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Expect changes in antlerless deer seasons

March 12, 2011 The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will conduct its annual regulations open house meetings in 12 locations from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 14 and March 15. more »»

Outdoor writer passes away after long career

February 26, 2011 I never met Charleston Gazette outdoor writer “Skip” Johnson, but I did enjoy reading his “Woods and Waters” column in the Sunday morning newspaper. more »»

State offers many choices for outdoor enthusiasts

February 12, 2011 I have been writing this column for about four years and have often said that many outdoor enthusiasts in this state do not realize what is available to them when it comes to public recreation. more »»

Williams River is a fantastic trout stream

February 5, 2011 I have to openly admit that I am not as enthusiastic on fishing as I am on hunting. I do enjoy fishing when I am catching something. more »»

2010 was an unusual hunting season

January 29, 2011 Several hunters are saying that 2010 was a strange or unusual hunting season statewide. We had an abundance of acorns and hickory nuts last year. more »»

Firearms rights are going to be under attack

January 22, 2011 The gun control supporters are wasting no time in their efforts to impose strict and senseless gun laws on the American people. more »»

It’s time to show respect for our DNR public servants

December 31, 2010 Another year and hunting season is about to come to an end. Years ago, I used to send a Christmas card to the Elkins Operations Center to thank them for the good hunting season we had for that year. more »»

Carelessness helps give hunting a bad reputation

December 24, 2010 About 25 years ago, Ruth and I took a hunter safety course at the Elkins Operation Center. The conservation officer in charge emphasized a good case in point when the class was about to adjourn. more »»

Anti-hunters are now trying a new approach

December 11, 2010 I would have liked for this week’s column to be on the 2010 buck gun season harvest. As of 6 p.m. more »»

The fun is done after you get the deer

November 27, 2010 In 1994, I had a special permit to take one antlerless deer in the McClintic Wildlife Management Area in Mason County. I was able to get a very large doe at about one hour after sunrise. more »»

Buck gun season is big business

November 20, 2010 This coming Monday will be the opening day of the buck gun deer seaso. more »»

Hunters should consider sharing their harvest

November 13, 2010 I think that all the people who fish and hunt in this state love those sports to the fullest. This allows them to get in the outdoors, to enjoy nature at its best, and get fresh air. more »»

Mast report good for 2010 hunting season

October 30, 2010 This past week, I received my 2010 Mast Survey Report from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resource. more »»

Hunters need to comply with laws and regulations

October 16, 2010 The West Virginia Annual Hunting Season officially started this past Saturday, with the opening of the squirrel season. When I was a young teenager, this was my favorite day of the year. more »»

Squirrel hunting: Rifle or shotgun, which is the best?

October 2, 2010 No one can deny that squirrels are cute, frisky and interesting little critters to watch. In a park or the residential areas of any city, they should always be considered public pets. more »»

Eastern Coyotes could be beneficial

September 25, 2010 I think it was about 1990 when I read a story in Wonderful West Virginia, titled “Coyotes Are Here to Stay.” The Eastern Coyote is somewhat different from its western cousin. more »»

Wild turkey program is a management success

September 4, 2010 The wild turkey in West Virginia has to be the most important game bird. The Eastern wild turkey has responded well to sound wildlife practices. more »»

Gun safety and responsibility starts in the home

August 28, 2010 This week’s column is about the responsibilities every person has when they have firearms in their home. more »»

Rabbits are cute, destructive and good to hunt

August 21, 2010 I said in last weeks’ column that I have seen more young rabbits along the secondary roads this summer than I have seen in several years. This can be good or bad news. more »»

The mast survey is important

August 14, 2010 On July 31 I received my mast survey condition papers from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. I will most likely be a cooperator for Randolph County this year. more »»

 
 

 

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