Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Pavey: Georgia's oldest public fishing area has turned 50

If you grew up in the Augusta area and have fished most of your life, it's quite likely you've landed a bluegill, largemouth or striper hatched at Georgia's oldest public fishing area, which turns ...
By Rob Pavey

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Pavey: Catching the forbidden fish in Gray's Reef

COLONELS ISLAND, Ga. — Of all the fish for an angler to catch at Gray's Reef, it was a red snapper.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pavey: Lion's death puts hunters in crosshairs

In the case of Cecil the lion, everyone seems to be a sudden expert on all things hunting.
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 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, 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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Oxbow lake study is underway

Oscar Flite believes the Savannah River's scenic oxbow lakes might harbor much more than gators and bedding bluegill.

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, 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, Jan. 31, 2015

Winter fish kill is underway at Thurmond Lake

Nothing drives seagulls into a frenzy like a winter fish kill at Thurmond Dam.

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

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Meetings for hunters take up various subjects

WASHINGTON, Ga. - Hunters who packed a Wilkes County meeting hall last week had plenty to say about the need to stabilize Georgia's declining deer herd.

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Resolution brought back fond memories

I have several New Year's resolutions for 2015, but decided to start with a simple one: cleaning out the Drawer of Forbidden Toys.
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. 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

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
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