Outdoor Journal Archives

FridayFebruary 26, 2016

QDMA responds to Wilson’s remarks

Clearing the air amid a firestorm of controversy and criticism

TuesdayFebruary 23, 2016

Commissioner rebuffs groups advocating lower buck limit in W.Va.

Commissioner Kenny Wilson with rare remarks during the commissioners meeting laid out his claim why a lower buck limit would be an expensive mistake for the state's sportsmen.

WednesdayFebruary 17, 2016

Sunday hunting bill may be in jeopardy

Lawmakers appear reluctant to reverse the outcome of local option votes.

SaturdayJanuary 9, 2016

Hunting and Fishing show offers a good way to spend an afternoon

Come one, come all to the biggest hunting and fishing event of its kind in West Virginia.

MondayDecember 21, 2015

The best Christmas gift I ever received

Things I learned with my first shotgun stick with me even today.

WednesdayNovember 18, 2015

West Virginia’s new electronic game check seems to be a winner

Free advice to avoid my mistake which almost made an outlaw out of my kid.

TuesdayOctober 27, 2015

First deer — a moment frozen in time

Time alone in the woods allows for far more than just learning how to hunt between parents and children.

MondayOctober 12, 2015

West Virginians under utilize the Hatfield-McCoy Trail

A lot of West Virginia ATV riders don't know what they're missing.

SaturdayAugust 15, 2015

Banning trophy hunting would be a huge misstep

Blind rage and misinformation could be disastrous for African wildlife

FridayJuly 24, 2015

Fawn causes a stir on my street

Everybody's concern for young deer's well being may be what ultimately brings about its demise.

WednesdayJuly 15, 2015

Sunshine returning, but high water still risky

If you're weekend plans include fishing or any outing near the water, be aware of the dangers.

WednesdayJuly 8, 2015

Leave wildlife in the wild

Keeping wildlife as a pet never seems to work out well.

FridayMay 22, 2015

Can’t we all just get along….

Conflicts on the water can be resolved when adult attitudes emerge.

WednesdayApril 29, 2015

We are failing our children vocationally

Skills which were once commonly taught as part of growing up are lost on a new generation, much of it because of fear.

TuesdayApril 21, 2015

Electronic check-in is here …finally

Hunting and fishing systems evolve into the 21st Century.

ThursdayFebruary 26, 2015

Taking the show on the road

I'll be taking the show to several locations around West Virginia in the months ahead. Hopefully we will cross paths.

TuesdayFebruary 24, 2015

Senators consider change to conceal carry law

Are there pitfalls or advantages to changing the current conceal carry law in West Virginia?

TuesdayDecember 30, 2014

2014 in the W.Va. outdoors

A look at some of the stories and issues from the past year for West Virginia hunters and anglers

MondayDecember 22, 2014

Observations on the elk program

Parts of W.Va. have elk fever, but state should move cautiously

WednesdayOctober 8, 2014

Fish and wildlife management in WV braces for a blow

A wave of retirement is sweeping through DNR but the next generation of decision makers for game and fish remains uncertain in West Virginia.