West Virginia state parks and forests offer refuges from light pollution with Dark Skies.
One of the oldest pursuits in the Appalachian Mountains, trapping looks for a new generation to carry on its legacy. For an occupation that’s been around since the earliest days of human existence, trapping is still pretty misunderstood. “People think it’s easy,” says John Pingley, president of the West Virginia
Fall’s deer hunt has an altruistic side. A light snow falls on the bright orange brim of a hunter’s cap as he steadies his rifle against the massive oak tree that has hidden his body since sunrise. His heart begins to pound as a 10-point buck ambles into his crosshairs
Tooth extraction gives biologists crucial information about West Virginia’s black bear population. Hunters, be aware if you plan to bag a bear—one regulation has more teeth than it used to. State bear hunting regulations require hunters to extract and submit a black bear’s first premolar tooth. Hunters have until January
Old-school hunters enjoying the new Mountaineer Heritage Season. In January, hunters in most states are usually home sitting by their fires, cleaning their guns, and enjoying hearty bowls of venison chili. While a good number of West Virginia hunters are doing the same, there are a few, the proud, the