Articles from the Rob Pavey section archive

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.

Friday, Jan. 2, 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

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
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