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Hunters’ property still being vandalized

April 6, 2013 This past week, I was talking to a spokesman for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife District 1, about the public shooting range located at the Pedlar Wildlife Management Area... more »»

Izaak Walton League hosts monthly event

March 30, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Mountaineer Chapter Izaak Walton League had its monthly dinner meetin. more »»

Attendance improves at regulation meeting

March 23, 2013 Approximately 50 residents attended the annual West Virginia Division of National Resources Regulations Meeting held earlier this week at the Elkins Operations Cente. more »»

A few changes for the antlerless season

March 15, 2013 This past Monday, I was at the Elkins Operations Center for the first time in about six months. I was able to get a handful of the questionnaires for 2013. more »»

March is the month for transition

March 9, 2013 For people who enjoy being outdoors, March is the month to get rid of that “cabin fever” and start living outdoors again. more »»

Outdoor Activities &?Adventures

March 2, 2013 Since the massacre of 20 small children and six adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on De. more »»

New Elkwater reservoir could be a gem

February 23, 2013 We are now in the dead of winter, and while this year may not be like last year (one of the mildest winters on record), we still have not had the deep snows and bitter cold like winters of the pas. more »»

DNR announces public regulation meetings

February 16, 2013 It may seem like a long way off for some outdoor enthusiasts, but the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced public meetings to discuss the future hunting, trapping and fishing... more »»

DNR announces public regulation meetings

February 15, 2013 It may seem like a long way off for some outdoor enthusiasts, but the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced public meetings to discuss the future hunting, trapping and fishing... more »»

DNR announces 2013 trout stocking changes

February 9, 2013 When it comes to hunting and fishing, there is not very much to talk or write about this time of the year, except for maybe the trout stockings. Between Jan. 22 and Feb. more »»

Hunters bag a record 2,683 black bears

February 2, 2013 This past week, I was joking with one of the game biologists who works out of the Elkins Operation Center. I asked if there was any chance of a typographical error in that bear harvest figure. more »»

Preston County was the leader for all the deer seasons

January 19, 2013 Last Saturday was unseasonably warm. I got into the woods about 9 a.m. to try to get another squirrel with my grandfather’s old shotgun. more »»

Small game, trapping and varmint seasons are still in

January 11, 2013 The big game hunting season for 2012 came to a close at one-half hour after sunset on Dec. 31, 2012. more »»

Outdoors people are easy to please

December 22, 2012 On Friday, December 14, 2012, Ruth and I were in the Elkins InterMountain newsroom preparing last week’s column, when I got word about the school shooting in Newtown, Con. more »»

Harvest for the 2012 buck season is slightly down

December 15, 2012 I was talking to a very dissatisfied deer hunter this past week, who told me he had not bagged a buck this year. more »»

Harvest for the 2012 buck season is slightly down

December 15, 2012 I was talking to a very dissatisfied deer hunter this past week, who told me he had not bagged a buck this year. more »»

Downed trees did make a difference during deer season

December 7, 2012 As of Thursday, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has not released any figures on the total buck harvest for 2012. I reported last week that I had not fired a shot for this year. more »»

Wildlife sports gaining in popularity

December 1, 2012 This past August, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service reported the number of hunters grew 9 percent between 2006 to 2011, and the number of anglers jumped 11 percent for the same period. more »»

Federal budget cuts will be devastating

November 10, 2012 In Washington, D.C., the federal government will soon take more than three-quarters of a million dollars ($760,000) out of West Virginia’s fish, wildlife, and law enforcement programs. more »»

Statewide mast is very spotty this year

October 20, 2012 Last week, I received my 2012 West Virginia Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook Report. This year, 309 locations of the state were surveyed by outdoor professionals and cooperators from all walks of life. more »»

 
 

 

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