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Annual DNR?regulations meeting returns to Elkins

March 10, 2012 On March 12 and March 13 the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public open-house meetings throughout the state. more »»

Mount Porte Crayon is rough and wild

March 3, 2012 This time of the year there is really not a lot to write about except for maybe the trout stockings. more »»

Hunter education program has made a difference

February 25, 2012 It was in the middle to late 1950s when I was learning how to hunt. more »»

A day of hunting with my dogs

February 4, 2012 People have been hunting with dogs for centuries, and that tradition continues today. more »»

Adults need to set a good example

January 28, 2012 It was in September 2008 I had a column about the youth hunts in West Virgini. more »»

Black bear harvest didn’t break record

January 21, 2012 The preliminary figures for the 2011 black bear and fall turkey harvests are now out. I said in a column last year that the bear harvest should be a record in 201. more »»

Hunting-related shooting turns into a redneck brawl

January 14, 2012 In just about all hunting-related shooting accidents or incidents, there is only a shooter and victim. more »»

Santa delivered a lot of guns last christmas

January 7, 2012 Santa left a record number of guns under the trees this Christmas. The sale of guns nationwide for the month of December 2011 boomed. more »»

This year has been an unsual hunting season

December 31, 2011 Another year and hunting season is about to come to an end. The year 2011 has been unusual in some respects. The harvest for the two-week buck gun season was much better than most people expected. more »»

This year has been an unsual hunting season

December 31, 2011 Another year and hunting season is about to come to an end. The year 2011 has been unusual in some respects. The harvest for the two-week buck gun season was much better than most people expected. more »»

Buck harvest figures are surprising

December 17, 2011 Preliminary results of the 2011 buck gun season are finally out, and I do not know who is more surprised — the wildlife biologists of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the general... more »»

Weather is much improved, but still no luck

December 2, 2011 The weather for Tuesday and Wednesday of the second week of the buck gun season was also something to be desired. more »»

Rain dampens early days of buck season

November 26, 2011 In last week’s column, I stated that approximately 275,000 hunters would be going after that “big buck” during the first week of the bucks-only gun season. more »»

Six firearm hunting incidents reported so far in 2011

November 12, 2011 First, for the entertainment part of my column: I went squirrel hunting this past Saturday using my grandfather’s old J. C. Higgins bolt-action, 12-gauge shotgun. more »»

Urban deer hunt is going just fine

November 5, 2011 Last week, I had the opportunity to talk with the liaison of the Morgantown intercity deer bow hunt, Rick Bebout. more »»

Road hunting is illegal in West Virginia

October 29, 2011 A few days ago, I ran into one of my readers on the street who suggested that I write an article about road hunting. At first, I did not give this idea much thought. more »»

Tree stand injuries on the rise

October 22, 2011 Most West Virginians know that hunting accidents in this state due to careless shooting have taken a big decline in the past 10-15 years. This has been discussed in past columns. more »»

Two more hunting seasons get under way today

October 15, 2011 The ruffed grouse and raccoon hunting seasons get under way today. I have to openly admit that I have never been racoon hunting in my life. more »»

Animal rights movement continues to advance

October 8, 2011 A few years ago, a caller to Rush Limbaugh’s radio program asked the following question: “If there were no human beings on this planet, would animals have rights?” Limbaugh rejected the question... more »»

Hunting season will soon be in high gear

September 24, 2011 Squirrel season started two weeks ago. I have talked with a few people who have been hunting and some agree with me that it is just too early to be hunting squirrels. more »»

 
 

 

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