Cumberland Times-News

Outdoors

Outdoors
  • Number of Md. bear hunting permits increases from 380 to 450

    The Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service will increase the number of bear hunting permits this year, boosting that tally to 450.
    There were 380 permits for the 2013 hunt.

    June 28, 2014

  • Observatory deer hunt scheduled in W.Va.

    Hunters can apply for a controlled deer hunt at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory site in Green Bank.

    June 28, 2014

  • Bear bothers boy’s birthday bash

    A black bear with a sweet tooth crashed a little kid’s birthday party recently. Literally.

    June 28, 2014

  • Recent spike in road-killed bears

    Six more bears have died on Maryland roadways, bringing the road-kill total to 12 this year.

    June 28, 2014

  • Hiccup cure you may find hard to swallow

    Let’s give a cheer for one of the things in the human experience that the scientific researchers haven’t fully figured out yet: how to cure hiccups! Somehow it kind of restores your faith in the world, doesn’t it?
    But don’t think they haven’t tried.

    June 28, 2014

  • Dan’s Mountain WMA road project enters final phase Dan’s Mountain WMA road project enters final phase

    And now ... Phase 2.
    Phase 1 of the Dan’s Mountain Wildlife Management Area’s road construction was completed a couple years back, extending a good, graveled road 1.5 miles uphill from the public campground alongside U.S. Route 220 in the Rawlings area.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bears shot, killed

    The number of bears to be struck and killed on Maryland highways has risen to nine this year.

    June 21, 2014

  • Big Fish

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has recognized these anglers for catching trophy fish.

    June 21, 2014

  • Count the ways Count the ways

    Of the 3,325 gobblers harvested in Maryland during the recent season, 3,203 or 96.3 percent were bagged via shotgun. Bowhunters using vertical bows accounted for 83 gobblers, 2.5 percent of the take. The remainder of the kill, 39 birds (1.2 percent), were tagged by crossbow users, according to Bob Long, turkey biologist for the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service.
     

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pope-Young OKs lighted nocks, mounted cameras

    CHATFIELD, Minn. — As a result of changes to the Pope & Young Club's bylaws that passed a vote of the Board of Directors and were ratified by the voting membership, standard lighted nocks and bow-mounted cameras will be exempted from a rule disqualifying the use of electronics attached to a bow.

    June 21, 2014