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FridayOctober 15, 2021

Youth hunting season this weekend in W.Va.

Kids ages 8 to 17 can hunt for deer this weekend in 51 of the state's 55 counties.

ThursdayOctober 14, 2021

Fall trout stocking is a much anticipated event in W.Va.

Two seek fall trout stockings run from October 18-29

SundayOctober 10, 2021

Volunteers continue to pull vast numbers of tires from the Tug Fork

Organizers of tire removal call it cleaning up for the "sins of our fathers"

SaturdayOctober 9, 2021

Twelve-year old hunter downs a massive Boone County buck

A Saturday evening hunt becomes a story a father and son will never forget.

SaturdayOctober 2, 2021

Hunter finally catches up with his ‘ghost deer’ in Clay County

Jesse Truman of Big Chimney had a long history with the buck he wanted and knew if he didn't get him early, he might not get him at all.

ThursdaySeptember 30, 2021

Length record for blue catfish falls again

Ohio angler pulls another brute from the Ohio River near the Robert C. Byrd Lock and Dam

Mast report shows some species hit well, but oaks continue to struggle

Oaks are better than 2020--but continue to be way behind normal. Soft mast--especially apples--is through the roof for 2021 hunting season.

FridaySeptember 24, 2021

Archery hunting season opening up in West Virginia

Bow season is one of the most anticipated hunting periods of the years in West Virginia, the early opening gives hunters a chance to concentrate on eating habits rather than breeding.

MondaySeptember 20, 2021

Natural Resources Police step up patrols on East Lynn WMA

Those riding illegally on the property are being written warning citations.....for now.

ThursdaySeptember 16, 2021

National ammo shortage continues despite increased production

Firearms industry says the cause of ammo shortage is complex, multi-faceted, and probably not for the reasons you think.

MondaySeptember 13, 2021

Urban hunts get started in towns big and small across W.Va.

City leaders have learned a partnership with the DNR for an urban hunt can be the answer when deer damage complaints are mounting.

WednesdaySeptember 8, 2021

Summit Bechtel Reserve ready for a big weekend

Inaugural Adventure On Freedom Festival will celebrate the outdoors with motorcycle racing, hunting, shooting , fishing, and off road riding along with all of the Summit's fixed adventure features.

TuesdaySeptember 7, 2021

Hatfield-McCoy Trails scrubs plan for East Lynn Lake

Overwhelming public sentiment against the project caused the authority board to end plans to develop the Corps of Engineers land surrounding the lake in Wayne County

MondaySeptember 6, 2021

Squirrel season set to open in W.Va.

West Virginia still has ample squirrel hunting opportunities, but fewer take advantage of them in recent years.

SundayAugust 29, 2021

Plans for East Lynn Property in Wayne County leave nobody happy

Riders dislike the idea of regulated access, hunters and the DNR dislike loss of more WMA lands, families worry about being cut off from family burial plots, and the Corps of Engineers isn't pleased with outlaw riding across 23,000 acres

FridayAugust 27, 2021

Chris Lawrence, news anchor and outdoors host, among broadcast hall of famers

Lawrence will be among the inductees Oct. 16 at the Museum of Radio and Technology in Huntington.

SaturdayAugust 21, 2021

Early black bear hunting in W.Va. starts August 28

Hunters can take a bear in the earliest season in Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, and Raleigh Counties starting this coming weekend.

WednesdayAugust 11, 2021

Morris Creek WMA is closed

Owner of the nearly 10,000 acre public hunting area in northern Kanawha County chose not to renew their lease with DNR to pursue other opportunities.

TuesdayAugust 10, 2021

Dry weather is clipping the boating season in West Virginia

Tygart Lake Marina is telling boat owners to get craft out by next week, lake levels are also dropping at Summersville Lake

SaturdayAugust 7, 2021

Old technology with a new twist aids in wildlife research

Division of Natural Resources installs what they hope to be the first in a series of permanent observation posts which can help constantly monitor wildlife moving in radio telemetry study work.