Outdoors Archives


ThursdayJuly 22, 2021

Elk cows prove shy about showing off their young

DNR Elk Project Leader Randy Kelley says he has learned elk are masters of hiding their offspring for an extended period of time.

TuesdayJuly 13, 2021

Justice appoints Natural Resource Commmissioners

The body which makes key decisions on hunting and fishing management in the state was revamped by the Legislature and includes two new members.

MondayJuly 5, 2021

John McCoy ready to stop writing and start fishing

Longtime outdoors reporter, editor, and columnist for Charleston's newspapers retires after a 42 year career.

FridayJuly 2, 2021

DNR plans full patrols of W.Va. water during the holiday weekend

Natural Resources Police encourage careful planning to insure safe and sober boating this holiday weekend.

ThursdayJuly 1, 2021

Longtime NRPO returns to lead the agency

Bobby Cales, who rose to the rank of Capitan before leaving for a job with the W.Va. Military Authority, returns to become the Colonel of the DNR's law enforcement section.

SundayJune 27, 2021

Jenkins retires after more than four decades with DNR

Jerry Jenkins moved up through the ranks in DNR law enforcement. He says things are a lot different from when he started in the mid 70's.

WednesdayJune 23, 2021

Survey shows trout are still in the stream well after stocking

Trout are still in the stream, even when you don't see them and to catch them, you'll need to adjust your tactics.

SundayJune 20, 2021

DNR looks to amend walleye regulations on three waters

Blanket walleye regulations have been reviewed for three northern West Virginia waters, turns out they're not working as well as hoped and need adjustment.

FridayJune 18, 2021

Ohio angler logs a record breaker while catching bait

Ethan Moss and a buddy were catching some fish to cut up for catfish, and suddenly got into a mess of big ones on the Ohio River.

It’s Tour De Coal weekend in St. Albans

The 12 mile flatwater float trip celebrates and spotlights the Coal River and has evolved into one of Americas biggest flatwater events.

FridayJune 11, 2021

Free fishing this weekend in West Virginia

Fishing in West Virginia requires no license Saturday and Sunday June 12 and 13.

TuesdayJune 8, 2021

DNR 2021 spring gobbler harvest figures released

West Virginia hunters killed 10,134 turkeys during just completed spring season.

MondayJune 7, 2021

DNR raises concerns about free hunting and fishing license

Some lawmakers want to provide free license for groups like veterans and first responders, but agency points out because of its funding structure, costs on those add up quickly and reduce operating funds.

FridayJune 4, 2021

Box turtle the latest critter to be featured on a W.Va. license plate

Newest wildlife plate is now available to vehicle owners in West Virginia

MondayMay 31, 2021

Two W.Va. waters proposed for trophy bluegill status

Biologists are proposing special regulations aimed at increasing the size of large bluegill in Teter Creek and Mason Lakes

SundayMay 30, 2021

DNR expects busy summer on state’s waterways

A good check of craft is strongly recommended before heading out.

TuesdayMay 25, 2021

Boaters should be prepared before hitting the water

West Virginia Natural Resources Police suggest people who plan to be boating this weekend should take a few hours to make sure all boat systems are functioning normally before heading out.

SaturdayMay 15, 2021

Wayne County angler wins B.A.S.S. regional–but it wasn’t his biggest win

The fact that Willie "Doodle" Adkins is even around to tell the story about his recent win in a Georgia fishing tournament is the bigger story of this fish tale.

FridayMay 7, 2021

A change of scenery leads to a record musky on Burnsville Lake

Musky guide Chase Gibson spends most of his fishing time on Stonewall Jackson Lake, but a trip to Burnsville just to change things up led to a rewrite of the West Virginia fishing records.

ThursdayMay 6, 2021

Summit Bechtel Reserve to host Adventure and Freedom celebration

GNCC Racing and the DNR will team up to bring a major off road race combined with National Hunting and Fishing Day to the sprawling Boy Scout Camp this September