The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


  • 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

  • 052514 Chris Ellis.jpg Visit the trap range for family fun

    The whistle blew. In case you didn’t hear it, it rang shortly after lunch last Saturday. The 2014 spring gobbler season is officially closed. It’s time to pack it in, load up and move on.

    May 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Caterpillars, birds and trees depend on one another

    I recently heard a lecture by Jim McCormac, a biologist with the Ohio DNR. He argued that caterpillars, forest birds, and trees were dependent upon each other for survival.

    May 25, 2014

  • Memorial Day weekend is a great time to go fishing

    With the Memorial Day weekend and spring gobbler season coming to a close, it’s time to fish. The grass has been mowed and the garden and flower beds have been tended to, so there’s nothing to worry about other than where to fish. I love this time of year as the bugs are hatching and the fish are hungry.
    Fishing for me is a time to just get away and listen to the river flow. I tend to target the trout species nowadays, but I like to catch smallmouth bass as well. I consider myself a river fisher as I like the moving water.

    May 25, 2014

  • Baby bison is newest resident of W.Va. Wildlife Center

    The newest resident of the West Virginia Wildlife Center in French Creek is a female bison calf, born Friday, May 2. The calf joins the many animals native to West Virginia that are on display at the Wildlife Center.

    May 25, 2014

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