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Articles from the Rob Pavey section archive

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

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Malformed fish don't usually survive long

It turns out that whitetails aren’t the only species that can show up with abnormalities.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Buck-only days return in Georgia this weekend

It's been quite a few years since Georgia hunters had to worry about which days were "doe days" and which parts of the season were "buck only," but this weekend marks a return to the ways of the past.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Plans being discussed for stamping out AVM

Helicopters droned above Thurmond Lake last week as scientists tried to determine how many bald eagles have arrived at the reservoir so far this fall.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Antlered does do exist

Antlered does, he said, are quite rare, but they do turn up occasionally.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Cricket farm's clientele changes, but it is still strong

Ghann's Cricket Farm continues to prosper after 61 years of continuous operation, in the same location - and by the same family.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Father, son score big on on same day

A father and son hunting team from Evans harvested monster bucks on same day recently.
By Rob Pavey

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

North Georgia squirrels on the move

North Georgia squirrels are on the move - and in a big way.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Pavey: I'm taking a step back, but not from my favorite gig

This month, I notified my bosses that I've decided to leave The Augusta Chronicle after 29 memorable years. I will, however, continue to write the column I cherish most.
By Rob Pavey
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