Field Notes

Pump Up the Volume Step out the door at daylight and you are bound to hear the robins announcing their presence and marking their territory. A little higher in the trees, cardinals are letting...

Field Notes

Congratulations are in order for Rick Hartzell, of Arbovale, for being named Wildlife Manager of the Year by the West Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  He was presented the “Making...

Field Notes

From Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia from 1768 to 1795 By Lucullus Virgil McWhorter  A Modern Nimrod The following interesting letter was a reluctant compliance with the request of my father for a brief synopsis of a...

Field Notes

Odds and ends   The summer continues to rush along toward its inevitable end.  School will start soon and homeowners will get serious about cutting firewood.  Canning and freezing of garden produce is about to get...

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

It’s time to dig the camo out of the closet, dust off the diaphragm and box call, and bring out those 3” magnums as Spring Turkey Season opens on Monday, April 28. Gobblers have...

Field Notes

By now most deer hunters have learned that the 2014 Buck Season dropped off quite a bit from the year before. The Department of Natural Resources announced that 37,277 antler-ed deer were harvested...

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...

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