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

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

Probe uncovers widespread illegal ginseng harvest

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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