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Trophy fish, deer sought for W.Va. display

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia outdoors officials are looking to display trophy fish and big bucks at an upcoming event.

West Virginia’s celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day is set for Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall...

Trophy fish, deer sought for W.Va. display

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia outdoors officials are looking to display trophy fish and big bucks at an upcoming event.

West Virginia’s celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day is set for Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall...

State bird hunting seasons begin Sept. 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s hunting seasons for Canada goose and other birds will open Sept. 1.

The Division of Natural Resources says the early Canada goose season will run through Sept. 13.

Hunting seasons for sora...

New DNR enforcement chief says his ‘heart is still in the field’
New DNR enforcement chief says his ‘heart is still in the field’

Coming up through the ranks gave Col. Jerry Jenkins the experience he needed for the job he now holds.

“I think I might be the only colonel who has held all the ranks available within the Division of Natural Resources,” said...

Feds set W.Va.’s migratory bird seasons
Feds set W.Va.’s migratory bird seasons

The feds have spoken.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials have set West Virginia’s seasons for mourning doves, woodcocks, snipes and rails.

Under this year’s regulations, hunting for doves, snipes and rails will begin...

John McCoy: Not all records made to be broken

One of sports’ great axioms is that “records are made to be broken.”

Sometimes that’s true.

Sometimes it isn’t.

Take, for example, West Virginia’s list of fishing records. Some of them get...

Outdoors Calendar — Aug. 17

Today

n The Putnam County Gun Club will hold a high-power match, 9 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-344-0423.

n The Putnam County Gun Club will hold a...

Scott Shalaway: Harmful algal blooms

During the first four days of August, the Western Basin of Lake Erie made national news. A harmful algal bloom (HAB) threatened the water supply near Toledo, Ohio. Wind and water currents pushed a bloom of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) to the...

Four-year-old lands 8-pound bass
Four-year-old lands 8-pound bass

Ari Clark might fish for the rest of his life without catching a bass as large as the one he caught July 26, and that’s saying something.

After all, at 4 years of age, Ari has a lot of fishing left in his future.

“Fishing is...

Scott Shalaway: Spittlebugs, galls, and evening singers

Insects thrive during the warmth of summer, and many are conspicuous and familiar. Myriad species of flies and ants plague our outdoor activities, hornets terrorize us, and fireflies and butterflies delight us. Many insects, however, are less...

Muni hunts ‘a success story’ for W.Va.

Heads up, deer hunters. In less than a month, you might have a chance to enjoy your favorite pastime.

West Virginia’s whitetail archery season doesn’t begin until Sept. 27, but by law cities and towns are allowed to open special...

Opportunity leads archer Addington away from W.Va.
Opportunity leads archer Addington away from W.Va.

WINFIELD — West Virginia means the world to Frank Addington Jr. That’s why he’ll miss it so much.

On Monday, Addington, 47, will load his wife and kids into the family SUV and begin the long drive to his new home near San...

Kanawha State Forest program to tell bluebirds’ story
Kanawha State Forest program to tell bluebirds’ story

Everyone loves bluebirds.

For that reason alone, Kanawha State Forest officials expect a nice crowd for today’s Bird of the Month presentation at the forest’s swimming-pool area.

Master naturalist Rob Bailey will conduct the...

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