Tristan Adkins of Huntington, W.Va. showing off a nice West Virginia golden trout caught during the 2022 Gold Rush at Summit Lake
Daniel Crouse of Martinsburg, W.Va. shows off a big flathead catfish caught on a cold, rainy morning. 
Katlyn French of Cross Lanes, W.Va. let a number of deer walk until finally dropping the hammer on this 8-point buck in the 2022 archery season. 
Audra Vanin, age 5 (almost 6) was at Cheat Lake during the summer of 2022 with her grandparents.  Her Nona handed her the pole....then this happened. 
Audra Vanin, age 5 (almost 6) of Morganntown, got the job done on Cheat Lake on a warm afternoon. 
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A fly fishing operation in Monroe County W.Va. had this youngster and his dad on a fishing trip and caught the youngsters expression after coming face to face with a lunker rainbow
Griffin Beaver, age 7, of Craigsville, W.Va. with his first turkey.  
Dean Herrod of Philippi, W.Va. with a steelhead caught on Walnut Creek in Fairview, PA.  29.5 inches and 12 pounds 4 ounces. 
Patrick Griffith of Morgantown with his daughters Harlow Creek, 8 months and Hadley River age 4, celebrating an 8 pound rainbow trout on the Tygart River headwaters during a family fishing adventure. 
Yvonne Lease of Martinsburg, W.Va. sends along this picture of her six year old grandson Brantley's first fishing trip to Poor House Park. On July 17, 2022.  Here is Brantley's first fish. 
Joseph Pedersen of Martinsburg, W.Va. with a musky caught while fishing the Potomac River near Hedgesville, W.Va.  Caught on a Musky Innovations Swimmin’ Dawg.
Paul Billanti of Hedgesville, W.Va. with a brook trout caught while fishing in the fall of 2022 at Smoke Hole
Travis Miller of Lost Creek, W.Va. shares a precious moment and cherished memory with his young son on the family farm.  
Ryan Bolinger of Bruceton Mills, W.Va. proudly poses with Layla and the 12 point buck he finally killed after many years of hunting. 
Ernest Staddon of Morgantown, W.Va. with a nice stringer of West Virginia trout caught while fishing from a kayak on a local impoundment. 
Toby Rucker of Poca, W.Va. killed this nice 10 point buck while hunting in Roane County, W.Va. 
Joe Carroll of Wilkinson, W.Va. with a dandy largemouth bass caught from East Lynn Lake during an early spring fishing trip. 
Matthew Pfohl of South Charleston, W.Va. shows off a 20+ inch smallmouth caught on a remote lake in Northern Ontario. 
Brett Frey  of Philippi, W.Va. shares this pic of a jack King salmon caught in Johnson's Creek in Lyndonville, New York in October 2022
Michael Gordon of Hurricane, W.Va. killed this mule deer while hunting  near Hiland, Wyoming on opening day of the 2022 season. 
Cole Harris of Marion County, W.Va. killed his first 8 point buck with a crossbow on the third day of the 2022 archery hunting season in West Virginia. Rick Mallory of South Charleston, W.Va. shows off a picture of his grandson Tanner who had the biggest fish of the day during a trip to Flat Top Lake in Ghent, W.Va.  Rick Mallory of South Charleston, W.Va. shares a stringer of perch caught on a good fishing day at Flat Top Lake in Ghent, W.Va. 
Lisa Nelson of Elkins, W.Va. shows off her first ever turkey, killed during the fall season of 2022
Ian Haddox of Charleston shows off a day's bounty during a squirrel hunt in Kanawha County in 2022
Jerry Dean of Romney, W.Va.  with a moose taken during a DIY Moose Hunt in Alaska's Yukon territory .
John T. (Tuck) Martin of Keyser with a nice 20.25 inch, 3.75 LB. smallmouth bass caught near the confluence of the North and South branches of the Potomac River in Hampshire County in October 2022. David Hyre of Washington, W.Va. shares this picture of his grandson Mason Ewing with a hog taken on a hunt at Hog Haven in Kenna, W.Va. 
David Earnest of St. Albans, W.Va. with a nice largemouth caught from Ridenour Lake in Nitro, W.Va.  David said it was his first fish after 20-years away from fishing---welcome back!!!
