The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the second segment of the muzzleloader deer hunting season will open Dec. 21 and run through Jan. 4.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host an online information session from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to solicit public input regarding the development of a work plan for the second phase of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund. The fund is providing $1 mi…

When Maryland wildlife specialists set the Canada goose season they have two things to think about. They have the migratory Canada geese and the resident Canada geese.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Army veteran Kyle Chanitz spent two and a half years deployed in Afghanistan, where he saw intense fighting and suffered concussions that led to seizures. When he returned to the U.S., he started taking college classes, but then dropped out to follow the jam band Phish ar…

CUMBERLAND — The number of bears to have died on Maryland roads, or because of mange, this year has risen to 69, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel says the state’s 2019 archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar will open Sept. 28 and run through Dec. 31.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will stock thousands of brown, golden, and rainbow trout in several creeks, lakes, and rivers starting in early October. The majority of this year’s trout stocking come from the department’s Albert Powell Hatchery near Hagerstown. 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the September teal-only hunting season will be open from Sept. 16 through 30. Shooting hours are one half-hour before sunrise to sunset, the daily bag limit is six teal (blue or green-winged), and the possession limit for teal is th…

September is an exciting month for those who love the outdoors and fishing is usually at the top of the list. Mild late summer weather is providing exciting fishing opportunities across the Maryland landscape from the western mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. In the Chesapeake Bay, we have re…

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 6, and continues through Jan. 31, 2020. 

Now that Labor Day activities are behind us, anglers can focus on fishing more with family and friends. Cooler weather will begin to show its face and Maryland waters will begin to shake off the summer heat. Fishing for Spanish mackerel has been very popular in the bay.On Sept. 5, there will…

HARRISBURG, Pa. — September’s arrival ended the Pennsylvania Game Commission survey on wild turkey sightings, but participants can report their July and August sightings through Sept. 6.

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host an online information session from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to solicit public input regarding the development of a work plan for the second phase of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund. The fund is providing $1 mi…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Montana are marshaling their resources and enlisting the public’s help to keep encroaching feral hogs from Canada at bay with a program called “Squeal on Pigs.”

When Maryland wildlife specialists set the Canada goose season they have two things to think about. They have the migratory Canada geese and the resident Canada geese.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Army veteran Kyle Chanitz spent two and a half years deployed in Afghanistan, where he saw intense fighting and suffered concussions that led to seizures. When he returned to the U.S., he started taking college classes, but then dropped out to follow the jam band Phish ar…

CUMBERLAND — The number of bears to have died on Maryland roads, or because of mange, this year has risen to 69, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel says the state’s 2019 archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar will open Sept. 28 and run through Dec. 31.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will stock thousands of brown, golden, and rainbow trout in several creeks, lakes, and rivers starting in early October. The majority of this year’s trout stocking come from the department’s Albert Powell Hatchery near Hagerstown. 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the September teal-only hunting season will be open from Sept. 16 through 30. Shooting hours are one half-hour before sunrise to sunset, the daily bag limit is six teal (blue or green-winged), and the possession limit for teal is th…

September is an exciting month for those who love the outdoors and fishing is usually at the top of the list. Mild late summer weather is providing exciting fishing opportunities across the Maryland landscape from the western mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. In the Chesapeake Bay, we have re…

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 6, and continues through Jan. 31, 2020. 

Now that Labor Day activities are behind us, anglers can focus on fishing more with family and friends. Cooler weather will begin to show its face and Maryland waters will begin to shake off the summer heat. Fishing for Spanish mackerel has been very popular in the bay.On Sept. 5, there will…

HARRISBURG, Pa. — September’s arrival ended the Pennsylvania Game Commission survey on wild turkey sightings, but participants can report their July and August sightings through Sept. 6.

Ashlie Brill, Ridgeley, West Virginia, landed this smallmouth bass in mid-August while fishing in the South Branch of the Potomac River near Milleson's Mill. The fish, which Brill estimated to be about 3 pounds, struck a minnow swim bait.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the state’s 2019-2020 migratory game bird hunting seasons.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2019 black bear hunt lottery. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the five-day hunting season, taking place Oct. 21-25 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties. The department…

FROSTBURG — A Youth Claybird Shooting Clinic, sponsored by Big Savage Sportsmen’s Club and the Western Maryland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will be held at the Frostburg Rifle Range on July 27. 

Despite recent heavy rains, most of the western Maryland creeks and streams are in good shape for trout fishing. There are plenty of hatches occurring and terrestrial insects are more common now. Watch for swarms of flying ants and be prepared with small ant-pattern flies this time of the ye…

FRANKFORT, KY. (AP) — Deer hunters in Kentucky are getting a longer crossbow season, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31.

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Police rescued an Indiana woman after three deer crashed through a window, trapping her inside her apartment with the skittish animals.

HARRISBURG, PA - Since last year, 123 additional free-ranging deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania, and Disease Management Areas 2 and 3 have been expanded again as a result of new cases.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is expanding its popular loaner tackle program to Rocky Gap State Park, offering park patrons free use of fishing gear and tackle. Eight youth-sized fishing rods have been refurbished and several tackle boxes have been donated to help promote yout…

In Western Maryland, fishing at Deep Creek Lake is beginning to take on a typical summer mode of opportunities. Largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found under or near floating docks. Largemouth bass can be also found back in the shallower coves under grass or fallen treetops, smallmouth b…

Maryland hunters reported harvesting 4,002 wild turkeys during the 2019 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today. This year’s harvest was the second-highest on record, and reflects a 4% increase compared to the 2018 harvest o…

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites anglers to experience the state’s myriad waterways during license-free fishing days on June 1 and 8 and July 4. 

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Obituaries

SMOCK, Pa. - Thomas Gordon Cope, 78, of Smock, formerly of Cumberland, died Thursday at home. Visitation at Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.

RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Mary Jo (Mulligan) Metzger, 81, of Ridgeley, died Friday at home. Visitation at Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment MSVC Rocky Gap.

ROMNEY, W.Va. - Betty L. Flanagan, 92, Romney, died Dec. 11, 2019. Visitation at Smith Funeral Home, Burlington, Monday, Dec. 16 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.