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Field Notes

Look up. Just east of Rt. 92/28 in Arbovale there is a pine patch – just a few acres – that has been the source of much entertainment this summer. Every evening about 30...

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

The Department of Natural Resources has released its final numbers on the 2014 deer seasons and it reflects an across the board decline in all the harvests. The antlerless take was down by...

Field Notes

The fall 2013 bear season recently came to an end and was once again very successful. A total of 2,682 black bears were taken by hunter’s statewide - an almost identical number to last year’s...

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What do the following organisms have in common?  Starlings, kudzu, multiflora rose, Asian Lady beetles, English sparrows, chestnut blight and gypsy moth. Give up?  How about that none of these named critters is indigenous or native...

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By the Numbers It’s that time of year again. Hunting season is mostly over and fishing season will have to wait for better days. Outdoorsmen congregate around the wood stoves and water...

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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

CD, THE BEAR cub from Point of View Farm in Beard, celebrated her first birthday January 15. Her mother, Rose, returned to the farm last winter to hibernate in her man-made den. Point of View...