Articles from the Rob Pavey section archive

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

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Photos are needed of eastern diamondback

The eastern diamondback is vanishing in some regions, and now the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is trying to determine if they should be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Bass Pro snub may be for the best

Like a jilted lover, Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross was oozing venom last week after Bass Pro Shops reneged - for a second time - on its commitment to place a store here.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Plan ahead to enjoy fall's leaf show

It's impossible to predict the best dates for viewing fall foliage, but the right combination of sunny days and cool nights could make 2013 an autumn to remember.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

A yellow jacket can absolutely bring the pain

A yellow jacket can absolutely bring the 2.0 pain. What does a 2.0 feel like? Well, of course, it hurts like the dickens.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Pavey: Phinizy Swamp takes on cleaner look

Hunters who visit the Phinizy Swamp Wildlife Management Area will enjoy a cleaned up, widened access road, courtesy of an in-house project organized by the Wildlife Resources Division.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Deer population numbers moderate in South Carolina

After years of steady decline from a high of 1,000,000 animals in the late 1990s, is the Whitetail Deer population in South Carolina finally making a comeback?
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Dove season kicks off in Georgia

If you think all those football fans made some noise Saturday, you should have been in a dove field.
By Rob Pavey
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Richmond County elementary schools lead in weapons cases

There were more weapons-related incidents in Richmond County elementary schools during the 2014-15 school year than at middle or high schools, with the weapons ranging from blunt objects to handguns.
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