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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 »»

Fernow Experimental Forest is a unique asset

April 11, 2009 Approximately 80 percent of the acreage in West Virginia is forest covered. The State’s economy depends on these forests for wood production, recreation, wildlife, and many other uses. more »»

Some useful information about this year’s big game hunting season

April 4, 2009 Most of the information in this week’s column is coming from the annual Big Game Bulletin provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. more »»

Sportsmen need to fill out questionnaire

March 27, 2009 The hunting and fishing regulation meetings were held at several locations in the state on March 16 and 17. more »»

The 9mm Luger pistol cartridge has become an international standard

March 21, 2009 The 9x19mm Parabellum, also known as the 9mm Luger, is a pistol cartridge introduced in 1902 by the German weapons manufacturer Deutsche Waffen and Munitionsfabriken (DWM. more »»

Time for some good early fishing

March 14, 2009 Winter has finally loosened its grip on the mountains and allowed the snow and ice to melt out of the headwaters of the creeks and rivers giving us some very good early season trout fishing. more »»

 
 
 

 

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