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Fernow Experimental Forest is a unique asset

April 11, 2009 Approximately 80 percent of the acreage in West Virginia is forest covered. The State’s economy depends on these forests for wood production, recreation, wildlife, and many other uses. more »»

Some useful information about this year’s big game hunting season

April 4, 2009 Most of the information in this week’s column is coming from the annual Big Game Bulletin provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. more »»

Sportsmen need to fill out questionnaire

March 27, 2009 The hunting and fishing regulation meetings were held at several locations in the state on March 16 and 17. more »»

The 9mm Luger pistol cartridge has become an international standard

March 21, 2009 The 9x19mm Parabellum, also known as the 9mm Luger, is a pistol cartridge introduced in 1902 by the German weapons manufacturer Deutsche Waffen and Munitionsfabriken (DWM. more »»

Time for some good early fishing

March 14, 2009 Winter has finally loosened its grip on the mountains and allowed the snow and ice to melt out of the headwaters of the creeks and rivers giving us some very good early season trout fishing. more »»

Americans need to grow ‘Victory Gardens’ again

March 14, 2009 On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese nation, without warning, attacked and bombed the American Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. more »»

Late indoor weiner roast was simple and fun

March 7, 2009 It was a cold and windy Friday evening in March 1982. I worked the evening shift in the lab at Memorial General Hospital at that tim. more »»

Young pointer has come a long way

February 28, 2009 With grouse season drawing to a close this weekend, I have been trying to get my young pointer out to hunt when the weather cooperated. more »»

Hunters: get your head out of the sand

February 28, 2009 Approximately two years ago, I had an article in The Inter-Mountain about the anti-hunting movement in this country and others parts of the world. more »»

The .357 is a good revolver and rifle cartridge

February 21, 2009 This cartridge was quite a sensation when it was introduced in 1935. Elmer Keith, Phillip Sharp and the firearms manufacturer, Smith and Wesson, created it. The .357 Magnum is based on the . more »»

Outdoor sports show returns to Morgantown

February 21, 2009 The eighth annual West Virginia Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show will be held Feb. 28 and March 1 at the new Hazel & J.W. Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park in Morgantown. more »»

Poor conditions make for a difficult grouse hunting day

February 7, 2009 With snow blanketing my favorite grouse coverts in the mountains, I thought I would try hunting Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area on Tygart Lake, where the snow would not be as deep and I coul... more »»

The 1950 snowstorm was in a class by itself

February 7, 2009 If someone were to ask the question, “what was the biggest snowstorm to hit Elkins?” most people would say “the blizzard of March 1993”. more »»

State has record bear harvest in ’08

January 31, 2009 The first counts of the game check-in tags indicate that West Virginia hunters in 2008 had a better bear and deer season than in 2007. The black bear harvest was 2,06. more »»

Enjoying the outdoors on skis

January 24, 2009 Winter decided to show up last week and brought with it some of the best snow I have skied on in some time. more »»

The legend of Lobo the wolf continues

January 24, 2009 The story of Lobo had to be in two parts. Newspaper space was not available to put it into one. more »»

Lobo was a legend among wolves

January 17, 2009 The original story of Lobo the Wolf is vividly described in Ernest Thompson Seton’s short story, “Lobo: The King of Currumpaw. more »»

Hollow point bullets are best for small game

January 10, 2009 A hollow-point bullet is one that has a small hole in its front or tip end. The purpose is to flatten out or expand when entering a soft target to decrease penetration and destroy tissue. more »»

The weather was the deciding factor

January 3, 2009 From preliminary figures compiled by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, hunters harvested 66,851 bucks during the 2008 buck gun season. That’s down from 362 in 200. more »»

Santa Claus is a True Ancient Living Legend

December 20, 2008 Santa Claus is a legend of many characters. Some of them are Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply “Santa. more »»



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