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Participants sought for state bow hunter survey

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bow hunters are being asked to participate in an annual survey that’s used to monitor West Virginia’s wildlife populations.

Chris Ryan with the Division of Natural Resources says the West Virginia...

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...

Muni hunts ‘a success story’ for W.Va.

Heads up, deer hunters. In less than a month, you might have a chance to enjoy your favorite pastime.

West Virginia’s whitetail archery season doesn’t begin until Sept. 27, but by law cities and towns are allowed to open special...

Fish virus found in W.Va., no kills reported

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A state biologist says a virus that can kill bass has been found in several West Virginia waterways, but no fish kills have been reported.

Division of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Scott Morrison says...

Tate Lohr Hatchery performs vital role
Tate Lohr Hatchery performs vital role

OAKVALE — The phrase “you can’t get there from here” might well have been written to describe West Virginia’s Tate Lohr Trout Hatchery.

Located in an isolated Mercer County hollow...

Outdoors Calendar for week of 8-3-14

Today

The Putnam County Gun Club will hold a bull’s-eye pistol match, 9 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-246-1841.

Aug. 9

The Kanawha Valley Regulators will hold a Cowboy Action Shooting match,...

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...

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