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Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year
RICK STEELHAMMER| Gazette-Mail file photos
Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year

Looking to get fit in 2016? If you’d rather be in the woods than in the gym, you might consider joining the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge. Hikers are encouraged to hike 100 miles in the New River Gorge National River area this year,...

Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year
Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year

Looking to get fit in 2016? If you’d rather be in the woods than in the gym, you might consider joining the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge. Hikers are encouraged to hike 100 miles in the New River Gorge National River area this year, ...

Snow excuses: Olympic hopeful Clara Santucci answers questions about winter weather training
Snow excuses: Olympic hopeful Clara Santucci answers questions about winter weather training

Q: How did you handle Winter Storm Jonas? Did you take time to appreciate the power and beauty of it?

Bill would effectively allow guns in Coonskin Park
Bill would effectively allow guns in Coonskin Park

The sign that prohibits guns in Coonskin Park hasn’t been moved to the new entrance off of Henry C. “Hoppy” Shores Drive.

WVU research seeks to slow spread of deadly deer disease
WVU research seeks to slow spread of deadly deer disease

Tissue samples taken from hunter-killed deer might just help contain a deadly disease that has been killing whitetails in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

John McCoy: For trout, lighter lines bring heavier stringers

As a fisherman with nearly 50 years’ worth of experience, I’d like to offer some advice to those of you who enjoy fishing for trout:

January’s snowstorm had little effect on trout stockings, but it might eventually
January’s snowstorm had little effect on trout stockings, but it might eventually

The snowy remnants of Winter Storm Jonas have melted from most of West Virginia’s rugged landscape, but the storm’s lingering effects in the state’s high mountains might yet delay some trout stockings.

Outdoors Calendar, Feb. 7, 2016

Monday

The Almost Heaven Archers will hold their monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the Cabela’s store in Southridge Centre. Call 304-744-2455.

WV National Park Service units report $37M in deferred maintenance needs
WV National Park Service units report $37M in deferred maintenance needs

While Congress increased funding for maintenance this year at America’s national parks by $118 million, the National Park Service’s deferred maintenance backlog increased by $440 million in 2015, creating a total nationwide maintenance...

Inclusiveness upgrades open up play opportunities in Hurricane
Inclusiveness upgrades open up play opportunities in Hurricane

Hurricane City Park will be more inclusive to everyone this spring.

Photos: Animals get a spring in their step with warmer weather
Photos: Animals get a spring in their step with warmer weather

After last week’s snowstorm, the more temperate weather in recent days has brought animals — both wild and domestic — out into the open.

Photo: Fisherman takes advantage of warm winter weather
Photo: Fisherman takes advantage of warm winter weather

Man meets New River Gorge 100-mile hiking challenge in 14 days
Man meets New River Gorge 100-mile hiking challenge in 14 days

When Melvin Hartley of Fayetteville decided to take part in the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge, he didn’t let any grass grow under his feet.

The Challenge, sponsored by the New River Gorge National River, Active Southern West Virginia ...

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Hunting & Fishing

WVU research seeks to slow spread of deadly deer disease
John McCoy: For trout, lighter lines bring heavier stringers
January’s snowstorm had little effect on trout stockings, but it might eventually

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Snow excuses: Olympic hopeful Clara Santucci answers questions about winter weather training