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A fun day of fishing around the Amelia Island

June 20, 2009 I had a chance to fish the area around Amelia Island in Florida last week with an excellent captain, Jeff Crumpton who used to work at Snowshoe. more »»

Now is the time to hunt groundhogs

June 20, 2009 I am dedicating this week’s column to all the nimrods that enjoy hunting groundhogs during the summer months. In the 1970s and 80s, hunting groundhogs was one of my favorite pastimes. more »»

Protecting a garden from deer can be challenging

June 13, 2009 Most people will agree that the West Virginia Whitetail deer is a pretty animal. They are also cute, furry, graceful and easy to make up to. In North Bend State Park, the deer are very tam. more »»

It’s important to know your flies

June 6, 2009 Fly-fishing is a relaxing and relatively easy way to fish. more »»

Fawns are to be left alone

June 6, 2009 A fawn or baby deer is a pretty, little creature. Like the young of all mammals, they are cute and playful. more »»

It’s important to know your flies

June 5, 2009 Fly-fishing is a relaxing and relatively easy way to fish. more »»

Understating insects is the key to success

May 30, 2009 Last week I talked about mayflies and their importance for the fly angler, so this week I thought I would talk about more bugs that trout feed on this time of year. more »»

Dolly Sods still needs to be respected

May 30, 2009 The Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, or simply Dolly Sods, is a part of the Monongahela National Forest. Most of it is in Tucker County, with small sections in Grant and Randolph countie. more »»

Response to questionnaire continues to fall

May 23, 2009 In 2009, 73 clubs claiming a total membership of 18,944 people, one club of an unknown number of members and 320 individuals responded to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Annual... more »»

Fishing looks very good for fly anglers

May 23, 2009 Memorial Day is here and with the long weekend, many people will be out camping and fishing this weekend. more »»

Savoring a successful Turkey hunt

May 16, 2009 It is not often that things go right for me when Turkey hunting, so I don’t know if the planets aligned or some other phenomenon occurred last Friday because I had one of those hunts that you hear... more »»

The .40 Smith & Wesson

May 16, 2009 The .40 Smith & Wesson is a rimless pistol cartridge developed by Smith & Wesson and Winchester. It is simply a shortened version of the 10mm developed in Sweden by the Norma Ammunition manufacture. more »»

Ramps are a mountain delicacy

May 9, 2009 When I came to Elkins in early 1972, I often heard several people talking about digging and eating ramps. At first, I did not have a clue what they were talking about. more »»

Slow start to spring turkey season

May 2, 2009 Turkey season opened this week with two warm sunny mornings for the hunters, great days to hunt but the hunting was not so great, most people I talked to did not hear many birds gobble, if any. more »»

It’s time to honor our Mountaineer farmers

May 2, 2009 I am dedicating this week’s column to the thousands of men and women who have made agriculture or farming their careers. Many people do not realize that agriculture touches the lives of everyon. more »»

Spring turkey season opens Monday

April 25, 2009 West Virginia’s 2009 statewide spring wild turkey season opens on on Monday and runs through May 23, according to Curtis I. more »»

Looking forward to exploring under the surface

April 25, 2009 I recently had a chance to do something I have wanted to do for a long time, learn scuba divin. more »»

The .225 Winchester is an underrated varmint cartridge

April 25, 2009 The Winchester Repeating Arms Company created the .225 varmint cartridge in 1964 to replace the older .220 Swift. The. more »»

Outdoor enthusiasts should take lightning seriously

April 18, 2009 Lightning is a form of static electricity that man has no control over. It typically occurs during thunderstorms, sometimes during volcanic eruptions, dust storms, and even forest fire. more »»

Successful steelhead fishing in Erie

April 11, 2009 Spring is a great time to get away from home and explore fishing in other parts of the country and I took the opportunity to visit Erie, Pa., for some steelhead fishing last week. more »»



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