Hibernation a good way to escape winter
Hibernation seems the perfect way to deal with extreme winter weather. When temperatures dip 10 degrees below zero with minus-25-degree wind chills, as they have this winter, I admire wildlife that are adapted to extreme winter weather.
State hunters often pass on young bucks
A recent report came across my desk this week that I found particularly interesting about a trend that appears to be occurring in the sport of deer hunting — passing on young bucks and opting for older, mature bucks.
Magazine lures a flood of memories
A few days ago, while searching for a simple chapter book to accompany me across the country and help to curb the boredom of airports and airplanes, I stumbled across it. The “Bass Pro Shops Master Catalog” was mixed in with the other books on the shelf that holds my collection of outdoor titles.
Forget about the Super Bowl, it’s Groundhog Day
Early this morning on Groundhog Day, handlers at Gobbler’s Knob, Pa., removed Punxsutawney Phil from his den. If he saw his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter. No shadow, and we get an early spring. At least that’s the myth, the legend, the old wives’ tale.
Find an outfitter who meets your needs
With the recent single-digit temperatures and snow blanketing the hills and hollows of our fine state, many of us who prefer to live the outdoor lifestyle might be leaning toward becoming a little stir crazy. To
Project SNOWstorm could unlock secrets of the snowy owl
Back in December, I described an invasion of snowy owls from the arctic to temperate latitudes.
Deer, bear and fall turkey totals
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) released the total harvest numbers for the 2013 deer, black bear and the fall turkey seasons in a recent press release.
Outdoors fun is good for the soul
Although there was never a formal election or a gathering of the state’s sportsmen where a motion was made electing me as their speaker, I am going to speak on our behalf anyway.
Where are my birds?
Every winter I get letters and e-mails from readers asking why they are seeing fewer birds at their feeders.
The bright side of frigid temperatures
There aren’t many times when you see the thermometer drop below zero around here, but this past week it was 9 below when I woke up. The weather man said the wind chill was 25 below. Frigid, frozen, blustery, no matter how you describe it, it was bone-chilling cold out there.
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