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WednesdayJune 22, 2022

Virginia angler lands a new W.Va. state record channel catfish

Allen Burkett of Broadway, Va. caught the monster at South Mill Creek Lake in Grant County June 20th.

SundayJune 19, 2022

Elk calves for 2022 are showing up on the Tomblin WMA

Elk project leader Randy Kelly said it's hard to say with any certainty just how many calves are out there.

FridayJune 17, 2022

Tour de Coal weekend is underway

Group celebrates 19 years of the event which has grown into one of the largest of its kind in America.

FridayJune 10, 2022

It’s free fishing weekend in West Virginia

Annual license free day is aimed at getting adults who have never fished to give it a try and for those who used to fish but stopped a chance to rediscover the fun for themselves and their children.

WednesdayJune 8, 2022

Spring gobbler harvest down slightly for 2022

DNR releases numbers for spring gobbler harvest

SundayJune 5, 2022

State Parks continue to soar in visitor numbers

Officials say if you're planning a stay in a West Virginia State Park a reservation is highly recommended, otherwise, you may not find a place to bunk.

FridayJune 3, 2022

New Wildlife Education Center ready to open in Kanawha County

The Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center was the dream of her husband, the late Jack Workman who donated the property for the facility.

MondayMay 30, 2022

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.

FridayMay 27, 2022

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.

WednesdayMay 25, 2022

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

MondayMay 23, 2022

National Safe Boating Week leads up to Memorial Day weekend

West Virginia's Natural Resources Police stress boating safety as the summer is ready to kick off.

WednesdayMay 18, 2022

Beagle owners from far and wide come to W.Va. for competition

Beagle owners from all over the country share their passion for breeding and running champion hunting dogs in a recent West Virginia field trial.

ThursdayMay 12, 2022

Pennsylvania angler lands a state record fish on a miserable day

Fishing in torrential rain, Ayden Minick of Mt. Pleasant, Pa. hooked into a beast while taking part in a fishing get together with friends on Summersville Lake.

WednesdayMay 4, 2022

They come from a long line of loggers

West Virginians continue to dominate competitive lumber jacking and will be at center stage this weekend when the 2022 Stihl Timbersports Series cranks up at Virginia Beach.

ThursdayApril 28, 2022

Kanawha County angler talks about catching record breaking catfish

Cody Carver of Dry Branch said the weather was so nasty, he almost didn't go fishing the day he caught the heaviest blue cat anyone has ever caught in West Virginia.

MondayApril 25, 2022

Multi-Million dollar upgrades at Bowden Hatchery near completion

DNR has spent close to $12 Million to modernize and improve the Bowden Trout Hatchery in Randolph County.

SundayApril 24, 2022

Buck limit vote won’t come until 2023

Natural Resources Commission approves 2022 big game hunting dates and bag limits. After public comment, DNR pulls back on three proposed fishing regulation changes

TuesdayApril 19, 2022

Proposed dam removal the next step in Cheat River’s amazing comeback

Years of work to clean up acid mine drainage has resulted in improved water quality and vastly better fishing. Conservation organization now sets sites on removing the one obstruction which impedes fish movement and fisherman access.

WednesdayApril 13, 2022

Hunters ready for 2022 West Virginia spring gobbler season

Season opens the Monday after Easter and runs for five weeks.

WednesdayMarch 30, 2022

New law puts hunter education in W.Va. middle schools

Law calls for classes to be offered to every middle school student during the spring semester and more classes can be added if interest is high.