Outdoors Archives


SaturdayNovember 5, 2022

Trail cam pics didn’t do justice to a Ritchie County buck

J.P. McClung considered not even hunting the four-year old buck he was getting on his camera, but that changed after he finally laid eyes on him in person.

American Heart Association teams with DNR for heart health for hunters

Heart attacks are one of the top calls for Natural Resources Police during the West Virginia buck season.

TuesdayNovember 1, 2022

Harrison County man wins first monthly prize in photo contest

David Bonnell of Salem, W.Va. will receive a prize pack from Hoodoo Sports after his name was randomly drawn from all entries in the photo gallery.

SundayOctober 30, 2022

Age restrictions on youth hunting days draw public criticism

Members of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission complete final meeting of the year in Braxton County

Hunter gets a rare second chance at a monster buck a year later

D. W. Mahan shot a giant in Jackson County during the 2021 archery season, but it survived. The two met up again in 2022, but the outcome was far different.

MondayOctober 24, 2022

Four fishermen complete DNR’s Master Angler challenge

Fishermen complete six separate "slams" with multiple species and minimum sizes for each fish..

SaturdayOctober 22, 2022

Fall wild turkey season set to open in the Mountain State

Season opens Monday, Oct. 24 across West Virginia

Jackson County woman tags an unexpectedly big deer

The mass of the buck's antlers were jaw dropping for Jackson County.

WednesdayOctober 19, 2022

Bowden Fish Hatchery officially reopened

Governor Justice on hand to announce completion of upgrades to the Randolph County facility

MondayOctober 17, 2022

W.Va. hunter kills an extremely rare whitetail in Kansas

The deer Dave Powell of Winfield had been pursuing for six years was actually a buck and a doe, an extremely rare hermaphrodite.

SaturdayOctober 15, 2022

Justice announces “monster trout” contest

Governor says 250 brood trout to be stocked during the two-week fall stocking period will have prizes for anglers who catch them.

WVU Rifle team hopes to tap into donations from sportsmen

This year when you buy your hunting or fishing license, you'll find a check-off option to make a donation to the Mountaineer Rifle team.

SundayOctober 9, 2022

Tourism and HMT team up for side-by-side giveaway

To celebrate two years of exponential growth two UTV's will be given away in a random drawing of permit holders, one for a West Virginian and one from an out-of-stater

ThursdayOctober 6, 2022

A fast start to the 2022 archery season for a Logan County hunter

Jordan Hayes had already tagged a bear and the massive Logan County buck he was after before the calendar even rolled to October.

ThursdaySeptember 29, 2022

Research shows some acorns abundant, but the overall mast is down for 2022

West Virginia's 2022 mast survey reveals strong levels of white oak acorns, but species are going to be harder and harder to find as winter nears.

WednesdaySeptember 21, 2022

Justice unveils latest quail reintroduction effort for West Virginia

Governor Jim Justice is directing an effort which will put 21,000 quail into seven public lands in West Virginia in an effort to reintroduce the long lost birds to the Mountain State.

MondaySeptember 19, 2022

West Virginia crew enjoys a back country fishing experinece

Sammy Pugh of New River Trophy Outfitters decided to give the U.S./Canadian border a look for a remote fishing experience earlier this summer.

Charleston man cited for alleged hunting violations

Man pleads not guilty and now awaits court date for charges of hunting on a revoked license and other charges for a buck killed in the Charleston City Limits as part of the local urban hunt.

FridaySeptember 16, 2022

Student catches encounter between hawk and drone on video

Student captures and amazing shot while learning to use a drone in Kanawha County technical school

MondaySeptember 12, 2022

Lawmakers hear pros and cons of State Park off-road riding

Advocates believe there is untapped potential for growth and revenue with off road riding in West Virginia State Parks, but opponents warn that will drive away every other user group and kill what makes the park system special.