Josh Christian of Wayne, W.Va. shares a picture of the biggest crappie he's ever caught. 
Chuck Bickel of Webster Springs, W.Va. shows off a nice musky caught in the Burnsville Lake Tailwaters. 
Andrew McDaniel of Bristol, Va. shows off a squirrel killed on a foggy autumn morning
Luke Grimm of Charleston, W.Va. shows off the first buck he ever killed with a bow, taking in the fall of 2022
Tom Martin of Keyser, W.Va. with a hefty largemouth bass caught from his kayak. It was photographed and quickly released back into the flood control impoundment he was fishing in Mineral County. He and his partner caught seventeen bass over 15 inches on that late October afternoon. All released.Liam Greene of Parkersburg, W.Va. with a nice walleye he caught, and released, during an early morning fishing trip. 
Andrew Gess of Lenore, W.Va. shares this monster he caught on camera while doing to field photography o the Tombline WMA in Mingo County, W.Va.
Mark Painter of Charleston, W.Va. showed off his grandson Gannon's first squirrels.  Gannon is age 5. 
Brier Wiant, age 3 from Martinsburg, W.Va.  waiting out his first solo cast on his Nana’s pond.Cody Hobbs and his five year old son Gannon after Gannon killed his first squirrel during the fall of 2022
Darcia Painter of Charleston had a good start to the 2022 squirrel hunting season in West Virginia. 
Easton Larrison of Elizabeth, W.Va. with a buck killed in November 2022
Tucker Wiant, age 10 of Martinsburg, W.Va. with his first ever smallmouth caught on a bait caster from the Potomac River. Brody Collins of Harrisville, W.Va. had quite an opening day of the 2022 squirrel hunting season with five bushy tails.  
John Henry Dunlap, age 5 of Charleston, W.Va. with his first fish caught at Ridenour Lake in Nitro, W.Va. 
Patrick Wiant, age 8, of Martinsburg, W.Va. with a smallmouth bass from the Potomac River during a summertime float with his dad. Joe Rich of Ireland, W.Va. sends along this picture of his 10-year old son  who got his first deer with a gun during the 2022 youth hunting season. 
Owen Wian, age 10 of Martinsburg, W.Va. with one of the tiger trout he managed to catch while fishing with his dad at Summit Lake. Hunter Williams, age 11, of Lost Creek, W.Va. with a huge fox squirrel killed during the fall of 2022 while hunt with his granddad in Wallace, W.Va. 
Ryan Bosserman of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va. sends along this picture of his son Cole with his biggest flathead catfish ever from the Kanawha River. Curt Tallman of Sistersville, W.Va. with an 11 point buck killed in September 2022 in Tyler County 
Braxton Morrison, age 12, of Culloden, W.Va. with a nice fox squirrel during a recent hunt. 
Brayden Reese, 14, of Scott Depot, W.Va. killed his first ever deer with a bow after patterning home all year.  
Carter Hardy from Petersburg, W.Va. was with his dad on a business trip in Forth Worth, Texas and they decided to take a guided fishing trip on Lake Lewis. Carter wound up catching a junior state record for gar in Texas.  39 3/16 length and 11.09 weight and 12 1/4 girth . Jaxson Blevins, age 7, during his first overnight fishing trip on the Ohio River.   He caught three fish that night and shows us his stringer. 
Toby Allen of Williamson, W.Va. sends along this picture of his daughter.,  Emilea Allen, age 19, and the first fish caught from their new boat on R.D. Bailey Lake. Lexi Marcum of Chapmanville, W.Va. with her first buck killed during the 2022 archery hunting season. 
Jonah Marcum, age 6 of Chapmanville, W.Va. who is battling cancer had one wish--to kill a buck.  With the help of his dad, he got it done in 2022.  
Samuel Marcum of Chapmanville, W.Va. poses with a 10 year old buck he's been chasing for the past 7 years and finally killed in 2022. Andrew Middleton of Clarksburg, W.Va. poses with a nice buck killed at his hunting camp in Ritchie County, W.Va. while hunting with his dad. 
Robert Criss of Fairmont, W.Va. killed this nice buck with a bow in early November 2022 on the family farm in Marion County, W.Va.  
