The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


  • Blood, sweat and tears: We’re having loads of fun in the outdoors

    Caution! This article contains material that may not be suitable for children or persons who have not acquired a warped sense of humor from too many years spent outdoors in bad weather.

    June 12, 2014

  • Telling some tales about beavers

    Though large and common, beavers are seldom seen unless you know where to look. The best time to see beavers is at dusk on a summer evening. And the best place is on quiet water from a kayak or canoe.

    June 7, 2014

  • Free fishing ends today

    Today is the final day of free fishing days in West Virginia this year, where anyone can fish without a license. The fish are biting well right now, so it’s perfect timing to get someone hooked on fishing. We are blessed with plenty of water and a variety of fish species in the mountain state.         

    June 7, 2014

  • The fish are always biting

    In the shadows of the historic building on Park Avenue in the middle of Manhattan, I stood on the street side curb watching the yellow taxis whiz by.  I was in the middle of 8 million people, a jungle of concrete and glass with my mind was racing about an article due. New York City is not the best place to be for inspiration for hunting and fishing stories even if you are about to step into the office of the publisher for Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines

    June 7, 2014

  • Catfish tournament coming to Bolt this weekend

    Mike Hylton of Fairdale will offer some top prizes this weekend at his catfish pond located near Bolt. The pond is called Brandy’s Catfish Fish Pond and is well-known for its recreational fishing during the past two decades.
    On Saturday, a mega-tournament will pay out 75 percent of the entry fees for the anglers who score first, second, third and fourth places.

    June 5, 2014

  • If you know what’s good for you, you’ll go fishing

    Just to be blunt about it boys and girls, there is a whole bunch of you out there that need to go fishing. How long has it been for you? If you have to think about that for a minute, it’s been too long.

    June 4, 2014

  • 060114 Case.jpg What’s up with the bears this year?

    Haven’t had a bear in your backyard this spring, have you? Better yet, how about on your porch, or even in the bed of your truck?

    June 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hunter education classes are making a difference

    Although I am just a simple writer of outdoor-related stories and I have little or no authority to give awards, I’m going to do it anyhow.

    June 1, 2014

  • Grapevines are aggressive, not deadly

    A few weeks ago my wife, Linda, made a special request. “Would you buy me a chain saw,” she asked.

    June 1, 2014

  • Summer fishing fun abounds at West Virginia state parks

    West Virginia’s state parks offer many opportunities and types of waters for a favorite summertime pursuit — fishing — with ponds, lakes, streams and rivers. Catchable warmwater and coldwater fish include bluegill, bass, catfish, trout and other species. Residents and visitors to the state are invited to wet some lines and try their luck.

    June 1, 2014

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