I absolutely love this time of year. While most of my time is spent fishing, especially for my beloved summertime walleye, my mind drifts to the upcoming hunting seasons not only here at home, but in the far-off places I’ve dreamed about hunting since I was a child.
HINTON — Across the New River from Hinton, narrow, unpaved Freezeland Mountain Road zigzags its way up narrow hollows, across spiny ridges and through dense stands of hardwood forest, climbing 1,200 feet above the river in 2.5 miles.
The life and career of a traveling outdoorsman who has dedicated a career and livelihood in the out-of-doors space sounds wonderful and exciting. Please don’t get me wrong, it is exciting and wonderful, but travel days, no matter how optimistic you are, can be brutal.
Guided hikes, a birding walk and presentations on West Virginia snakes and birds of prey will be among activities Saturday as the 6,500-
Now that my spring gobbler season is over, I can get back to my semi-normal morning routine. After my morning walk, I grab a glass of tea and head down to my office to begin my day.
Every spring, I dedicate a column to the encounters with wildlife during this active-wildlife-encounter time of year in the Mountain State.
An 8-mile trail in Tucker County connecting the towns of Thomas and Davis, Blackwater Falls State Park and the Monongahela National Forest will be completed with the award of a $1.2 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
After more than a half-century of carrying visitors on scenic round-trip journeys to the depths of two river gorges, the aerial tramways serving Hawks Nest and Pipestem Resort state parks soon will be replaced.
ANSTED — A pair of buildings representing opposite poles of the design spectrum and both sorely in need of repair have been given new leases on life following a yearlong renovation project at Hawks Nest State Park.
We are officially smack-dab in the middle of our spring gobbler season. Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who tagged out early and now get to enjoy things like some much-needed sleep, going to work without the fear of looking and acting sleep deprived or maybe, just maybe, you can find t…
I have often written about the need for sportsmen and women to give back to the way of life we so deeply cherish as hands-on participants in the wildlife conservation model.
Guided walks covering spring wildflowers, medicinal and edible plants, trees, birding, the history of Kanawha State Forest, and other themes will take place Saturday during the Forest’s annual Osbra Eye Memorial Wildlife Walks program.
With spring turkey season (bearded only) running from April 18-May 22, now is the perfect time to do some research and there is no better place to start that than digging into the annual report — the Big Game Bulletin.
For anyone who knows me well or has read this column before will know that I am a proud, hands-on, active participant in wildlife conservation.