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 over the previous record kill of 2,735 in 2012. If those numbers aren’t enough for you, then read on as we take a closer look at some statistics concerning last fall’s More...

by Dave Curry | Published 11 months ago
By Dave Curry On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Field Notes

The abnormally warm weather of December broke records for mildness and confused Mother Nature into an early show of spring. Bulbs emerged out of the ground and some shrubs prepared to bloom. In my yard in Arbovale, More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

See how they grow

MUFFIN AND WAFFLES, above, take a January stroll with Joel Rosenthal, owner of Point of View Farm at Beard. The cubs and Rosenthal are shown, above, on a walk in May. Rosenthal became a “mother” to the More...

By Dave Curry On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Field Notes

As 2015 comes to a close, it seems appropriate to tie up some loose ends before proceeding into the New Year. And now would be a good time to wrap up last summer’s birdhouse summary for area cavity nesters. Twenty More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Field Notes

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources has released preliminary numbers on the recently completed Gun Buck Season, and it appears that West Virginia hunters had a good year. A total of 66,374 antlered More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Field Notes

For all of you early risers out there, you may have taken notice of a pile of bright stars in the morning sky. They can be found above the eastern horizon just before sun-up. And they are not really stars at all, More...

By Dave Curry On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Fall Webworms set up camp in county

Fall webworms can be found on more than 90 species of trees and shrubbery, but in Pocahontas County they seem to prefer cherry, hickory and apple. The nasty webs may persist throughout the winter, but otherwise More...