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…

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…

CUMBERLAND — Kelly Zimmerman said he was roughly 70 miles from the Cape Cod coast when he and two other fishermen got some “mind-blowing” company.

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.

So far this year, 18 black bears have died in western Maryland, according to information provided by the state's Wildlife & Heritage Service.

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

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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.

CUMBERLAND — Many years ago, Carrie Layton wore camo to kindergarten so she could be ready to hit the woods with her dad after school. 

Fishing for walleye continues to be excellent in the upper Potomac River. The walleye are very active and river levels are good.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is gearing up to release more than 300,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout throughout the state during its annual spring trout stocking.  

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A state record yellow perch was caught by Clinton Mills of Ravenswood, West Virginia, on Feb. 24.

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ROMNEY, W.Va. - Viola Ansley Combs, 87, of Romney, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Friends will be received at Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, on Monday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. Visit www.shafferfuneral.com for c…