Randy Witt of Charleston, W.Va. with a buck killed on the opening day off the 2022 rifle season in Kanawha County, W.Va. Allen Dent of Gay, W.Va. shares this picture of his granddaughter Lorelei's 10 point buck killed in  Roane County, W.Va.  

Eli Wilson with a nice turkey from the West Virginia spring gobbler season. Eli Wilson with a big doe killed on a hunt in Harrison County, W.Va.  Ryan Friebel shares this pic of Eli Wilson on a hunt in Harrison County.  Eli swears he was NOT sleeping.   
Andrew Pile of South Charleston, W.Va. shares a picture of a trout he caught with his son Jackson as his guide. He said Jackson instructed him where to cast, and carefully handled the net work for him.  
Timothy Buckner of Charleston shares a mule deer killed during a hunt on public land in Wyoming. Brandon Buckner of Elkview, W.Va. with a mule deer killed in a DIY public land hunt with his dad and a good friend in Wyoming. 
Captain Jack of the Hartford Outlaws catfishing team shows off a 65 pound catfish he caught.  He didn't share where it was from.  Landon Buckner, of Elkview, W.Va. with his first musky, caught while trolling with his dad. Barry Bledsoe of Fairmont, W.Va. sends along this pic of his then girlfriend--now wife--Kelli showing off the first fish she ever caught a few months back. 
Connor Buckner, age 7, of Elkview, W.Va. killed his first buck while hunting with a crossbow from a blind with his dad and some friends. 
George Henry of Masontown, W.Va. with a lunker bass caught in a backyard pond. 
Mike Tupta of Charleston with a wild board killed at Hog Haven hunting preserve in Jackson County, W.Va. 
Trent Westfall of Ellamore, W.Va. with a moose killed in Saskatchewan 
Tom Criner of Red House, W.Va. shares a pic of a nice hybrid striper caught from the Kanawha River. 
Kevin Rose of Dellslow sends along a picture of 12-year old Gino after a productive day of squirrel hunting. 
Kevin Rose of Dellslow, W.Va. shows off a moose killed on a hunt in Canada.  The inside spread was 51 inches,  13 points . Est weight close to 1000 lbs.
Steve Wilson of Elkins, W.Va.  with a nice bear killed in Randolph County, W.Va. David Harvey Sr. of Daniels, W.Va. shows off a trout caught while fishing in the spring with his son on the Guyandotte River. 
Landon Buckner, age 10, of Elkview, W.Va.  made a great shot on this 8 point buck on the opening day of the 2022 rifle season while hunting in Wirt County, W.Va. 
Jared Bishop of Bluefield, W.Va. shows off a brown trout he caught--after much effort including a broken rod and soaked cell phone--and then released back into the stream. Isaac Waters of Vienna, W.Va. shares a picture of the first deer he's ever killed, taken on the family farm with some guidance from his brother-in-law. 
Mason Ewing, age 10, of Washington, W.Va. with a 5 point buck killed in Wood County, W.Va. 
Joe Carroll of Wilkinson, W.Va. with a buck from the opening day of the 2022 rifle season killed in Gilmer County, W.Va.  
John Eary of Mt. Nebo, W.Va. poses with the buck killed by his son, who suffers from muscular atrophy, during the 2022 rifle season. 
Kevin Dunaway of Reedsville, W.Va. with a 9-point buck killed in Randolph County, W.Va. on the opening day of the 2022 buck season. 
Elijah Keener, age 9 , of Verdunville, W.Va. with his first buck killed on the opening day  of the 2022 rifle season in Ritchie County, W.Va. 
Mark Bias of Logan pulling the trigger and taking shots of the West Virginia elk herd in Logan-Mingo County. Ian Hardwick, age 16, of Fairmont, W.Va. with his buck killed on opening day of the 2022 buck season. 
Frank Carpenter of Wallace, W.Va holds up his biggest bass ever, a 5-pound largemouth that was 20-inches long. Walter Lane of Marlinton, W.Va. killed this buck on opening day of the 2022 rifle season hunting with the 30-30 rifle which belonged to his late father.   He said the emotional hunt caused memories to come flooding back.  
Mason Ewing, age 10, of Washington, W.Va. with the five point buck killed on the opening day off the 2022 buck season in West Virginia. 
Travis Austin of Huntington, W.Va. with a gorgeous native brook trout caught in a mountain stream in Greenbrier County, W.Va. 
