December is the perfect month to take to the woods the old-fashioned way: with a muzzleloader firearm. West Virginia’s 2016 deer muzzleloader season is set for Dec. 5 through Dec. 10.
•The calendar is full of interesting daily facts, best fishing days, tentative opening and closing dates of various hunting and trapping seasons, and monthly tips to help you enjoy the outdoors.
If you are returning to hunting this year after a break, or are a first-time hunter, you may not know about the Division of Natural Resources’ new electronic game check system that went into effect in 2015. That’s right, when you harvest a big game animal during one of the state’s hunting seasons, you now […]
Hunters are not the only West Virginians who benefit from the state’s wildlife resources. The DNR-sponsored Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) program provides donated venison for West Virginia families in need. Since its inception in 1992, hunter-donated venison has provided more than 1 million meals. This year marks the 25th consecutive year of this successful program. […]
Before there were grocery stores and fast food restaurants, West Virginians took to the woods to hunt for dinner. As food became easier and more convenient to purchase, many Mountain State families held onto their hunting traditions, passing from one generation to the next the love of the sport and the taste for game. Today, […]