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Feeding the bears is illegal

May 25, 2013 Just about all of the Mountain State’s nimrods know the black bear population has increased in number and distribution in the past 20 to 30 years. more »»

2013 is the golden anniversary for Cass Railroad

May 18, 2013 This June, West Virginia will be 150 years old. I well remember the state's centennial festivities held in Charleston in 1963. President Kennedy made a brief visit. more »»

Red Fog is a true site to behold

May 11, 2013 This is a story that is both an old one and a brand new one as it always has occurred here and occurred recently. more »»

Sportsmen show interest in DNR questionnaire

May 11, 2013 There is a bit of good news to report for this time of the year. The response to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Questionnaire was up in 2013. more »»

Fishing an important part of culture

May 4, 2013 To go fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. more »»

Fishing for catfish is rewarding

May 4, 2013 It was May of last year when I did a column about the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Catfish Stocking program and how it will bring families together. more »»

Spring gobbler season is in full swing

April 27, 2013 West Virginia’s spring gobbler hunting season is now in high gear. The season opened on Monday and will close on Saturday, May 18. more »»

Varmint hunters need to prepare for the hunt

April 20, 2013 In last week’s column, I made a brief mention about getting your varmint rifles sighted in. With the good weather we had this past week, it would be a good time to get this don. more »»

Residents should leave young wildlife alone

April 13, 2013 We are now well into the month of April, and the weather has changed radically in the past two weeks. On March 30, there was snow on the ground throughout Elkin. more »»

Hunters’ property still being vandalized

April 6, 2013 This past week, I was talking to a spokesman for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife District 1, about the public shooting range located at the Pedlar Wildlife Management Area... more »»

Izaak Walton League hosts monthly event

March 30, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Mountaineer Chapter Izaak Walton League had its monthly dinner meetin. more »»

Attendance improves at regulation meeting

March 23, 2013 Approximately 50 residents attended the annual West Virginia Division of National Resources Regulations Meeting held earlier this week at the Elkins Operations Cente. more »»

A few changes for the antlerless season

March 15, 2013 This past Monday, I was at the Elkins Operations Center for the first time in about six months. I was able to get a handful of the questionnaires for 2013. more »»

March is the month for transition

March 9, 2013 For people who enjoy being outdoors, March is the month to get rid of that “cabin fever” and start living outdoors again. more »»

Outdoor Activities &?Adventures

March 2, 2013 Since the massacre of 20 small children and six adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on De. more »»

New Elkwater reservoir could be a gem

February 23, 2013 We are now in the dead of winter, and while this year may not be like last year (one of the mildest winters on record), we still have not had the deep snows and bitter cold like winters of the pas. more »»

DNR announces public regulation meetings

February 16, 2013 It may seem like a long way off for some outdoor enthusiasts, but the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced public meetings to discuss the future hunting, trapping and fishing... more »»

DNR announces public regulation meetings

February 15, 2013 It may seem like a long way off for some outdoor enthusiasts, but the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced public meetings to discuss the future hunting, trapping and fishing... more »»

DNR announces 2013 trout stocking changes

February 9, 2013 When it comes to hunting and fishing, there is not very much to talk or write about this time of the year, except for maybe the trout stockings. Between Jan. 22 and Feb. more »»

Hunters bag a record 2,683 black bears

February 2, 2013 This past week, I was joking with one of the game biologists who works out of the Elkins Operation Center. I asked if there was any chance of a typographical error in that bear harvest figure. more »»

 
 

 

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