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New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam still 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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-06-28/new-savannah-b
Efforts underway to preserve Revolutionary War battlefield

The Battle of Brier Creek unfolded March 3, 1779, in nearby Screven County, when a British force of 1,500 men led by Col. Marc Prevost circled back on Gen. John Ashe's encamped Patriot army, which included about 1,700 soldiers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-11/efforts-underway-preserve-rev
Turkey season is also a sign of spring

...private landowners, hunters, conservation organizations like the National Wild Turkey Federation and Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division. OPENING DAY BIRD WATCHERS: Opening day of turkey season will have thousands of camo-clad hunters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-03-15/turkey-season-also-sign-
Pavey: Ice storm changes landscape at Yuchi Wildlife Management Area

Yuchi Wildlife Management Area will have a different look this spring as crews remove almost 1,250 acres of planted pines damaged or destroyed by the February ice storm.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-03-08/pavey-ice-storm-changes-
Georgia wildlife programs should expect a financial 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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-12-28/georgia-wildli
Malformed fish exist, but they don't usually survive long

...taxidermist.I'd never heard of such a thing, so I called regional fisheries supervisor Jeff Durniak of Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division, who has seen more trout than anyone I know.Deformed trout, he told me, aren't terribly unusual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-12-07/malformed-fish
Photos are needed of eastern diamondback for study

...images as attachments of eastern diamondbacks," said John Jensen, a senior wildlife biologist with Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division. "We are not interested in timber rattlesnakes."The request for photos, which can include live...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-10-12/photos-are-nee
Phinizy Swamp Wildlife Management Area 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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-09-21/phinizy-swamp-
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?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-09-13/deer-populatio
Antlered does do exist

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-11-16/antlered-does-