The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


  • 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.

    February 2, 2014

  • 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

    January 25, 2014

  • 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.

    January 25, 2014

  • 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.

    January 25, 2014

  • 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.

    January 12, 2014

  • Where are my birds?

    Every winter I get letters and e-mails from readers asking why they are seeing fewer birds at their feeders.

    January 12, 2014

  • 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.

    January 12, 2014

  • 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.

    January 5, 2014

  • 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.

    January 5, 2014

  • 122913 Shalaway.jpg Grand Vue Park’s white deer attract attention

    Earlier this year two white fawns stole the show at Grand Vue Park ( near Moundsville.

    December 29, 2013 1 Photo

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