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Effects of Superstorm Sandy still linger

October 26, 2013 Last Saturday, I decided to go squirrel hunting for a day with my old 12-gauge bolt-action shotgun. more »»

Cooler weather would help hunters

October 19, 2013 I have finally made it into the woods for this fall. This past Wednesday, I went out about 3 p.m. to a small tract of acreage about a mile from tow. more »»

Fall wild turkey season to begin today

October 12, 2013 Everything in Elkins appears to be getting back to normal this week. The 2013 Mountain State Forest Festival is history. The leaves are beginning to change colors. more »»

Tree stand hunters need to use caution

October 5, 2013 This year, the weather looks like it is going to be great for the annual Mountain State Forest Festival. more »»

Hunting and fishing show to begin today

September 28, 2013 Time is really moving quickly. Today, the statewide deer archery season comes in. This season will end Dec. 31. more »»

Good hunting ethics are important

September 21, 2013 In another week, this year’s hunting season will be in full swing. I have already had a few people ask me if I have been squirrel hunting yet. My answer is, no, it’s just too early. more »»

Squirrel season begins today

September 14, 2013 The statewide squirrel season comes in today, while the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will have a special six-day black bear gun season starting next Saturday. On Sep. more »»

Black bears try to stay clear of people

September 7, 2013 West Virginia’s black bear population is probably higher now than what it was a century ago. Bear sightings are being reported in just about all of the state’s 55 counties. more »»

Sport hunting needs more novice hunters

August 23, 2013 Mentoring new hunters is crucial for the future and survival of this noble sport. Here is the leading reason why approximately 30 states have implemented special youth hunts. more »»

Autumn is almost here

August 17, 2013 August is more than half over. In Randolph County, the children will be starting back to school on Monday. more »»

Hunters need to start getting into shape now

August 3, 2013 Last week, I had a birthday, which simply means that I am another year older. more »»

Two older rifles still shoot well

July 27, 2013 This week, I, along with my wife, Ruth, went out to the Izaak Walton League Clubhouse on Files Creek for the monthly dinner/meeting. more »»

DNR announces big buck winners

July 20, 2013 Last week, I emphasized that the 2013-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations are now out. By now, they should be available at just about any location that sells hunting and fishing licenses. more »»

Hunting regulations need to be understood

July 13, 2013 I’m going to have to use the first part of this week’s column to correct the mistakes I made in last week’s article regarding the antlerless gun season in Randolph County. more »»

Hunting regulation changes revealed

July 6, 2013 The 2013-2014 hunting regulations can be brought up online at more »»

Urban archery deer hunts yielding good results

June 22, 2013 Many municipalities throughout West Virginia are experiencing problems with having too many deer living within or near their city limits. more »»

Consider vacationing in W.Va.

June 15, 2013 This time next week, it will officially be summer. more »»

Firearm education is important

June 8, 2013 The 2013 spring trout stocking season came to a close on June 4, and the spring gobbler season ended last month with a good harvest. more »»

Spring gobbler numbers up

June 1, 2013 Last week, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources released the preliminary figures for the 2013 spring gobbler harvest. This year, the total harvest was 10,974 bearded turkeys. more »»



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