Fishermen are always eager to try out the newest baits at sporting goods stores each spring, but people like Steve Knight are equally fascinated with the lures of the distant past.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Savannah River is subject of two recent studies

Two recent studies of the Savannah River offer differing viewpoints.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Structure's fate stays wrapped in red tape

I've covered lots of slow-moving issues over three decades in Augusta, but nothing seems as stubbornly stagnant as New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pavey: Getting to fishing spot is worth the effort

There is something truly irresistible about the segment of the Savannah River upstream from the Augusta Canal headgates.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Serpentarium fun for people of all ages

Anne Clamp and her colleagues at the Edisto Island Serpentarium spend their summers helping kids learn new things about the outdoors - even after school is out.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Local game warden garners statewide honor for service

One of our local game wardens - Ranger First Class Brian Adams - was honored recently as the recipient of the 2014 Rocky Wainwright Waterfowl Award.
By Rob Pavey

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lock and dam closing Thursday

The Army Corps of Engineers will close the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Thursday because a new assessment concludes the concrete and wood structure has deteriorated to potentially unsafe ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pavey: Anglers find abundance of catfish

When he's not out chasing criminals, Tignall, Ga., Police Chief Mike Arrington pursues a different type of quarry: huge Thurmond Lake catfish.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pavey: Pinetucky always searching for new members

Barney Dunstan can't believe it's been 28 years since a group of Augustans with a passion for shooting sports created Pinetucky Skeet & Trap Club.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Georgia, South Carolina take steps in new boating law agreement

Georgia and South Carolina moved one step closer last week to an interstate boating law compact that will allow non-resident violators in both states to receive written citations instead of being ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pavey: Problems lead to closure of popular landing

For as long as anyone can remember, the boat ramp at Bluff Landing Road near Jackson has offered visitors unfettered access to the Savannah River.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, April 12, 2014

When 'Haywood Calls' turkeys respond

Tyler James wanted a career that would keep him close to the things he loves the most, including his family and the great outdoors.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, April 11, 2014

Efforts underway to preserve Revolutionary War battlefield

The Battle of Brier Creek unfolded March 3, 1779, in nearby Screven County, when a British force of 1,500 men led by Col. Marc Prevost circled back on Gen. John Ashe's encamped Patriot army, which ...
By Rob Pavey
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