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Berkeley County Council puts Sunday hunting on 2016 ballot

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Berkeley County voters will decide next year whether to allow hunting on Sunday on private land in the county.

Multiple media outlets report that the Berkeley County Council voted last week to put the issue on the...

Berkeley County Council puts Sunday hunting on 2016 ballot

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Berkeley County voters will decide next year whether to allow hunting on Sunday on private land in the county.

Multiple media outlets report that the Berkeley County Council voted last week to put the issue on the...

W.Va.’s goose, dove openers gain in popularity
W.Va.’s goose, dove openers gain in popularity

On your mark, get set…

Sometime just before sunrise on Sept.1, a shotgun blast will mark the start of West Virginia’s fall hunting season for 2015.

The target of that first shot will be a Canada goose. In the hours that...

TV show gives W.Va.’s hunting, fishing a wide audience
TV show gives W.Va.’s hunting, fishing a wide audience

Jeremy Allen’s dream was born on Saturday mornings when he was a kid.

“I got up and watched the Saturday morning hunting and fishing shows,” said Allen. “I loved them. I wanted to make a living doing what Babe...

WVDNR: Deer bag limit with arrows is 2, not 3

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said Thursday that a summary of state hunting and trapping regulations contains an erroneous combined bag limit for archery and...

Releasing late-summer fish requires special care
Releasing late-summer fish requires special care

In August and early September, when waters run low and clear and warm, anglers need to be particularly careful with fish they plan to release.

Play the fish just a little too long or handle it just a little too carelessly and it could die...

State issues migratory bird-hunting regulations for 2015
State issues migratory bird-hunting regulations for 2015

West Virginia’s first migratory bird seasons open a couple of weeks from now, and state wildlife officials are only just learning how long those seasons will be.

Migratory birds such as ducks, geese, doves and woodcock fall under the...

Urban deer hunts to celebrate 20th year in W.Va.
Urban deer hunts to celebrate 20th year in W.Va.

When the first arrow flies in this fall’s first deer hunt, a milestone will be reached.

This will be the 20th year for state-sanctioned urban whitetail hunting in West Virginia. Since 1996, towns and homeowner associations throughout the...

Charleston-area archery shops see uptick in crossbow sales
Charleston-area archery shops see uptick in crossbow sales

It’s been a crossbow kind of summer for Charleston-area archery dealers.

Now that the Legislature has legalized crossbow hunting for non-handicapped people, bow-shop operators are enjoying a boost in business as archery enthusiasts jump...

W.Va. DNR expands chronic wasting disease ‘containment area’
W.Va. DNR expands chronic wasting disease ‘containment area’

For deer hunters in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, life just got considerably more complicated.

Natural resources officials have dramatically expanded the state’s Chronic Wasting Disease Containment Area. Effective immediately, ...

Duck numbers good again this year, feds say
Duck numbers good again this year, feds say

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has good news for waterfowl hunters:

Duck populations remain strong overall in 2015 despite a dry spring that reduced the number of breeding ponds. Overall, duck numbers rose 1 percent nationwide from last...

Bait makers are plenty in the Mountain State
Bait makers are plenty in the Mountain State

For a small state, West Virginia sure seems to have a lot of muskie-lure makers.

“I tell people about that all the time,” said Jeff Hansbarger, a fisheries biologist for the state Division of Natural Resources. “It’s...

State seeks to limit chronic wasting disease among deer

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is taking steps to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease among the state’s deer population.

The division says it has broadened Eastern Panhandle...

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