Outdoors Archives


WednesdayOctober 28, 2020

DNR adds New River access point at Gauley Bridge

New shore line ramp will enable more fishing access to the lower New River downstream from Hawks Nest Lake

TuesdayOctober 27, 2020

Two nice bucks on two nice days for Fayette County teen

Ellie Groves isn't your average 16 year old and during the 2020 archery season, she was done before most hunters twice her age were even getting started.

SundayOctober 25, 2020

DNR announces new fishing tournament regulations for 2021

Changes reflect growing popularity of all types of fishing events on limited West Virginia waters

SundayOctober 18, 2020

Catch and release restrictions reinstated on New and Cranberry Rivers

W.Va. Natural Resources Commission rescinds vote to eliminate 12 mile C-and-R on New River. Measure in August which eliminated Cranberry River C-and-R is nullified for procedural mistake.

SaturdayOctober 17, 2020

Virginia man admits to poaching buck in Pendleton County

Fines for illegally killing the buck with a 16.5 inch spread were substantial under the newly minted trophy penalties in West Virginia.

WednesdayOctober 14, 2020

Quail Forever forms new West Virginia chapter

Bringing back bob whites won't be easy, but a group of sportsman believe it won't hurt to try

ThursdayOctober 8, 2020

Logan County hunter bags a bruiser on opening day

Confidence reigns as Chapmanville man kills massive buck on the season's opening day.

MondayOctober 5, 2020

W.Va. anglers with B.A.S.S. national fishing championship

Nolan Minor and Casey Lanier used a heavy bag of smallmouth bass on day three to win the national competition on Cumberland Lake in Kentucky

SaturdayOctober 3, 2020

Upcoming NRC meeting to be virtual again

Agenda released for final Natural Resources Commission Meeting for 2020

Gilmer County father and son enjoy early season success

When his son completed his mission of taking one specific deer, Scott Dobbins thought it couldn't get any better. He was wrong.

SaturdaySeptember 26, 2020

Wildlife cupboards are close to bare for 2020

Annual mast survey shows among the lowest average production ever for almost all wildlife food sources in West Virginia.

SundaySeptember 13, 2020

Outfitters taking advantage of the wetting of The Dries on New River

Inspection of Hawks Nest Tunnel creates unique rafting opportunity.

FridaySeptember 11, 2020

Squirrel season opening in West Virginia

West Virginia hunters will get a chance to collect their first mess of squirrels this weekend.

ThursdaySeptember 10, 2020

Despite pandemic, one outfitter has strong hope for 2020 Gauley Season

Dave Arnold at Adventures on the Gorge says although 2020 has been a challenge, he feels very good about the chances of still attracting visitors to give West Virginia's wildest river try.

Annual hunting and fishing show in Charleston cancelled for January

January exposition at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center is cancelled for 2021 amid pandemic restrictions, will return in 2022

FridaySeptember 4, 2020

West Virginia’s most successful elk hunter

West Virginia native Mark Bias, who now lives in Florida, has carved a niche for himself in the photography world with some of the most amazing pictures of the states elk herd.

WednesdaySeptember 2, 2020

West Virginia crew helps battle western wildfire

Forest fire crew from the Mountain State engaged in battling the biggest fire in Colorado history

MondayAugust 31, 2020

Annual rabies wildlife vaccination program set in the coming days

Longtime program looks to keep the Appalachian Mountains as a barrier to animals, specifically raccoons, bringing rabies into the Midwest.

ThursdayAugust 27, 2020

DNR continues work to improve fishing and paddle access on Elk River

New launch points for kayaks and canoes taking shape along popular waterway on the lower end in Kanawha County.

WednesdayAugust 19, 2020

Fishing outfitters have mixed concerns over New River changes

Commercial fishing outfitters worry the removal of the catch and release regulation on the New River will hurt marketing, but simultaneously love the idea of a slot limit.