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Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Pavey: Blame the weather on lack of deer in 2015

For some deer hunters, 2015 has been the season that almost wasn't.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

New book details history of whitetail deer hunting

Georgia author Duncan Dobie combines his love of history and old photos to share the timeless story of whitetail deer hunting in America in his new book.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Hunter has front row seat to elusive bobcats' occasional appearance

I've watched hundreds of deer in the forest - but had caught only an occasional fleeting glimpse of Lynx Rufus, the most elusive resident of our southern forests.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Thanks to teamwork, it wasn't just another doe

It was "just a doe," as they say. But it was a doe recovered with teamwork - a doe to fill the freezer - and a doe not to be wasted or left to the coyotes.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Pavey: Ducks stamps still well worth cost

Duck stamps are revenue stamps, not postage stamps. You can't use them to mail anything, but the money you pay enables the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service to buy or lease waterfowl habitat that ...
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Deer-vehicle collision data helps to calculate peak rutting periods

Researchers at University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources completed a county-by-county analysis of deer-vehicle crashes and used the results to calculate the peak ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Pavey: Flooding in Columbia hits close to home

The terrible images from flood-soaked Columbia last week were particularly unsettling for me. Despite being grateful that Augusta was spared, the tragedy still hit very close to home.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Pavey: Evans teens will have shot to reel in national title

Most outdoorsmen are focused on deer season this time of year, but two Columbia County teens are chasing big bucks of a different kind.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Pavey: Edingsville was once a popular beach settlement

Long before South Carolina's Edisto Beach became a popular vacation venue, a very different settlement thrived just a few miles away.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Pavey: Emptying freezer a fun tradition

One of the annual fall traditions at our house is cleaning out the freezer. It’s nowhere near the fun of a dove shoot – or college football - but it has its rewards.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Pavey: Despite decline in hunters, trapping industry growing

There has been lots of concern in recent years about the decline in the number of hunters, but Georgia's trapping industry appears to be gaining ground.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

S.C. moves toward whitetail buck limit throughout the state

This year, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is pushing a long overdue plan to create a four-buck limit, and to require tagging of all deer as part of an effort to collect better data for ...
By Rob Pavey

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
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