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YesterdayJuly 12, 2020

State Parks rebound after difficult start to the season

Parks have been able to navigate the difficult circumstances created by the 2020 pandemic

SaturdayJuly 11, 2020

DNR admits mistake in hunting regulations

The Natural Resources Commission rejected a controversial proposal which would have allowed youth to hunt with crossbows in the four archery only counties, but it was still accidentally printed in the new regulations.

ThursdayJuly 2, 2020

DNR cancels 2020 National Hunting and Fishing Days celebration

Concerns about COVID-19 cancels popular event.

WednesdayJuly 1, 2020

Three Kentucky men admit to deer poaching in Mingo County

All three admitted to riding across the Tug Fork River on four-wheelers to kill deer in Mingo County illegally with rifles.

MondayJune 29, 2020

Braxton County brothers are turning into a fishing force

Brothers Aidan and Isaiah Crockett of Gassaway are routinely catch fish a lot of anglers only dream about.

ThursdayJune 11, 2020

Manchin lauds Great American Outdoors Act as a huge step forward

Landmark bill would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund for only the third time in its 50 year history and promises a lot of benefits for outdoor recreation in West Virginia

Reed named to permanent job as State Parks Chief

Brad Reed has 31 years of experience in the West Virginia State Park system.

SaturdayJune 6, 2020

Survey finds near even split in opinions on buck limit

Commissioned study by Southwick Associates examined multiple ideas for bundling license in different ways and the level of acceptance by hunters and anglers.

ThursdayMay 28, 2020

More areas reopen on Monongahela National Forest

Spruce Knob Tower and various other popular attractions for hiking and picnics are opening back up in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest this week.

WednesdayMay 27, 2020

WV Wildlife Center back open

Officials say they've taken steps to protect guests--but also animals from the Covid 19 spread.

FridayMay 22, 2020

WednesdayMay 20, 2020

National Forest to start reopening some facilities Thursday

Campgrounds and day use areas reopen with considerations for social distancing and care to follow C-D-C guidelines.

Logan County hunter talks about one tough buck

A four year quest had every chance to never happen, but for it seemed to be meant to be for Logan's Aaron Fry.

MondayMay 18, 2020

Trail of Dreams founder Bob Burgess dies

Bob Burgess was a pioneer in bass tournament fishing in West Virginia and noted among the state's best bass anglers through the years

FridayMay 8, 2020

Justice says Hatfield McCoy Trails can open for Memorial Day Weekend

Justice, when asked, says whitewater rafting season still needs to be reviewed.

Two months of free fishing could be costly to DNR coffers

License revenue dropped nearly a Million dollar in April after Governor Jim Justice waived the requirement for a fishing license., He remains confident the funding can be restored.

TuesdayMay 5, 2020

Resident license free fishing is extended

Governor Justice extends "free fishing" for in-state residents only for the month of May.

FridayMay 1, 2020

Forget the pandemic, 2020 is the year of the morel

Statewide, people are finding morel mushrooms in West Virginia like nobody can remember

SaturdayApril 18, 2020

Biologist predicts average year for spring gobbler hunting

Prediction based on brood reports from two years ago, last year's mas, and this year's mild winter.

MondayApril 13, 2020

National Forest is open, but amenities are not

U.S. Forest Service has closed all developed facilities on the Monongahela National Forest, but if you want to go into the forest for hunting, fishing, hiking, or even dispersed camping, its open.