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Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Alligator season in Richmond County is in full swing

Barely a week into Georgia's 2014 alligator season, Richmond County has already yielded one of the biggest reptiles of the year that weighed in at more than 700 pounds.
By Rob Pavey

Coyote control might not help fawn mortality

Trapping coyotes to reduce fawn mortality doesn't appear to increase whitetail survival rates, according to the newest round of research at Savannah River Site.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Special day is approaching in Georgia

There are lots of free events at celebrations scheduled during National Hunting and Fishing Day (Saturday, Sept. 27) in Georgia.
By Bill Baab

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: ...

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

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. 

Shaffer has day to remember at Thurmond Lake

Austin Shaffer will never forget the day he caught his bigget fish at Thurmond Lake
By Bill Baab

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

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Fishing guides are valuable

Wait until after Labor Day when crowds subside and head to Fripp Island Marina or go out with Capt. Judy Helmey in Savannah, Ga.
By Bill Baab

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

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Early morning fishing is best bet

Early morning times are best to catch striped, hybrid fish at Thurmond Lake
By Bill Baab

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. 

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Georgia drafts plan for deer management

Georgia’s landscape has changed drastically over the past decade, and so has its deer herd and hunting population.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Evans teen ready for his next fishing adventure

Tyler Matthews' next great bass fishing adventure takes place this week on South Carolina's Lake Wateree.
By Bill Baab

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. 

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Hotel plans at Thurmond Lake never happened

Years ago, there was a plan to build a hotel near Little River Marina (now called Thurmond Marina). But it never materialized for a number of reasons.
By Bill Baab

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

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 26, 2014

Eger sets bowfishing record with catch

Former Augustan Patrick Eger recently arrowed what turned out to be a world record mako shark that took more than two hours to land.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tackle show had little that was new

The Icast fishing tackle show in Orlando, Fla., produced over 300 "new" bits of tackle, but a quick glance at the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Web site report shows that a lot of it was just ...
By Bill Baab

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