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New laws and regulations protect WV’s brook trout, flathead catfish

Brook-trout poachers and catfish exploiters, beware. The law is no longer on your side.

New laws and regulations protect WV’s brook trout, flathead catfish

Brook-trout poachers and catfish exploiters, beware. The law is no longer on your side.

John McCoy: Gathering bait for fishing was once a springtime ritual

The other day, while thumbing through a copy of West Virginia’s 2016 fishing regulations booklet, I came across a few paragraphs that sent me on a trip down memory lane.

John McCoy: As WV’s fishing season nears, which fish are safe to eat?

On four pages of West Virginia’s fishing-regulations booklet, anglers can learn how many of the fish they catch are safe to eat and how often it is safe to eat them.

John McCoy: Lower buck limit’s time hasn’t yet come

It will be at least another year before West Virginia’s wildlife officials consider a reduction in the state’s bag limit for buck deer.

John McCoy: Are WV’s anglers enjoying a gilded age of fishing?

“Golden age.”

It’s a phrase we’ve heard applied to any number of things: “The Golden Age of Aviation,” for example, is said to have taken place in the 1920s and 1930s. “The Golden Age of...

John McCoy: Momentum gathers for statewide Sunday hunting in WV

The winds of change have blown for some time now. By March 12, if they blow full circle, all of West Virginia’s hunters will have the chance to hunt on Sundays.

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