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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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Photos mirror images taken centuries ago

Michael Kolster prefers technology from a simpler time to showcase the ageless beauty of America's rivers.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pavey: Thurmond Lake catfish worth fighting for

Marshall White, of Edgefield, S.C., landed a 57-pound, 8-ounce flathead catfish with a tiny spinnerbait and 12-pound test line.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pavey: Coyote trapped at SRS carries DNA of grey wolf

Just when you think a coyote is a whitetail's worst nightmare, Savannah River Site researchers have found something even scarier: a super-sized coyote that is part grey wolf.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pavey: Sharks get the publicity, but wild hogs are just as deadly

Everyone knows a shark can kill you, but what about a wild hog?
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Turkey season set to open

Lots of people view the first day of spring as a harbinger of azaleas, Masters Week and warm weather. But Thursday’s equinox that bridges winter and summer also heralds the opening of ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pavey: Ice storm changes landscape at Yuchi

Yuchi Wildlife Management Area will have a different look this spring as crews remove almost 1,250 acres of planted pines damaged or destroyed by the February ice storm.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, March 1, 2014

'Grier's Almanac': A weather forecast you can count on

Old timers swear by the almanac's uncanny accuracy, so I decided to check the daily forecast for Tuesday, Feb. 11 (the night our big ice storm started). The forecast: "snow and ice." I was amazed.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Cabela's mourns loss of patriarch

Even as it prepares to open its first store in Georgia, Cabela's is also mourning the loss of co-founder and patriarch Dick Cabela, who died last week at his home in Nebraska.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Pavey: Power outages gave us lesson in preparedness

Would you make it on the prairie? That's the stereotypical litmus test that determines if you'd survive among the elements without the many comforts we take for granted.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Cabela's keeps their promise

A promise made is a promise kept for Cabela's. Their proof is "in the pudding" so to speak, as the company's 42,000 square foot "outpost" store continues toward completion.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Passing by young bucks pays off

Passing by young bucks and allowing them to grow to maturity certainly pays off, allowing a greater percentage of them to survive and grow into much larger bucks.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Pavey: Special hunt authorized in S.C. for troublesome seabirds

The double crested cormorant has become so problematic in South Carolina that state officials are resorting to lethal means to reduce the fish-foraging flocks on the Santee Cooper lakes.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Archaeologists zero in on Revolutionary War battle site

A high-stakes hunt for history has been quietly under way this winter at Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area in Screven County, Ga.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Pavey: Hunting accidents a necessary, but unpleasant topic

Hunting accidents are never pleasant to talk or write about, but they are necessary to discuss in order for outdoorsmen and women to learn valuable lessons.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Don't blame Corps of Engineers for rising water

Some folks tried to blame the Corps of Engineers for stealing all the water, rational minds know the lake's fluctuations are governed by Mother Nature.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Wildlife programs to boost in 2014

Georgia wildlife programs should be able to expect a financial boost in 2014, as firearms sales will likely continue on its upward trend of recent years.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Second rut is good time to be in the woods

I'm now a firm advocate of spending some extra time in the woods in late December, when there are fewer hunters around, and the bucks are once again on the move.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Lost letter to Santa delivers a gift of Christmas love

Few things were as sacred to my childhood as the annual letter to Santa Claus.
By Rob Pavey
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