Articles from the Rob Pavey section archive

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

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

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 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 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, 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

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 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
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