Ed Hurst of Parkersburg shows a picture of the house where he grew up hunting and fishing in Mercer County

A life lived in the woods

At age 80, Ed Hurst of Parkersburg still sparkles when the conversation turns to turkey hunting Full Story »

Baiting and concurrent season concern for bear hunters


W.Va. Bear Hunters Assn. worried concurrent seasons cut too deeply and suggest baiting is one of the main reasons. Full Story »

House passes elk restoration bill


87 delegates agree elk should be in southern WV. Full Story »

Curtis Taylor out as DNR wildlife chief


Longtime leader with agency abruptly retires. Full Story »

Elk reintroduction boosted by donation


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation makes sizable contribution to elk reintroduction. Full Story »

Ag ready to move forward with deer farm regulation


Department of Agriculture says their enforcement will be a lot of the things now done by DNR, but less restrictive. Full Story »

Tomblin signs deer farm bill into law


Tomblin says he's confident "we can protect our wildlife and maintain our state's strong hunting tradition." Full Story »

Sportsmen press for veto on deer farm legislation


Groups hope Governor Tomblin will reject bill to put deer farms under jurisdiction of Department of Agriculture instead of Division of Natural Resources. Full Story »

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Trout Stocking Report
The Trophy Room
Trout Stocking Report

February 26, 2015

Taking the show on the road

I'll be taking the show to several locations around West Virginia in the months ahead. Hopefully we will cross paths.

February 24, 2015

Senators consider change to conceal carry law

Are there pitfalls or advantages to changing the current conceal carry law in West Virginia?

December 30, 2014

2014 in the W.Va. outdoors

A look at some of the stories and issues from the past year for West Virginia hunters and anglers

Ram Trucks on
a Country Road

with Chris Lawrence

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