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Research shows some acorns abundant, but the overall mast is down for 2022

West Virginia's 2022 mast survey reveals strong levels of white oak acorns, but species are going to be harder and harder to find as winter nears.

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Student catches encounter between hawk and drone on video
Student captures and amazing shot while learning to use a drone in Kanawha County technical school
September 16, 2022 - 11:13 am
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Lawmakers hear pros and cons of State Park off-road riding
Advocates believe there is untapped potential for growth and revenue with off road riding in West Virginia State Parks, but opponents warn that will drive away every other user group and kill what makes the park system special.
September 12, 2022 - 3:24 pm
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Kentucky man credits his PFD for saving his life on the Tug Fork River
Pete and Fred Runyon lost everything they had when their boat was sucked up against a tree, but they did manage to barely escape with their lives.
September 10, 2022 - 9:59 am
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September ushers in dove hunting season in West Virginia
Typically the opening day and first weekend of the season are the biggest dove hunting days of the year, but there are plenty of opportunities afterward.
August 27, 2022 - 12:52 pm
Outdoors
Two new access points opened in the eastern panhandle
Fishermen can return to Mount Storm lake by boat and there's an entirely new spot to start a float trip on the Cacapon River
August 18, 2022 - 10:31 am
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A return to Canada provides epic experience for W.Va. angler
Nitro attorney Harvey Peyton has been fishing in the same spot in Labrador for 20 years, but two year layoff for Covid created an amazing change in the Canadian fishery.
August 6, 2022 - 9:48 am
Outdoors
Fishing and small game regulations highlight Natural Resources Commission meeting
Commissioners make quick work of small game and fishing regulations in third meeting of the year.
July 31, 2022 - 3:23 pm
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WV Natural Resources Police celebrate 125 years of service
It all started with the Governor's appointment of one man, in 1897. Captain E.F. Smith had a gun and a horse and traveled the entire state enforcing game laws to protect the state's wildlife resources.
July 25, 2022 - 2:27 pm
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Doddridge County teen earns 4-H National Shooting Title
Jack Hutson of Doddridge County wins the National 4-H Muzzleloader competition and the West Virginia team finishes second in the team shooting competition.
July 13, 2022 - 12:51 pm
Outdoors
A novice angler blooms on West Virginia's New River
My daughter Savannah had low expectations for fishing success, but with the help of guide Larry Nibert of the West Virginia Experience things changed dramatically.
May 30, 2022 - 7:05 am
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New railroad equipment streamlines remote trout stocking work
The West Virginia DNR's Trout Program invested in new railroad gear for one of the big stock trucks. The new equipment will save a lot of money on fuel costs, require less man power, and will reduce stress on fish headed to remote mountain areas.
May 27, 2022 - 12:46 am
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A second record blue catfish from the Kanawha River in just over a month
Steven Price of Lancaster, Ohio catches the new weight and length record for the blue catfish from the Kanawha River
May 25, 2022 - 3:22 pm
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