Field Notes

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources recently posted the 2014 Big Game Bulletin on their website. This is a compilation of game harvest statistics broken out into county and DNR districts, as...

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

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...

Field Notes

The weather was unusually warm and dry last week promising to jump start us into springtime. A little bit of rain fell on Sunday, just enough to inspire the early amphibians to come...

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

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...

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...