Remembering an eventful 2013
Like any year, 2013 had its high points, as well as a few bad times. Picking a favorite highlight is not easy and probably not even fair.
Don’t wait another day for this book
Ask any wildlife biologist to name an important professional influence, and most will say Aldo Leopold (1887-1948). His textbook, “Game Management” (1933), essentially created the profession of wildlife management.
Grand Vue Park’s white deer attract attention
Earlier this year two white fawns stole the show at Grand Vue Park (www.grandvuepark.com) near Moundsville.
Let a child tag along on your next hunt
I was raised in a small town on the Elk River where most conversations at the barber shop and the grocery store were based on two primary and overriding topics — hunting and fishing.
Some gift ideas for sportsmen
Unlike some of the retail giants that started playing Christmas music right after Halloween and officially skipped Thanksgiving for holiday shopping purposes, I’ve decided to let the spirit of the holiday season be shared at a more appropriate time.
FeederWatch can predict a birder’s winter
It’s time for another season of Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s premier citizen science opportunity sponsored by the Lab of Ornithology.
A very thankful Thanksgiving
Let’s see, where to begin. First, we have to rewind to last year to start this story.
Go deer hunting before the season ends
The two-week buck hunting season in West Virginia has ended. The first week of the season is the most popular hunting time in our neck of the woods and one many sportsmen fill with traditions from the past.
Snowy owl invasion is under way
Nothing gets birders more excited than widespread reports of unusual birds. They jump in their cars, drive hundreds of miles, and hope to spot a “life bird.” Sometimes they are successful. Sometimes they are not. It’s all part of the thrill of birding.
Re-living the big moment
My brother and I have hunted Thanksgiving week together since we were children. In fact, when we first started hunting I was too young to carry a gun for the first few seasons. My job back then was to sit quietly alongside him watching patiently for a buck to wander into our view. Rarely did we even see a deer.
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