Outdoors Archives

YesterdayJune 15, 2024

Remembering West Virginian Melvin Forbes: a legend in modern hunting rifles

The late Morgantown native created the world's most accurate and dependable lightweight hunting rifle, which nobody since has been able to truly copy

WednesdayJune 12, 2024

DNR releases 2024 spring gobbler figures

2024 harvest down slightly from 2023, but well over the long term average

TuesdayJune 11, 2024

Roane County angler catches the inaugural black crappie record

Black crappie is one of the new recognized record fish in West Virginia

SundayJune 9, 2024

Angler works to spread the word of trout conservation

Angler and conservationist J.P. Hurn wants everybody to understand the importance of naturally reproducing trout populations in the headwaters of southern West Virginia

ThursdayJune 6, 2024

No license required to fish West Virginia this weekend

DNR hopes waiving the requirement for a fishing license this weekend will lure some to the riverbank to give fishing a try.

SaturdayJune 1, 2024

Jefferson County teen plans a life’s work in a trout stream

Washington High School grad Anna Sedlock plans to pursue her degree in fish biology in the Big Sky Country of Montana after inspiration from a program sponsored by Trout Unlimited

MondayMay 27, 2024

Trail system continues to draw visitors and investment to Southern W.Va.

Mercer County's Pocahontas Trail on the Hatfield McCoy Trail continues to help generate new investment into the region

ThursdayMay 23, 2024

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer boating season

Life jackets, boat maintenance, and a sober skipper are keys to an enjoyable day on the water

FridayMay 17, 2024

The South Branch of the Potomac yields big fish in 2024 after some lean years

A float through the Trout offers not only spectacular West Virginia scenery, but some big smallmouth haunt the deep boulders on those steep banks

TuesdayMay 14, 2024

DNR opens new stream access point in Wyoming County

New ramp improves angler and paddler access to Guyandotte River

FridayMay 10, 2024

Public access grows the popularity of the Buckhannon River

Create Buckhannon helps build public access to the Buckhannon River and the county's business owners are reaping the rewards

WednesdayMay 1, 2024

DNR proposes lifting C-and-R restrictions for bass on four popular lakes

DNR proposes a harvest creel limit on bass at Woodrum, O'Brien, Elk Fork, and North Bend Lakes as numbers in the impoundments have grown too abundant

MondayApril 29, 2024

Allowing either sex on youth hunting days continues to draw opinions

Natural Resources Commission approved 2024 big game regulations, but other than comments and discussion there was no action on whether the youth deer hunting season will become an either sex opportunity.

SaturdayApril 27, 2024

Taking shed antler hunting to a whole new level

Training dogs to find and retrieve shed antlers is a growing activity among clubs across the nation. West Virginia has some of the best dogs in the world and seeking out the cast off headgear of whitetail bucks

ThursdayApril 25, 2024

Suspect arrested in turkey hunting incident

Wayne County man charged with a pair of felonies after victim was hit by shotgun fire while hunting turkeys near Genoa, W.Va. this week.

TuesdayApril 23, 2024

Two CWD infected deer were in Harpers Ferry National Park

Two whitetail deer taken in recent population reduction efforts at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park were found to be infected with CWD. They were two of the four positive cases discovered in Jefferson County.

MondayApril 22, 2024

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration to return to Stonewall

After three years at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the event will return to its old venue in Lewis County September 21.

WednesdayApril 17, 2024

West Virginia Wildlife Center reopens in Upshur County

The USDA agreed to allow the facility at French Creek to reopen to visitors after the installation of some secondary electric fence and additional surveillance cameras while work on a required perimeter fence happens.

SaturdayApril 13, 2024

Hunters ready for 2024 spring gobbler season

West Virginia's spring gobbler season opens April 15th and runs for five weeks

TuesdayApril 9, 2024

Jefferson County becomes sixth county in W.Va. with positive CWD cases

DNR officials were not surprised by the positive cases in Jefferson County and believed it was only a matter of time until they appeared given the proximity to other CWD positive counties.