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DNR: Buck season OK despite opening-day winds
JOHN McCOY | Gazette
DNR: Buck season OK despite opening-day winds

BUFFALO — High winds and scattered showers on the opening day of West Virginia’s buck season almost certainly kept hunters from killing as many deer as they otherwise might have. Nevertheless, state wildlife...

DNR: Buck season OK despite opening-day winds
DNR: Buck season OK despite opening-day winds

BUFFALO — High winds and scattered showers on the opening day of West Virginia’s buck season almost certainly kept hunters from killing as many deer as they otherwise might have. Nevertheless, state wildlife ...

Size of W.Va.’s buck harvest largely hinges on weather
Size of W.Va.’s buck harvest largely hinges on weather

On the eve of West Virginia’s 2014 firearm season for buck deer, state wildlife officials have their mind on one thing — the weather.

“A lot will hinge on the weather conditions during the season’s first two to three...

John McCoy: Buck season safer now, but still demands caution

One of the advantages of advancing age is being able to remember the bad old days.

It’s nice to remember the good old days too, but where hunter safety is concerned there were no good old days.

As late as the 1980s, an average West...

Fancy flies earn honors for area vets
Fancy flies earn honors for area vets

HUNTINGTON — Two Huntington-area fly tiers are getting rewarded this weekend.

The men, military veterans who learned to tie flies in the Project Healing Waters program, earned expenses-paid trips to the...

Deer gun season starts Nov. 24 in state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Deer hunters are getting ready to fan out across West Virginia for the start of the two-week gun season.

The Division of Natural Resources says the season begins Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 6. It is open in all...

Deer hunters should help boost bear harvest, DNR says
Deer hunters should help boost bear harvest, DNR says

If West Virginia enjoys a record-breaking bear season this year, chances are good that deer hunters played a sizable role in making it happen.

More than half the state’s counties are now open to bear hunting during the firearm season for...

Young Putnam hunter gets off to a fast start
Young Putnam hunter gets off to a fast start

Isaac Shock might be spoiled for life.

On his very first day as a bowhunter, the 7-year-old elementary school student bagged a bigger buck than most hunters ever kill in their lifetimes.

“I knew Isaac was capable of killing a deer,...

W.Va. DNR gains following on social media
W.Va. DNR gains following on social media

West Virginia’s hunters and anglers are moving into a couple of new cyber homes.

Two new social media sites offer sportsmen and sportswomen opportunities to share what they’re doing in the outdoors, and to learn what’s new...

W.Va.’s whitetail rut sparks myths, misconceptions
W.Va.’s whitetail rut sparks myths, misconceptions

Of the myriad components of deer-hunting lore, few are as misunderstood as the yearly whitetail rut.

Conventional wisdom holds that buck deer, focused on mating, pursue receptive does with such blind ardor that they become easy quarry. As is...

John McCoy: W.Va.’s trout program has void at the top

Sometimes the workings of government make me shake my head in disbelief.

Last week on this page, we published an interview with Mike Shingleton, the man who for the past 17 years had seved as the head of West Virginia’s trout-fishing...

Fur prices are good, but W.Va. trappers scarce
Fur prices are good, but W.Va. trappers scarce

State wildlife officials say the upcoming season would look pretty decent for West Virginia’s trappers — if there were more of them.

Furbearer populations are good, at least for the most part. If fur prices earlier this year hold...

DNR’s Shingleton retires after 17 years as head of trout program
DNR’s Shingleton retires after 17 years as head of trout program

When Mike Shingleton took over West Virginia’s trout-fishing program in 1997, he had one overriding goal:

Don’t mess it up.

“I realized we already had a good program in place, so my first thought was to keep the good...

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