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The cheat area is to be respected

September 3, 2011 It has often been said that Cheat Mountain and River got their named because both have cheated many people out of their lives by drowning or by isolating them in severe winter weathe. more »»

There are different reasons why people own guns

August 27, 2011 Since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, I have heard this statement at least 100 times, “the world would be better off if guns had never been invente. more »»

Beware of food-borne illnesses

August 13, 2011 Summer cookouts have always been a time-honored family tradition for many generations. However, there is one thing no one wants to share with his family or friends, and that is a food-borne illness. more »»

There are many variables in the 2011 antlerless season

July 30, 2011 Last week, I barely touched bases on how the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources was going to hold the antlerless firearms seasons this year. more »»

Hunters: Get ready for some unusual changes

July 23, 2011 The 2011-2012 Hunting and Trapping Regulations are now out, and I recommend all sportsmen and women study them thoroughly to understand the changes for this year. more »»

Morgantown realizes it has a deer problem

July 16, 2011 It was in the fall of 1955 when I started learning how to hunt. At that time, the most popular game animal in the state was the squirre. more »»

Warmwater stocking provides additional opportunities

June 18, 2011 I think most of West Virginia’s anglers know about the state’s trout stocking program that has been quite successful for several years. more »»

Groundhogs are shy and difficult to shoot

June 11, 2011 In West Virginia, most hunting enthusiasts know that varmint hunting is open year-round, with no bag limit. more »»

Walking is the pathway to good health

June 4, 2011 I hope I am not disappointing a large number of my loyal readers because this week’s column is mostly about maintaining good health so you can enjoy the outdoors to the maximum. more »»

Post 29 begins season today at Berkeley County

June 4, 2011 The Elkins Post 29 American Legion team returns 15 players off of last year’s and begins the season today at Berkeley County. more »»

Banning firearms hunting in national forests is a slap in the face

May 28, 2011 If certain people in the Obama administration have their way, firearms hunting in many of the nation’s national forests could be banned in the next 10 to 15 years. more »»

Most children enjoy learning how to shoot

May 21, 2011 As I have said in past columns, I have been around guns all my life. We did not have any pistols or shotguns in the house when I was growing up, but we did have some rifles. more »»

Hunting season regulations finalized

May 7, 2011 The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Commissioners had their quarterly meeting at the Elkins Operations Center this past Sunday. more »»

State crow season is a federal regulation

April 30, 2011 It was 2003 when the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources established a hunting season on crows. more »»

Ancient game is good for growing children

April 23, 2011 I started doing this weekly column about four years ago. In an introductory column, I said there will be more to “Outdoor Activities and Adventures” than just hunting and fishing. more »»

Offense dreary in scrimmage tilt

April 23, 2011 MORGANTOWN — Friday’s second officiated scrimmage of the spring for the West Virginia University football team was as dreary for the offense as the weather that dampened the practice field. more »»

Sunday hunting should not be controversial

April 9, 2011 When it comes to sport hunting in West Virginia, I do not think there is any one issue more controversial among people of our state than the Sunday hunting law. more »»

DNR questionnaire must be turned in by Friday The annual questionnaire put out by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now available for all concerned hunters, anglers, trappers, landowners, outdoor organizations and other individuals intere

April 1, 2011 The annual questionnaire put out by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now available for all concerned hunters, anglers, trappers, landowners, outdoor organizations and other... more »»

State’s black bear population is mind-boggling

March 26, 2011 In last week’s column, I reported that the bear hunters took a record number of black bears statewide in 2010 (2,392. more »»

There were fluctuations in the 2010 big-game harvests

March 19, 2011 Last week, I got a copy of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 2010 Big Game Bulletin. more »»



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