Tyler Colegrove of Simon, W.Va. with a nice smallmouth bass caught at Stephens Lake in southern West Virginia. 
Lisa Casto of South Charleston, W.Va. shows off a big smallmouth bass caught on West Virginia's New River. Lindsey Whited of Accoville, W.Va. shares this picture of five year old grandson Mason Sammons with his first ever trout, caught on Buffalo Creek in Logan County, W.Va. 
Rick Harshbarger of Keyser, W.Va. with a nice largemouth he caught and then released on a flood control impoundment in Pendleton County, W.Va. 
Steven Ratz of Wilkinson, W.Va. with a drake pintail killed on French Creek in Pleasants County, W.Va. right off the Ohio River. 
Kendall Noe of Logan submits this picture of somebody who loves to fish, but isn't thrilled about handling the fish.   Looks like she did okay for the pic. 
Ryken Reinkopfs of Foster W.Va. with a nice WV Tiger Trout.   
Sean Young of Charleston, W.Va. with a Rio Grande turkey killed on a hunt in Oklahoma in the spring of 2022
Mike Vance of Ronceverte sends along this picture of  a proud angler who caught this monsterbass. 
Joshua Byer of New Haven, W.Va. with a golden rainbow trout caught on the Elk River during a fishing trip with his kids
William Montgomery of Bridgeport, W.Va. shares this picture of a buck from several yeas ago which his daughter-in-law photographed while walking her dog on the second day of buck season.  Logan Boster, 14 of New Haven, West Virginia, showing off his first rainbow trout. Caught in the Spring of 2022 on the Elk River.Rick Harshbarger of Keyser, W.Va. shows off a 5 pound bass he caught while fishing top water in a Mineral County farm pondJason Gunnoe bagged his best bow buck to date with this Kanawha County deer from 2021Jacob Boster of New Haven, W.Va. with a Blue Catfish that weighed in at 39.62 pounds. He caught it on a piece of hot dog soaked in cherry kool-aid in the Ohio River.
Michael Gordon of Hurricane with a 5-pound largemouth bass caught in July 2022 at O'Brein Lake in Jackson County, W.Va. At 48 years old Jason Gunnoe of Charleston is, an avid deer hunter, but had only chased turkeys for three years and on April 23, 2022 he connected on his first gobbler using his Grandpa's Winchester Model 12 shotgun.
David Bonnell sends along this picture of this 13 year old son who got his first squirrel in the fall of 2022
Mike Bohan of Charleston with a nice rainbow trout caught and released near Elkins in April 2022Scott Campbell of Alma, W.Va.  shares this picture of his grandson who got his first squirrel on the first shot from the new shotgun. 
Kevin Haught of Hedgesville, W.Va. shows off a nice buck killed in October 2022 in Berkeley County, W.Va. Rocky Mayle of West Union, W.Va. with a buck killed during the 2012 rifle hunting season
David Coram of Morgantown, W.Va. shared the bounty of a 2022 fall squirrel hunt. 
Jamie Graley of South Charleston, W.Va. shares this gorgeous native brook trout he caught and released on a small stream in Pocahontas County, W.Va. Hannah Rakes of Chapmanville with the first fish she ever caught. Eli Smith from Mill Creek, WV fishing on the bay at Chincoteague, Va.Bradley Meadows of Gassaway, Braxton County WV harvested this 14 point buck off his family farm, 4 Meadows Farm, Gassaway during the WV Archery season October 5, 2022. Bradley is the 16 year old son of Robin Meadows and the grandson of Bradley and Bobbi Meadows also of Gassaway. Justin Knicely of Buckhannon, W.Va. with a bobcat he killed in Upshur County. 
Doug Nash of Yolyn, W.Va. shares a picture from a successful float fishing trip, but didn't say where he caught the bass he's holding. 
Shawn Snyder of Beckley, W.Va. passes along this picture of his 13-year old son Austin's first buck with a compound bow!
David Long of Buckhannon, W.Va. with a 10 point buck he killed in Upshur County.  
Ike Bowley of Parsons, W.Va. with a 25 inch largemouth bass which weighed 8.5 pounds and was caught at a farm pond in Tucker County. He says it was his biggest bass ever. 
