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WednesdayFebruary 10, 2021

Keyser man kills a wild boar first time out

Mineral County man harvested a free range wild beast in the steep hills of the West Virginia coalfields

TuesdayFebruary 9, 2021

DNR publishes final numbers for 2020 deer seasons

Hunters kill just over 106,000 deer in West Virginia during all of the combined deer hunting seasons during 2020

SaturdayJanuary 30, 2021

A key West Virginia fishing website celebrates a milestone

A key repository for fishing information in West Virginia has been growing in numbers and influence for 20 years.

WednesdayJanuary 27, 2021

Raleigh County man admits to poaching charges in Wyoming County

Suspects pursued the massive buck in an elaborate scheme which led to it being shot at night, with a rifle, from a UTV, while trespassing on a hunting lease in Wyoming County.

TuesdayJanuary 26, 2021

Groundhog Day celebration to be virtual for 2021

French Creek Freddie's big day at the W.Va. Wildlife Center is usually a big deal, but amid the pandemic, he'll have a very subdued emergence from his winter lair in 2021.

A record black bear harvest for West Virginia

Hunters killed more than 3,500 black bears statewide during the various 2020 hunting seasons

SaturdayJanuary 23, 2021

Park and Preserve status brings change at New River Gorge

Officials say changes in the New River Gorge area will be subtle now that the area is elevated to a National Park and Preserve.

Christmas wreathes from National Cemetery live on as fish habitat

Bass fishing group and West Virginia DNR partner with Grafton National Cemetery to dispose of decorations at Tygart Lake in a highly constructive manner

WednesdayJanuary 13, 2021

Wyoming County whitetail becomes the new state record

Jody Dalton's buck killed in November becomes the new mark to best for bow hunting in West Virginia with an official score of 191 2/8ths

MondayJanuary 11, 2021

Mountaineer Heritage season presents a unique hunting challenge

A four day hunting season is a throwback a couple of centuries to see if we can match the skills of West Virginia's original mountaineers

ThursdayJanuary 7, 2021

DNR police file charges in bear cub killings

Carcasses were found late last month.

Fortunes change quickly for Logan County hunter in 2020

After missing the buck he was after, Aaron Fry though his 2020 season was a bust. Turns out he was wrong.

TuesdayJanuary 5, 2021

Land company to allow for limited wild boar hunt in southern W.Va.

DNR will draw for 200 permits to hunt an 8,000 acre tract of privately held land in Logan County during the upcoming three day season

WednesdayDecember 23, 2020

DEP spokesman says annual tree collection ‘not a necessary risk’ this year

The event was canceled due to risk of COVID-19 spread.

SaturdayDecember 19, 2020

Hunter kills the School House Buck in Wyoming County

A lot of hunters were after this monster in Wyoming County. Doug Harvey of Cyclone,, W.Va. pursued him for three seasons, and finally in 2020 in a freak encounter was able to close the deal.

SaturdayDecember 12, 2020

Mystery abounds with discovery of massive buck’s rack in the Kanawha River

Josh Blake of Scott Depot, West Virginia fished a monster out of the deep while running a machine to clear debris from a power plant intake, but this monster was no fish and no fish story.

Buck harvest up six percent for 2020

Overall hunters killed 38,776 bucks during the two week firearms season .

SaturdayDecember 5, 2020

Persistence pays off for hunter in Greenbrier County

Fred Lambert of Oceana, W.Va. has hunted the same part of the Monongahela National Forest since in Greenbrier County since 1973, during 2020, at age 70, he finally got the big one.

WednesdayDecember 2, 2020

DNR unveils new license products for West Virginia sportsmen

Options for 2021 will include bundled license packages and multi-year packages, which resulted from a survey of hunters and anglers

SundayNovember 29, 2020

Randolph County buck turns out to be one tough customer

Tanner Burns of Buckhannon kills an eight year old buck in a place bucks rarely live so long.