Can’t ‘bear’ to be away

ROSE AND HER cub, C.D., paid a visit to their old stomping ground, Point of View Farm at Beard, a couple of weeks ago. The pair showed up after dark on a Saturday night...

Field Notes

The numbers are in for the recently completed deer season and are just about what the Department of Natural Resources expected – with only a few surprises. Statewide 56,333 bucks were harvested with firearms this...

Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday

It’s that time again. A time when you get to be a scientist, collect valuable data in real time, and then submit that data into a huge, international data base sponsored by a...

Field Notes

Bear season for 2015 is over and West Virginia hunters had another banner year, harvesting a record 3,195 bears. That number is up 34 percent over the 2014 total of 2,385 and 17 percent...

Field Notes

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has an interesting problem this year in what to do with an extra $2.4 million in funding. No, they didn’t win the lottery and no, nobody bequeathed their...

Field Notes

While the mild and fair conditions of March were much appreciated, it was also terribly misleading. Now hopes of an early spring have largely been dashed by an about-face in April weather as...

Field Notes

Everyone likes to visit the home folks during the summer and Rose and her cub, CD, are no exception. They return to Point of View farm from time-to-time to get a snack and, perhaps,...