Wednesday, August 15, 2018


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Significant changes made to W.Va. fall hunting regulations

DNR officials are encouraging hunters and trapper to review changes in the Fall 2018 Hunting and Trapping Guide.
Important changes to West Virginia’s fall hunting seasons are included in the new 2018-2019 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, which officials at the...

Seasons set for sora, snipe, woodcock, mourning dove, Virginia rails

Mourning Doves pair on a leafless branch in West Virginia.
West Virginia's 2018-2019 hunting season dates and bag limits for sora, woodcock, mourning dove, common snipe, and Virginia rails have been set by the...

Mothman Museum a highlight of Point Pleasant visit

The Silver Memorial Bridge spans the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Mason County.
The weather was turning cold in mid-November 1966 when stories of a strange creature began to scatter like autumn leaves across West Virginia. Men...

Abundant W.Va. land holds promise for agricultural prosperity

Hilllsboro, WV, is located in the Little Levels of the Greenbrier Valley in southern Pocahontas County.
West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. To ensure this...

Berkeley Springs among Sibray’s list of top day-trip destinations

Waders soak in a pools a Berkeley Springs State Park in Bath, West Virginia.
Of all the wondrous healing springs in West Virginia, no other enjoys quite the pedigree that Berkeley Springs can claim, which is why it's...

WVExplorer publishes first series video featuring W.Va. monsters

Al Clark interviews David Sibray regarding the Snarly Yowl, one of five legendary monsters alleged to haunt the West Virginia hills.video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOx4xihj2O8 WVExplorer.com has published the first of five videos that discuss the backstories for legendary monsters apparently featured in the soon-to-be-released video game Fallout 76. According...

Mapping Fallout 76: Cranberry Bog

The Fallout 76 map of Cranberry Bog appears to be located in southeastern West Virginia.
(Editor's Note: The second part of John Barton's exploration of the Fallout 76 map of West Virginia begins here with an investigation of what...

Upper New River in Va. offers plenty of rapids, too

Kayakers rest between rapids on the New River in Virginia.
One of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River courses more than 300 miles through North Carolina, Virginia, and, perhaps most famously,...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

Fountains, kissing bridge highlight 219 near Snowshoe

Sharp's Kissing Bridge spans a run along on U.S. 219.
I travel Route 219 through West Virginia a lot — mostly through the southern part of the state, but on occasion I travel north....

Irish Bowling tourney brings record high-rated players to W.Va.

The W.Va. Irish Road Bowling Association will host the ancient sport's regional championship August 3-5 at Blackwater Falls State Park, attracting more highly rated...

DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for display

A family visits the National Hunting and Fishing Day display in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for its big buck and trophy fish display...

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