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W.Va. hunters harvest 2,682 black bears during seasons

January 27, 2014 According to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 2,682 black bears during the combined bow and firearms seasons in 2013. more »»

How to protect your guns against corrosion

January 18, 2014 If you were to ask the question, “what is the biggest enemy of guns,” some people would be quick to reply, “The gun control lawmakers or politicians in all levels of government. more »»

Deer gun seasons yield no harvest

January 11, 2014 Another year, and big game hunting season has come to an end. I have to openly admit, in this past deer gun seasons I got skunked. I just wasn’t able to be at the right place at the right tim. more »»

Big game hunting has changed over the years

December 28, 2013 On the day before Christmas, I was reading the Pocahontas Times, which is a weekly newspaper, online. I saw an interesting feature in the paper’s 50 years ago column. more »»

Buck harvest numbers released

December 21, 2013 Last Friday, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources released the preliminary figures for the two-week deer buck firearms season. more »»

Shopping for outdoorsmen

December 14, 2013 Christmas is now less than two weeks away, and some people are still wondering what to get for those who like to hunt, fish and target shoo. more »»

Deer harvest numbers vary

December 7, 2013 It is now the second week of the deer buck season, and the weather for most of this week has been ideal for deer hunting. more »»

Buck gun season to begin Monday

November 23, 2013 The traditional two-week buck gun season will start on Monday and run through Dec. 7. more »»

Writer struggles on squirrel hunt

November 16, 2013 Last week, I decided to try my luck at a place I have not seen in at least 20 years. more »»

Hunting seasons have seen just 1 fatality

November 9, 2013 The traditional buck-gun deer season is about two weeks away. more »»

Writer still enjoys bagging squirrels with a .22

November 2, 2013 I went out once again to the national forest adjoining the Izaak Walton League property on Files Creek. I noticed the leaves that were green the Saturday before were starting to turn. more »»

Effects of Superstorm Sandy still linger

October 26, 2013 Last Saturday, I decided to go squirrel hunting for a day with my old 12-gauge bolt-action shotgun. more »»

Cooler weather would help hunters

October 19, 2013 I have finally made it into the woods for this fall. This past Wednesday, I went out about 3 p.m. to a small tract of acreage about a mile from tow. more »»

Fall wild turkey season to begin today

October 12, 2013 Everything in Elkins appears to be getting back to normal this week. The 2013 Mountain State Forest Festival is history. The leaves are beginning to change colors. more »»

Tree stand hunters need to use caution

October 5, 2013 This year, the weather looks like it is going to be great for the annual Mountain State Forest Festival. more »»

Hunting and fishing show to begin today

September 28, 2013 Time is really moving quickly. Today, the statewide deer archery season comes in. This season will end Dec. 31. more »»

Good hunting ethics are important

September 21, 2013 In another week, this year’s hunting season will be in full swing. I have already had a few people ask me if I have been squirrel hunting yet. My answer is, no, it’s just too early. more »»

Squirrel season begins today

September 14, 2013 The statewide squirrel season comes in today, while the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will have a special six-day black bear gun season starting next Saturday. On Sep. more »»

Black bears try to stay clear of people

September 7, 2013 West Virginia’s black bear population is probably higher now than what it was a century ago. Bear sightings are being reported in just about all of the state’s 55 counties. more »»

Sport hunting needs more novice hunters

August 23, 2013 Mentoring new hunters is crucial for the future and survival of this noble sport. Here is the leading reason why approximately 30 states have implemented special youth hunts. more »»

 
 

 

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