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FridaySeptember 29, 2023

Mast production for 2023 shows a mixed bag for hunters and wildlife

White oak and chestnut oak acorns will be somewhat scarce, but most everything else which hunters look for in scouting showed appears better this fall than a year ago.

WednesdaySeptember 27, 2023

U.S. House approves bill to restore hunting safety and archery to school curriculums

Legislation advances to address what many have called an "overreach" by the U.S. Department of Education which would disallow educational funds from being used in the area of hunter education, archery, or shooting sports activities in public schools.

FridaySeptember 15, 2023

W.Va. Wildlife Center celebrates a century

It started as the West Virginia Game Farm in 1923, which was a failure--but it was a hit for those wanting to see West Virginia wildlife up close, so it became the West Virginia Wildlife Center

SaturdaySeptember 9, 2023

Volunteers continue to pull hundreds of tires from the Tug Fork River

The ongoing cleanup has now removed more than 10,000 tires from the waterway which serves as the border between West Virginia and Kentucky

WednesdaySeptember 6, 2023

Popular elk tours start this weekend in southern W.Va.

Tours of Tomblin WMA are a fun way to see a West Virginia elk and learn about the program which brought them back to the Mountain State.

Senators protest of US DOE position on archery and hunting education

Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are among 18 Senators asking the U.S. Education Secretary to back off on guidance which would block federal funds from archery and hunter education.

SaturdaySeptember 2, 2023

Early bear seasons are a big draw for southern W.Va. hunting

First seasons open in Mingo, Logan, McDowell, and Wyoming Counties

SaturdayAugust 19, 2023

Jackson County hunter gets a huge jump on the U.S. Super Slam in 2023

Nathan Taylor of Ripley killed 17 turkeys in 11 states during 2023

FridayAugust 11, 2023

New state park dedicated in Summersville

Summersville Lake State Park becomes the 38th in the West Virginia State Park System and will include 177 acres along the lake's north shore

SaturdayAugust 5, 2023

Don’t sleep on upstream sections of the New River in W.Va.

While the stretch from Sandstone to Fayette Station typically gets the press, there's good fishing above Bluestone Lake on the New River

FridayAugust 4, 2023

Crossbow discussion expected at this weekend’s Whitetail Summit

West Virginia Deer Association plans second annual Whitetail Summit Saturday at the Days Inn at Flatwoods

ThursdayAugust 3, 2023

U.S. Education Secretary’s directive might threaten popular youth outdoor programs in W.Va. schools

Bi-Partisan Safer Communities Act was aimed at prohibiting weapons training for teachers in school, but the U.S. Department of Education claims it applies to archery and hunter education programs as well.

ThursdayJuly 27, 2023

Angler breaks his own state record for channel catfish

13 months after he broke the record for weight and length, Allen Burkett caught another catfish from the same water which weighed even more.

WednesdayJuly 26, 2023

IBO World Championships to be held in West Virginia

Event in August will draw 3,000 archery enthusiasts and competitors to the eastern panhandle

MondayJuly 24, 2023

Mason County angler lands new state record longnose gar

Big gar caught on the Ohio River in Mason County set the new record for length, but not weight

SaturdayJuly 15, 2023

Elk herd health is strong, but growth is slow

Project leader Randy Kelley says although the herd is growing, it's way too early to be talking about a West Virginia elk hunt

WednesdayJuly 12, 2023

DNR hopes West Virginia public can help locate otters

Agency hopes a citizen science survey will help give them fresh perspective on the range of otters and their numbers in West Virginia.

WednesdayJuly 5, 2023

Overall spring stocking increased by 19 percent in 2023

Good conditions, a multi-million dollar hatchery upgrade, and a stroke of luck has seen the state's put-and-take trout program soar.

ThursdayJune 29, 2023

Natural Resources Police prepared for a big boating weekend in W.Va.

Boaters are encouraged to stay sober, observe safety rules, and be patient, especially in places like Charleston where boat traffic may be heavy with the Sternwheel Regatta this weekend

FridayJune 23, 2023

A milestone turkey for longtime hunter Chris Walls

Lifelong West Virginia hunter has killed a lot of birds and helped many others kill them as well, but none had ever come with a 12 inch beard, until the 2023 season.