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This thing we do, hunting deer and sometimes taking deer with a bow and an arrow, is one of the more amazing chapters each of us can write in our personal hook-and-bullet biographies.

CINCINNATI — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Prompted by a growing population of black bears, the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service has bumped up the number of bruin hunting permits for the upcoming season in October.

GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — During the two-month closure of Southern West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trails over COVID-19 concerns, operators of businesses catering to trail riders wondered when, or even if, the trail system would be allowed to reopen for the year.

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds all anglers that under Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order, recreational fishing and boating are prohibited activities. 

If you’re the type whose heart races with excitement at the sound of a gobble at daybreak, or the sight of a large fan of feathers in a distant field, you’re just weeks away from an annual rite of spring.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, a tall, skinny teenager stepped in front of a crowd at Milton’s inaugural West Virginia Pumpkin Festival and, with bow and arrow, shot targets tossed into the air.

More than 4,000 children and young adults will have the opportunity to catch their first taste of fishing thanks to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and partner organizations throughout the state.

ANNAPOLS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2020-2022 hunting and trapping seasons. Included in the proposals are concepts related to the 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Seasons.

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This thing we do, hunting deer and sometimes taking deer with a bow and an arrow, is one of the more amazing chapters each of us can write in our personal hook-and-bullet biographies.

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CINCINNATI — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Prompted by a growing population of black bears, the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service has bumped up the number of bruin hunting permits for the upcoming season in October.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission has extended the comment period on proposed changes to the annual bag limit for antlered bucks and delayed its decision until August so hunters have more time to submit comments.

GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — During the two-month closure of Southern West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trails over COVID-19 concerns, operators of businesses catering to trail riders wondered when, or even if, the trail system would be allowed to reopen for the year.

Sammy Eash and I last hunted together on the opening day of the 2018 deer rifle season in West Virginia when each of us killed bucks, yet we have hunted together often since then, especially during the past two spring gobbler seasons, even though he lives in Pennsylvania and I live in Almost…

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The table attached to the chair in the author's blind was destroyed by a bear that also mangled the pop-up tend in which it sat. Tracks and a trail camera revealed the perpetrator to be a substantial bruin.

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds all anglers that under Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order, recreational fishing and boating are prohibited activities. 

If you’re the type whose heart races with excitement at the sound of a gobble at daybreak, or the sight of a large fan of feathers in a distant field, you’re just weeks away from an annual rite of spring.

More than 4,000 children and young adults will have the opportunity to catch their first taste of fishing thanks to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and partner organizations throughout the state.

ANNAPOLS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2020-2022 hunting and trapping seasons. Included in the proposals are concepts related to the 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Seasons.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Department of Natural Resources said anglers should expect trout stocked in state waterways during the winter months to be smaller than usual.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state length records for grass carp and blue catfish were broken earlier in January by two West Virginia anglers, the Division of Natural Resources said.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from January 23-25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters reported taking 27,088 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearms season. The total harvest was 14% lower than last year’s official count of 31,631.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons.

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…

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…

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.

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…