Oak Tree

Oak mast way up for 2014

The 2014 Mast Survey showed heavy oak production, but other species were down in a flip from the 2013 report.  Full Story »

Malfunction causes fish kill on Blackwater River


DNR estimates 23,000 fish killed in nearly two mile stretch Full Story »

Probe uncovers widespread illegal ginseng harvest


DNR officers say legal ginseng hunters are fed up with seeing the wild plants decimated by those who don't care. Full Story »

Sun to set on traditional game check stations in 2014


This year will be the last for checking your deer at the country store, next year the process goes electronic Full Story »

Renewal of a West Virginia tradition


Squirrel season opens this weekend in W.Va. but the season has lost steam in recent decades. Full Story »

First hunting seasons arrive with Labor Day


Early Canada goose season and mourning dove season give hunters first chance to burn powder. Full Story »

Fish surveys to gauge if spill had impact on Elk River


State fisheries officials know of no fish kills resulting from January spill, but will check to see if MCHM had any long term impact. Full Story »

Not your typical summer on WV waters


Summer 2014 has been much cooler than usual and has kept bass active in West Virginia's lakes. Full Story »

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Sgt. David James French Creek 304-924-6211
Sgt. Robert Clark Romney 304-822-3551
Sgt. Bob Johnson Beckley 304-256-6945
Sgt. Ed Goodson Nitro 304-759-0703
Sgt. Chris McKnight Parkersburg 304-420-4550
Trout Stocking Report
The Trophy Room
Trout Stocking Report

September 23, 2014

Rifle vs. shotgun for squirrel hunting

What's your choice for shooting bushy tails?

September 11, 2014

A history lesson on Gauley Season

The early drawdown at Summersville would happen with or without rafting, plus a new idea for the Gauley fishery.

September 9, 2014

Gauley Season gripes, I get a few

I've learned over the years, not everybody is a whitewater fan.

Ram Trucks on
a Country Road

with Chris Lawrence

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