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Early seasons trigger hunters’ expectations

Monday might not dawn a great deal differently from today, but make no mistake: Something will have changed.

Today we enjoy the height of summer — grilling, picnicking, pleasure boating. Tomorrow, one-half hour before sunrise, we get our...

W.Va.’s fish hatcheries deteriorate with time
W.Va.’s fish hatcheries deteriorate with time

West Virginia fisheries officials are learning a hard lesson: Bricks and mortar last only so long.

Many of the state’s fish hatcheries were built more than 50 years ago, and they’re showing their age. Some leak water; others...

Early seasons trigger hunters’ expectations

Monday might not dawn a great deal differently from today, but make no mistake: Something will have changed.

Today we enjoy the height of summer — grilling, picnicking, pleasure boating. Tomorrow, one-half hour before sunrise, we get our...

State squirrel hunting season opens Sept. 13

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s squirrel hunting season will open Sept. 13.

The Division of Natural Resources says hunters can expect to see squirrel numbers similar to last year’s season, based on 2013’s...

Storm-felled trees create new trout habitat in W.Va’s Mill Creek
Storm-felled trees create new trout habitat in W.Va’s Mill Creek

Even a good trout stream can stand a little improvement.

That’s why a crew of workers has spent most of the summer dragging fallen logs into the crystalline waters of Randolph County’s Mill Creek, creating much-needed habitat for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fish virus found in W.Va., no kills reported

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A state biologist says a virus that can kill bass has been found in several West Virginia waterways, but no fish kills have been reported.

Division of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Scott Morrison says...

Tate Lohr Hatchery performs vital role
Tate Lohr Hatchery performs vital role

OAKVALE — The phrase “you can’t get there from here” might well have been written to describe West Virginia’s Tate Lohr Trout Hatchery.

Located in an isolated Mercer County hollow...

Outdoors Calendar for week of 8-3-14

Today

The Putnam County Gun Club will hold a bull’s-eye pistol match, 9 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-246-1841.

Aug. 9

The Kanawha Valley Regulators will hold a Cowboy Action Shooting match,...

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