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…

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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. 

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday reported that 25 white-tailed deer in Allegany and Washington counties during 2018 tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological infection found in deer and elk.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked thousands of trout May 13 and 14 including: 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will undertake restoration projects at lakes throughout Maryland under the new State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, which provides $1 million for each of the next three years to improve state-owned lakes.

The Frostburg Rifle/Pistol Range, owned by the city of Frostburg and managed by Big Savage Sportsmen’s Club and Piney Mountain Sportsmen’s Association, recently opened public use for 2019. 

FROSTBURG — Skunks can get a bit territorial when it comes to having their sex examined, Kendyl Hassler said and laughed. She followed that statement by listing ingredients in a chemical cocktail that reduces, well, skunk funk.