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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.

Ram Trucks on
a Country Road

with Chris Lawrence

    News
    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
    September 10, 2020 - 12:53 pm
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    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.
    September 4, 2020 - 12:01 am
    News
    West Virginia crew helps battle western wildfire
    Forest fire crew from the Mountain State engaged in battling the biggest fire in Colorado history
    September 2, 2020 - 12:56 pm
    News
    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.
    August 31, 2020 - 12:27 am
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    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.
    August 27, 2020 - 9:38 am
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    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.
    August 19, 2020 - 12:33 am
    News
    Mon River Rail-Trail voted into Hall of Fame
    The trail will join the hall after receiving more than 60% of votes in an online survey.
    August 16, 2020 - 9:45 am
    Outdoors
    Blood trail dogs will aid in locating downed deer in W.Va.
    This fall will be the first season hunters can use a blood tracking dog to help find a deer which left little to no blood trail after they were shot. The dogs are highly effective.
    August 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm
    News
    Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act
    New law will fully fund the federal Land Water Conservation Fund from now on and direct $9.5 Million into deferred National Park Maintenance
    August 4, 2020 - 12:58 pm
    Outdoors
    Removal of catch and release restrictions highlight fishing changes for 2021
    Instead of catch and release on certain stretches, the entire New River will have a slot limit for black bass. Meanwhile a measure to remove catch and release for trout on a a couple of popular mountain trout streams remains in question.
    August 2, 2020 - 5:29 pm
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    Proposal to lower W.Va. buck limit narrowly fails
    Natural Resources Commission votes 4-3 against lowering number of bucks West Virginia hunters can kill from 3 to 2.
    August 2, 2020 - 4:06 pm
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    Chapmanville teen earns IBO honors
    Ben Ferrell, 15, is the nation's top shooter in his class for 2020. He's itching to climb the ladder in competitive archery.
    August 1, 2020 - 6:47 am
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