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W.Va. DNR’s Jezioro to retire

West Virginia’s longest-serving Division of Natural Resources director is retiring.

Frank Jezioro, appointed to head the DNR in January 2005, will leave the post on Dec. 31. His 10-year stint as director spanned the administrations of Joe...

W.Va. DNR’s Jezioro to retire

West Virginia’s longest-serving Division of Natural Resources director is retiring.

Frank Jezioro, appointed to head the DNR in January 2005, will leave the post on Dec. 31. His 10-year stint as director spanned the administrations of Joe ...

W.Va. DNR readies for fully electronic licensing system
W.Va. DNR readies for fully electronic licensing system

Come New Year’s Day, one of West Virginia’s time-honored institutions will disappear into history.

Traditional hunting and fishing licenses — printed on thin cardstock and festooned with colorful stamps — will pass...

December antlerless seasons become holiday traditions
December antlerless seasons become holiday traditions

Foul weather might have wreaked havoc with West Virginia’s recent buck season, but wildlife officials say there are still opportunities to put venison in the freezer.

The state’s so-called “family antlerless-deer...

John McCoy: Don’t knock winter fishing until you try

I know, I know. To normal people, the words “fishing” and “snow” don’t belong in the same sentence.

Call me weird, but I rather enjoy fishing in snowy weather.

Wintertime trout fishing has given me some...

Asian carp DNA found in more W.Va. waters
Asian carp DNA found in more W.Va. waters

Are West Virginia’s rivers being infiltrated by invasive Asian carp?

The answer is an unequivocal “probably.” Researchers aren’t finding live fish, but they’re finding the fishes’ genetic fingerprints...

Outdoors Calendar — Dec. 14

Dec. 18

West Virginia’s “traditional” hunting season for antlerless deer will begin, one-half hour before sunrise.

Dec. 20

West Virginia’s...

Buck kill plunges 34 percent, DNR says
Buck kill plunges 34 percent, DNR says

West Virginia’s buck season has been blown away.

Snow and rain also played a part, but wildlife officials believe the 50-mph winds that whipped across the Mountain State on opening day contributed most heavily to a whopping 34 percent...

State game licenses to go electronic Jan. 1

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s new electronic licensing system for hunters, trappers and anglers will go into effect Jan. 1.

The Division of Natural Resources says staff will prepare for converting paper records into the ...

December firearm season will determine W.Va.’s 2014 bruin harvest
December firearm season will determine W.Va.’s 2014 bruin harvest

So it all comes down to December.

Earlier this fall, West Virginia wildlife officials flatly predicted a record-breaking bear kill for 2014. The number of bruins killed during the upcoming December firearm season will almost certainly determine...

Social media helps fish and game cops solve cases

The Information Age cuts two ways.

The Internet has oodles of information we can use, but it also contains information that can be used against us.

Need proof? Just ask an ever-growing group of game- and fish-law violators who got busted...

W.Va. DNR and WVU begin 2-year bobcat study
W.Va. DNR and WVU begin 2-year bobcat study

Studying bobcats isn’t easy; they’re shy, secretive and hard to find.

Still, that isn’t stopping a group of researchers determined to learn more about West Virginia’s bobcat population.

“We need new...

W.Va.’s blackpowder season gets back in the groove
W.Va.’s blackpowder season gets back in the groove

Well, it’s official. After a year in the doldrums, West Virginia’s muzzleloader season is back to its old self.

State wildlife officials say the disappointing 2012 season, which was switched from mid-December to early December, was ...

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