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Grizzlies, polar bears mating is increasing
A.E. Deroche | University of Alberta via The Washington Post
Grizzlies, polar bears mating is increasing

BARROW, Alaska — Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story — tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two?

Grizzlies, polar bears mating is increasing
Grizzlies, polar bears mating is increasing

BARROW, Alaska — Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story — tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two?

Off-road enthusiasts find new home in 4x4 trail system
Off-road enthusiasts find new home in 4x4 trail system

LOGAN — When land that contained the Hatfield-McCoy Trails’ Ivy Branch trail network in Lincoln County changed hands last year and the new owner opted not to continue use and liability agreements with the...

National Parks Service opens environmental education camp
National Parks Service opens environmental education camp

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) – A camp for environmental education is now open to the public in Summers County.

Photo: Tree swallow soars over Capitol reflection
Photo: Tree swallow soars over Capitol reflection

Outdoors Calendar: May 22, 2016

May 31

n West Virginia’s trout stocking season ends.

John McCoy: As expected, WV spring gobbler kill increases

West Virginia’s turkey hunters expected to kill more gobblers this spring because the season opened a week earlier.

10 years after being drained, Moncove Lake attracts anglers as well as ever
10 years after being drained, Moncove Lake attracts anglers as well as ever

GAP MILLS — As comebacks go, Moncove Lake’s rates right up there.

Ohio angler catches new WV record blue catfish
Ohio angler catches new WV record blue catfish

West Virginia’s most often-broken fishing record has fallen yet again.

Birding festival set for next month at Canaan Valley Resort
Birding festival set for next month at Canaan Valley Resort

DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) – Birders and nature lovers can participate in nature walks, presentations and activities during the annual Canaan Valley Birding Festival next month in Davis.

Photo of the Week: Wild turkeys taking over Parkersburg neighborhood
Photo of the Week: Wild turkeys taking over Parkersburg neighborhood

You’re just a big ‘ole turkey.

Sharon White said she’d heard that a bunch of turkeys were on the move around her Parkersburg neighborhood. They were seen walking down the street, hanging out in neighbors’ driveways...

WV record blue catfish caught by Ohio man

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a state-record blue catfish has been caught on the Ohio River.

Customer rebound in 2015 gives raft outfitters hope of ending long descent
Customer rebound in 2015 gives raft outfitters hope of ending long descent

After 15 years of steady decline, West Virginia rafting outfitters experienced a welcome uptick in customer numbers in 2015, according to recently released data compiled by the state Division of Natural Resources.

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Hunting & Fishing

10 years after being drained, Moncove Lake attracts anglers as well as ever
Ohio angler catches new WV record blue catfish
John McCoy: As expected, WV spring gobbler kill increases

Recreation

Off-road enthusiasts find new home in 4x4 trail system
National Parks Service opens environmental education camp