Outdoors Archives


SaturdayMarch 14, 2020

Sectional meetings and archery event cancelled

The DNR's Archery in Schools State Championships and the Sportsman's Sectional Meetings are among those events now off due to concerns about the potential spread of Covid19 the Novel Corona Virus

SaturdayFebruary 22, 2020

Mixed views expressed on proposed change to New River Gorge

Advocates believe a National Park would be a huge boost to visitors in West Virginia, but others worry without careful planning it will negatively impact the area and further erode public land access for hunting

WednesdayFebruary 19, 2020

Tucker County hunter’s buck is our Ram Trucks Grand Prize winner

A look at all five of our randomly drawn winners in our Ram Trucks Trophy Photo Contest for 2019-20

SundayFebruary 9, 2020

West Virginia takes a hard look at the future of outdoor recreation

WV DNR and national team have assembled a proposed plan for Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation of those who participate in the outdoors. It's a plan which looks at the alarming loss of West Virginians, and Americans in general, who are enjoying the Great Outdoors.

WednesdayFebruary 5, 2020

Yuletide fish structure

Bass fishing organizations seizes and opportunity to extend the life of some unique Christmas decorations from a very sacred place.

ThursdayJanuary 30, 2020

A mother’s love

A grieving widow was adamant about keeping her son in the field despite a tragic loss

Hunters kill 3,099 black bears in W.Va. during 2019 seasons

Bear kill jumps by nearly 20 percent over 2018 numbers

WednesdayJanuary 22, 2020

Antler scores grow in popularity in West Virginia

DNR personnel certified as official Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young scorers expect to measure a lot of antler this weekend at the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show in Charleston.

SaturdayJanuary 18, 2020

Hardy County angler catches a record he wasn’t after

Zach Adkins of Cabins, W.Va. has always tried to catch a state record fish, but never thought it would be a carp.

ThursdayJanuary 16, 2020

State record for blue catfish is broken again

An unusually windy and warm day in January puts Culloden angler in the perfect spot to land a monster.

TuesdayJanuary 14, 2020

License sales jump dramatically in 2019

Sales of license in 2019 increased by 73,000 and a promotion to sell license during the month of December gets the 2020 sales off to a fast start. DNR officials say they are pleased with the turnaround.

WednesdayJanuary 8, 2020

Mountaineer Heritage hunting season is here

It's the second year for the season which requires hunters to use only old-fashioned firearms and archery equipment in a four day hunt for deer and bear statewide.

MondayDecember 30, 2019

England retires as state parks chief

Sam England stated his career in 1978 in high school as a part-timer on the golf course maintenance crew and retired from the same agency 41 years later.

TuesdayDecember 24, 2019

Crumrine family keeps the faith in the Christmas season

A family deals with uncertainty this Christmas season, but continues to cling to hope their loved one will eventually be found.

WednesdayDecember 18, 2019

Pass blocking and duck calling

Former Mountaineer offensive lineman Colton McKivitz shares his love of football, family, and the outdoors as he prepares for the NFL draft.

SaturdayDecember 14, 2019

DNR releases harvest figures for two-week buck season

Number of bucks killed dropped 17 percent from 2018 total

ThursdayDecember 12, 2019

Logan County hunter almost let a big one get away

Nick Cantrell says the 11 point buck he killed in mid-November was minutes away from never happening at all.

WednesdayDecember 11, 2019

Hunters kill 1,113 birds in fall turkey season in W.Va.

State Biologists say although a typical fall year, the numbers were down slightly from 2018.

WednesdayDecember 4, 2019

Viral video of illegal deer shooting stirs anger and citations

The internet lit up when a viral video showed a large buck being shot from across the highway in Boone County, now the man in the video is facing citations and potentially a hefty fine.

Ag Commissioner advocates for federal CWD task force

Kent Leonhardt and others push for creation of a federal task force to take the lead on CWD research across the United States.