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Public meetings set on proposed new state hunting regs

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia residents will have an opportunity this month to review and comment on the state’s proposed new hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.

The Division of Natural Resources has scheduled 12...

Public meetings set on proposed new state hunting regs

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia residents will have an opportunity this month to review and comment on the state’s proposed new hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.

The Division of Natural Resources has scheduled 12...

For W.Va.’s fish hatchery workers, there is no ‘off-season’
For W.Va.’s fish hatchery workers, there is no ‘off-season’

APPLE GROVE — There’s no shortage of work in a fish hatchery, even when most of the fish are gone.

Just ask the employees at West Virginia’s two “warm-water” fish hatcheries. The Division of Natural...

Seasons coming to close for many game species in state

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is reminding hunters and trappers that seasons are ending this week for several species of game.

The Division of Natural Resources says hunting and trapping seasons for red fox, gray fox, bobcat and ...

W.Va. angler travels the world in search of trout
W.Va. angler travels the world in search of trout

Vince Dudley is living a trout fisherman’s dream.

In the past 17 years, the 67-year-old Charleston native has visited fished for trout, char and salmon in all four of Earth’s hemispheres. His travels have taken him to destinations...

John McCoy: Online poacher tip line nets arrests

When West Virginians use the Internet to turn in poachers, they’re using technology set up by a college student.

Caleb Harper, now a Natural Resources Police officer in Gilmer County, developed the Report Poachers Online feature found on...

New sponsors help expand ‘Trail of Dreams’ bass-tournament circuit
New sponsors help expand ‘Trail of Dreams’ bass-tournament circuit

The pot is getting a little sweeter for bass fishing’s weekend warriors.

Promoters of The Trail of Dreams, a nine-tournament series geared toward West Virginia’s amateur bass anglers, say they plan to make the series bigger and...

DNR to take ‘cautious approach’ to setting 2015 fall turkey season
DNR to take ‘cautious approach’ to setting 2015 fall turkey season

At first glance, it might appear that West Virginia’s 2014 fall turkey season was startlingly similar to 2013’s.

Appearances can be deceiving.

Curtis Taylor, wildlife chief for the state Division of Natural Resources, says...

W.Va. parks, DNR to offer prizes for tagged trout
W.Va. parks, DNR to offer prizes for tagged trout

Catching a trout might just help you pay for your next vacation.

Starting in March, people who catch specially tagged trout at some West Virginia state parks will earn $100 discounts on week-long stays at designated state-park cabins....

W.Va. fishing-lure maker makes splash with turkey call
W.Va. fishing-lure maker makes splash with turkey call

AMMA — Bill Looney is best known as the fisherman who invented the legendary Amma Bama muskie lure. Now he’s branching out into hunting gear.

At the recent West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show in...

W.Va. wildlife biologists calculate deer numbers to set hunting regulations
W.Va. wildlife biologists calculate deer numbers to set hunting regulations

That noise coming from the Elkins area is the sound of numbers being crunched.

Clerks are working their way through stacks of game-check tags, keying in the tags’ information so biologists know exactly how many animals were killed during...

DNR tries to clear up licensing confusion

Issuing hunting and fishing licenses isn’t always easy.

Recent changes to West Virginia’s licensing system — and the confusion those changes have caused — are frustrating both license buyers and the people who issue...

Christmas trees give W.Va. lakes a fishy boost
Christmas trees give W.Va. lakes a fishy boost

LAVALETTE — In the true spirit of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” state fisheries officials have collected hundreds of discarded and surplus Christmas trees.

All those...

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