Rock Creek holds promise for region

By Dr. Robert E. GunterLocated in the heart of Southern West Virginia, Rock Creek Development Park holds vast promise for our region.For months, I hav...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Hunters harvest over 112,000 whitetails

By Roger WolfeThe WVDNR has released its preliminary harvest numbers for the 2016 deer seasons. While they are far from a record harvest, the numbers ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Elk are on the way

Last month a team from the WVDNR traveled to the western edge of the Bluegrass State to capture and prepare the first of West Virginia’s reestab...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Echoes of deer camps of past seasons

By Roger WolfeWe are well into the holiday season and better than two thirds of the way through the hunting season. It is, generally, the time of year...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Deer season is not dead

As the 2016 buck firearm season has drawn to a close, many will begin to look back on the season that was. Good, bad or ugly the 2016 season was diffe...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Giving thanks for so much

Thanksgiving has always been a holiday steeped in traditions and history surrounding the outdoors and the bountiful harvest it often provides. The hol...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Sunday hunting expanding in West Virginia

I am glad that is over!It isn’t often that you will ever hear me say that I am happy to see any season be over. I am very happy, however, that t...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Ethics in the outdoors

So with the peak of the deer rut fast approaching and the upcoming opener of the firearm season for deer, there are more hunters in the woods than the...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Rock Creek Development Park: A vision for the future

For the past 30 years, I have looked at thousands of acres of flat land at the Hobet mine site in Boone and Lincoln counties and thought about the eno...

November 1st, 2016 |  


Domestic violence victims need support

Freedom from violence and abuse is a basic human right. Yet nearly one in four women and one in seven men have suffered from domestic violence by an i...

November 1st, 2016 |