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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...

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...

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