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WednesdayJanuary 19, 2022

McDaniel to step down as director of WV DNR

McDaniel will depart after five years at the helm of the agency which oversees wildlife resources as well as State Parks. Says he wants to spend more time with his family.

TuesdayJanuary 18, 2022

W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show returns this weekend

Close to 200 vendors are returning to Charleston after the show was placed on hiatus last year.

MondayJanuary 17, 2022

DNR excited about the prospects of lime work on Red Creek

During 2021, the DNR was able to get the first loads of limestone sand into a remote section oft he headwaters of acid laden Red Creek near the Grant/Tucker County line. They hope with more work, they can soon convert the stream into thriving trout water.

WednesdayJanuary 12, 2022

Popular Mountaineer Heritage hunting season is here

Four days this week are dedicated to a hunt using only the tools our ancestors used for hunting in the early days of West Virginia.

FridayJanuary 7, 2022

Changes made to trophy fish programs in West Virginia

The DNR has changed the process for earning a trophy fish citation and has created the new Master Angler program in hopes of generating more interest in all fishing.

TuesdayJanuary 4, 2022

Charleston hunter scores three trophy bucks in a single season

John Paul Tupta finds great success with urban and rural hunting alike.

FridayDecember 31, 2021

A look back at some of the top Outdoors stories for 2021

I'm grateful to all who visit here regularly and put your trust and interest in my telling you the stories I find along the stream banks, deep hollers, and tall ridges across West Virginia.

WednesdayDecember 15, 2021

W.Va. native kills a caribou for the record books in Canada

It's anticipated the caribou killed by Jeff Hubbard of Bluefield, Virginia back in September will turn out to be one of the top five ever killed in the province of Newfoundland

FridayDecember 10, 2021

W.Va. buck season harvest for 2021 tops 42,000

Buck harvest jumps 10 percent from 2020 in West Virginia.

MondayDecember 6, 2021

DNR releases fall turkey hunting figures

Fall season doesn't enjoy the participation it once did in West Virginia.

WednesdayDecember 1, 2021

W.Va. Bowhunters Association raises concern over crossbow harvest figures

WVBA President Rusty Reed wants the DNR to separate archery and crossbow kills in reporting and fears the harvest with crossbows is growing to a level it might have to be addressed and possibly curtailed in future years.

WednesdayNovember 24, 2021

Hunting season offers an annual windfall for meat processors

The deer harvest enables those skilled in butchering to pickup a nice holiday bonus in what has become a cottage industry in West Virginia.

SundayNovember 21, 2021

West Virginia’s most popular hunting season is here

Between 250,000 and 300,000 hunters will hit the woods at first light Monday in hopes of spotting the big one.

FridayNovember 19, 2021

W.Va. hunters might encounter deer with a collar, don’t be alarmed.

DNR is working on a whitetail deer research project in three areas of West Virginia as the 2021 buck season gets started.

TuesdayNovember 16, 2021

Longtime game biologist Gary Foster retires

Gary Foster called it a career at the end of October, but what a career it has been.

SundayNovember 14, 2021

Heart Association pushes for hunters to consider their limits

Heart attacks and stroke are more and more common among hunters in West Virginia and the American Heart Association is trying to curb the problem with education and awareness.

ThursdayNovember 11, 2021

Logan County buck just misses biggest in state history

Josh Carter's Halloween buck in 2021 rivaled the famed Jerry Hill buck in Wyoming County, but a green scored revealed it to be just shy of the record. Still, it's an amazing deer.

MondayNovember 8, 2021

Trout advocates push back on Justice’s Guyandotte stocking plan

A lot of trout anglers are worried about the impact Governor Jim Justice's stocking program will have on the wild trout fishery in the upper reaches of the river in Wyoming County.

FridayNovember 5, 2021

Webster County hunter takes advantage of a big buck’s timing error

Wise old buck made one mistake when he made a daylight move and a Webster County lady was in position to make him pay.

MondayNovember 1, 2021

Natural Resources Commission will revisit lowering buck limit

Quarterly commission meeting includes discussion on buck limit, Cranberry catch and release, elk program, and several other matters of interest to West Virginia sportsmen.