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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...

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


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...

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...

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