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SaturdaySeptember 10, 2022

Kentucky man credits his PFD for saving his life on the Tug Fork River

Pete and Fred Runyon lost everything they had when their boat was sucked up against a tree, but they did manage to barely escape with their lives.

SaturdayAugust 27, 2022

September ushers in dove hunting season in West Virginia

Typically the opening day and first weekend of the season are the biggest dove hunting days of the year, but there are plenty of opportunities afterward.

ThursdayAugust 18, 2022

Two new access points opened in the eastern panhandle

Fishermen can return to Mount Storm lake by boat and there's an entirely new spot to start a float trip on the Cacapon River

SaturdayAugust 6, 2022

A return to Canada provides epic experience for W.Va. angler

Nitro attorney Harvey Peyton has been fishing in the same spot in Labrador for 20 years, but two year layoff for Covid created an amazing change in the Canadian fishery.

SundayJuly 31, 2022

Fishing and small game regulations highlight Natural Resources Commission meeting

Commissioners make quick work of small game and fishing regulations in third meeting of the year.

MondayJuly 25, 2022

WV Natural Resources Police celebrate 125 years of service

It all started with the Governor's appointment of one man, in 1897. Captain E.F. Smith had a gun and a horse and traveled the entire state enforcing game laws to protect the state's wildlife resources.

WednesdayJuly 13, 2022

Doddridge County teen earns 4-H National Shooting Title

Jack Hutson of Doddridge County wins the National 4-H Muzzleloader competition and the West Virginia team finishes second in the team shooting competition.

WednesdayJune 29, 2022

Illegal pet trade creates major threat to some W.Va. wildlife

Critters like box turtles and snakes from the hills of West Virginia are drawing big money in the foreign pet trade and poachers are starting to impact West Virginia's wildlife with illegal capture and collection

WednesdayJune 22, 2022

Virginia angler lands a new W.Va. state record channel catfish

Allen Burkett of Broadway, Va. caught the monster at South Mill Creek Lake in Grant County June 20th.

SundayJune 19, 2022

Elk calves for 2022 are showing up on the Tomblin WMA

Elk project leader Randy Kelly said it's hard to say with any certainty just how many calves are out there.

FridayJune 17, 2022

Tour de Coal weekend is underway

Group celebrates 19 years of the event which has grown into one of the largest of its kind in America.

FridayJune 10, 2022

Monongahela National Forest awarded nearly $7 million for deferred maintenance

Seven projects across the Million acre federal forest aimed at improving public access and conservation work.

It’s free fishing weekend in West Virginia

Annual license free day is aimed at getting adults who have never fished to give it a try and for those who used to fish but stopped a chance to rediscover the fun for themselves and their children.

WednesdayJune 8, 2022

Spring gobbler harvest down slightly for 2022

DNR releases numbers for spring gobbler harvest

TuesdayJune 7, 2022

Man pleads guilty to elk shed possession

A day after Natural Resources Police announced charges a Lincoln County man enter a plea bargain in the case

MondayJune 6, 2022

Lincoln County man charged with possession of elk parts

Man could face serious fines for collecting elk sheds in West Virginia, which was made illegal under the legislation which paved the way for reintroduction of elk in the Mountain State

SundayJune 5, 2022

State Parks continue to soar in visitor numbers

Officials say if you're planning a stay in a West Virginia State Park a reservation is highly recommended, otherwise, you may not find a place to bunk.

FridayJune 3, 2022

New Wildlife Education Center ready to open in Kanawha County

The Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center was the dream of her husband, the late Jack Workman who donated the property for the facility.

MondayMay 30, 2022

A novice angler blooms on West Virginia’s New River

My daughter Savannah had low expectations for fishing success, but with the help of guide Larry Nibert of the West Virginia Experience things changed dramatically.

FridayMay 27, 2022

New railroad equipment streamlines remote trout stocking work

The West Virginia DNR's Trout Program invested in new railroad gear for one of the big stock trucks. The new equipment will save a lot of money on fuel costs, require less man power, and will reduce stress on fish headed to remote mountain areas.