Trevor Scragg, age 12, of Alum Creek, WV killed his first ever deer, a 7 point buck with a crossbow on 10-16-22 in Kanawha County, W.Va. Morgan Gustafson, age 5 of Keyser, W.Va. caught this 16 inch largemouth bass, with an assist from her Grandad, at a farm pond near her home.  
Albert Wegmann of South Charleston, W.Va. with a nice rainbow trout caught from Watoga Lake. 
Lisa Casto of Charleston, W.Va. with a nice smallmouth bass caught on the New River near Sandstone Falls. 
Terry Brewer of Fairview, W.Va. shows off a nice buck, but didn't share where he killed it. 
Scott Wegmann of South Charleston with a nice smallmouth caught while fishing in the Elk River. 
Scott Wegmann of South Charleston, W.Va. shows off a nice largemouth bass caught in May 2022 at Stonewall Jackson Lake. 
Aaron Johnson of Nitro, W.Va. shares a photo of the buck he killed while hunting during the 2021 season in Webster County, W.Va. 
Emmylou McDaniel of Bristol, Virginia shares her first squirrel of the 2022 Virginia squirrel hunting season. 
Jake Phillips of Hambleton, W.Va. with a bobcat he trapped in the mountains of Tucker County, W.Va. 
Jason Crayton of Clarksburg got into a contest with a friend to see who could catch the smallest fish in a pond near his home.   
Phillip Moody of Beckley, W.Va. caught this catfish which was close to 40 pounds, one of many, on a recent fishing trip with his uncle who is battling cancer. 
Jamie Rhodes of Charleston, W.Va. with a big largemouth bass caught at Stonewall Jackson Lake. 
Jeremy Scarbro of Morgantown, W.Va. killed this nice 12-poing buck while hunting in Monongalia County, W.Va. during the 2022 archery season. 
Kaleb Kitzmiller, age 13, of Morgantown, W.Va. with his first salmon which weighed 18.9 pounds caught on the  Manistee River in Michigan in September 2022
Jason Ballengee of Beaver, W.Va. killed this nice 11 point buck during the 2022 archery season in  Summers County, W.Va. 
Junior Ketterman of Moorefield, W.Va. shares a cool view from his trail camera in an undisclosed location in W.Va. 
Joseph Gress of Winfield, W.Va. with a couple of nice ones caught on the Kanawha River. 
John Ellis of Charleston, W.Va. caught this smallmouth on the New River the day after Easter 2022. 
Jay Beatty of Wellsburg, W.Va. shares this picture of his son Sydney with a 7.9 pound catfish which was good enough for second place in a catfish tournament. 
Matt Friend of St. Albans, W.Va. with a trout caught during a fishing trip on Cheat Mountain. 
Jordan Garlow, age 16, of Poca, W.Va. had been hunting this buck he called Jonathan Shinkovicj, age 8, of Morgantown, W.Va. with his first ever trout caught on a fishing trip at Coopers Rock State Forest Pond. 
Kadyn Friend ,age 10, of St. Albans, W.Va. with his first ever trout caught while fishing on Upper Shavers Fork
Davis Loggins of Lula, Georgia with a King Mackerel over 40-inches caught while off-shore fishing in a kayak off the coast of Fort Walton Beach, Florida in October 2022
Brandon Roberts of Foster, W.Va. with the buck he nicknamed Lucky.  He had missed Lucky on two previous occasions--and knew of at least two other hunters who missed him until he finally got a third shot at him in October 2022 and Lucky's luck ran out.  
Doug Roberts of Foster, W.Va. shares a picture of his grandson Anderson, age 6, with his first turkey killed in 2022. 
David Panepinto of Morgantown shows off his son's first trout caught on a trip with his dad and his son
Austin Teter, age 14, of Mabie, W.Va. with his first buck of the season killed near his hometown. 
Faith Demers, age 16, of Roseburg, Oregon with her first buck killed in the fist week of the 2022 hunting season. 
Doug Roberts of Foster, W.Va. shares a picture of his 9-year old grandson Levi with his first squirrel killed in a recent hunting trip at Kanawha State ForestThey aren't always monsters on the Upper New River.   Charles Hatcher Lewisburg, W.Va. shares what he calls the smallest smallmouth on a trip to West Virginia's New River

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