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Bear hunting ends Saturday in 16 counties

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bear hunting is underway in all or parts of 16 West Virginia counties.

Hunting with or without dogs began Thursday in those 16 counties and runs through Saturday. The counties open fully or partially to bear...

Variety is the spice of a W.Va. hunter’s life

And so it has begun.

The first shots of West Virginia’s 2014 hunting seasons have been fired. From now through the end of February, the hills and hollows of the Mountain State will echo to the sounds of gunfire: the deep boom of a 12-...

Permits available for state limited bear-gun hunt

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunters can still obtain permits for a limited bear-gun season in 17 counties.

The Division of Natural Resources says a limited number of permits were left over following the first application period earlier this ...

Wildlife officials optimistic about W.Va.’s upcoming squirrel season
Wildlife officials optimistic about W.Va.’s upcoming squirrel season

One of the state’s more avid squirrel hunters is looking forward to a good fall season.

“I think the hunting will be better,” said Curtis Taylor, wildlife chief for the state Division of Natural Resources and avowed squirrel ...

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...

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