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Duck biologists recommend liberal season
JOHN McCOY | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Duck biologists recommend liberal season

If federal wildlife officials heed the recommendations of waterfowl biologists, West Virginia’s duck hunters can look forward to a nice, long season.

Members of the Atlantic Flyway Council, representing states from Florida to Maine and on...

Duck biologists recommend liberal season
Duck biologists recommend liberal season

If federal wildlife officials heed the recommendations of waterfowl biologists, West Virginia’s duck hunters can look forward to a nice, long season.

Members of the Atlantic Flyway Council, representing states from Florida to Maine and on ...

DNR opens public lands to permit-based bear hunt
DNR opens public lands to permit-based bear hunt

A change in West Virginia’s bear-hunting regulations will open thousands of acres of prime bear habitat to hunters — provided they draw permits that allow them to hunt there.

Division of Natural Resources officials have started...

Applications available for state bear gun season

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Natural Resources says permit applications are now available for the limited bear firearms season this fall in West Virginia.

A bear season without dogs will take place from Nov. 24 through...

Application period dwindles for limited antlerless permits

Time is running out for deer hunters to apply for 3,245 antlerless-deer permits for West Virginia’s 2014 whitetail season.

Division of Natural Resources officials will only honor applications received by the close of business on Aug. 15,...

No fishing next week at APCO hydro site

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Starting Monday, the public fishing access at the Winfield Hydroelectric Project in Kanawha County will be closed.

The planned five-day closure announced by Appalachian Power is needed while a small structure is built...

W.Va. game licenses going electronic

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Division of Natural Resources is shedding paper and moving to an electronic licensing system for hunters and anglers.

The change will be ushered in Jan. 1, according to the...

Kids’ fishing tournament set for this weekend

Staff reports

The 14th annual Kids Fishing Tournament will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Lick Creek Pond at East Lynn Lake.

The tournament includes four age categories: 3 years old and under; 4 to 6 years old; 7 to 11 years...

Fishing guide details proper catch-and-release techniques
Fishing guide details proper catch-and-release techniques

In West Virginia’s catch-and-release waters, it ain’t easy being a fish.

Not only do you run the risk of being caught several times a year, there’s a very real chance you’ll die because some careless angler suffocated ...

W.Va. gobbler hunters log first incident-free season
W.Va. gobbler hunters log first incident-free season

For the first time ever, West Virginia’s spring gobbler hunters have gone through an entire season without a single reported injury.

That’s right. No one got shot, no one sprained an ankle or broke a leg, and no one suffered a...

John McCoy: Free fishing days are a golden opportunity

Anyone who pays taxes can attest that few things government “gives” its citizens are truly free.

One notable exception is West Virginia’s free fishing days.

For two days in early June each year, anyone of any age can...

State spring turkey hunting season has no incidents

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Division of Natural Resources officials say no fatalities or injuries were reported during the spring turkey hunting season in West Virginia for the first time since it was established in the late 1960s.

The four-...

State ponds receive stockings of ‘catchable-sized’ catfish
State ponds receive stockings of ‘catchable-sized’ catfish

West Virginia’s fish-hatchery workers were quite busy this week.

You might say they were spreading the wealth around, stocking 5,000 channel catfish that averaged about a pound and a half apiece into 18 lakes and ponds scattered...

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