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Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors

Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors
  • BRIAN EYLER Fewer W. Md. fawns survive

    It’s true. Based upon a variety of monitoring techniques, what the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service calls fawn recruitment is declining.

    June 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • MIKE SAWYERS W.Va. solons to study crossbows, gobbler opener

    Committees in the West Virginia House and the Senate are going to officially study whether or not to allow general use of crossbows for deer hunting and the possibility of opening spring gobbler season one week earlier.

    June 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Sit back, be patient, wait for gobblers

    Bob Long says there are only about 11,000 of us. He ought to know.
    Long makes his living working for the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service by knowing about turkeys and turkey hunters.

    June 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Maryland has ‘secret’ trout opening days

    Don’t tell anybody about this, but there are some secret opening days of trout fishing in Almost Maryland.

    May 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Md. has greater natural resources police presence than W.Va., Pa.

    Whether you hunt and fish
    in West Virginia, Pennsylvania,
    Maryland or all three,
    I’m sure
    you have
    heard the
    lament that
    more natural
    police officers

    May 18, 2013 1 Photo


    They’ve started, you know. The gobbler seasons.
    Well, actually, one has, that being Maryland, and two will, one in West Virginia tomorrow and then another in Pennsylvania soon after that.

    April 20, 2013 8 Photos

  • MIKE SAWYERS Bill that would up cost of Md. hunting license dies

    The senators and delegates who converge on Annapolis each January and stay there for three months as they decide how we should live our lives would do well to subscribe to a portion of the Hippocratic Oath taken by physicians.

    April 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • The size of the fight in the dog The size of the fight in the dog

    At the beginning of my book, “Native Queen,” there is an author’s note in which I point out that I believe, as did my father, that there are three seasons in a year, not four.

    April 6, 2013 2 Photos

  • MIKE SAWYERS New W.Va. doe hunt works out

    The new, three-day, October, firearms hunt for antlerless deer instituted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources accounted for a harvest of 3,525 animals, according to Chris Ryan, supervisor of Game Management Services.

    March 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS W.Va. ag chief has coyote plan

    The only thing I can figure is that Walt Helmick has been watching the Diamond Jim thing unfold in Maryland during the past several years.

    March 23, 2013 1 Photo

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