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Back on the football field

August 31, 2015 Ah yes, football is back! As I sat in the press box Friday night calling the Elkins/North Marion game on the radio I couldn’t help but to think how lucky I was to be associated with high school... more »»

 
 
 
Youth squirrel season starts next weekend

August 29, 2015 The importance of the youth hunting season we have in this state cannot be over-emphasized. more »»

Season is winding down

August 27, 2015 Beautiful weather, just a little cool in the evening, set the stage for the final season event. more »»

Busy weekend planned for hunters in Randolph County

August 22, 2015 On Aug. 15, the Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America held its annual Youth Conservation Day. About 25 youth ages 8-15 showed up for this free outdoor educational event. more »»

Outdoor fun in Tucker County

August 21, 2015 DAVIS — Thursday afternoon in the Tucker County altitudes of Canaan Valley proved to be a little too wet for West Virginia prep golfing affair. more »»

Wall of Fame is a success

August 20, 2015 The Wall of Fame induction ceremony was a great success. Ten legends of Elkins Raceway were embossed on the wall erected near the concession stand on the hill. more »»

A drive in the hills

August 15, 2015 CABINS — As my workday began Friday, I did the usual routine of getting some food in my belly and then checking in with what technology and email may have said while I was asleep. more »»

Hunters should take survey

August 15, 2015 Last week, I got my mast survey kit from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. more »»

Thunder at the raceway

August 13, 2015 “Thunder in the mountains” - the new slogan for Elkins Raceway - is a perfect description of a night of racing action. more »»

Pleasure and pain of football

August 11, 2015 ELKINS — The sport of football is definitely a violent game. more »»

Teaching youth about guns and gun safety is very important

August 8, 2015 Since I started doing this “Outdoor Activities” column about eight years ago, I have have stated on several occasions that I have been around guns all my life. more »»

Sunny skies for racing action

August 6, 2015 Mix beautiful weather and great dirt track racing and you have the perfect combination for an exciting evening of racing at Elkins Raceway. more »»

Time for bow hunters to practice

August 1, 2015 Today is the first day of August, and this year’s summer heat and humidity are quite difficult for most people to endure. This week, Ruth and I went to the July Izaak Walton League dinner/meetin. more »»

Racing action in full swing

July 30, 2015 The evening was beautiful and the racing in the mid-season championship was as hot as the weather. more »»

Facebook can be used as a valuable tool for DNR police

July 25, 2015 Poachers are simply illegal hunters who don’t comply with laws, rules, or regulations. It looks like some people are beginning to realize these outlaws are nothing but thieves. more »»

Great weekend of racing

July 23, 2015 Beautiful but hot weather was on tap for the Fifth Annual Richard G. Skidmore Memorial Race. The sun was bright and the first night of the two day event promised great racing. more »»

Four weeks without features

July 16, 2015 Hard on the gas, set the car in the corner and as the back comes around, gas it for that next straight away and then do it again! At least that’s what I remember doing before the rainy season hit! ... more »»

Finding private land to hunt can be expensive

July 13, 2015 Last week, I made a brief mention about land holding companies who own large tracts of acreage, who are now leasing land to small hunting clubs, and why they are doing this. more »»

Another Friday, more rain

July 9, 2015 Well, it was Friday night and sure enough it rained again! This time I was in the Mud Bus to run my heat, and almost drowned before we could load up and get home. more »»

Summer camps can make memories

July 6, 2015 With public school calendars seemingly getting longer, the onslaught of technological dependence and what simply seems to be a faster moving world than it was when I was a kid, I wonder, are there... more »»

Reflecting pools can come from raindrops, teardrops

July 4, 2015 There are some battles athletes and coaches can’t win, no matter how hard they try. Such was the case with our recent bout with Mother Natur. more »»

 
 

BLOOD DRIVES September 2, 2015

BLOOD DRIVES: American Red Cross blood drives will be at the following times: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Madden Student Center at Davis & Elkins College, Elkins; and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Elkins High School, Elkinsi. more »

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