Stubborn duck

SMITHVILLE, W.Va. — When you think of West Virginia in terms of hunting, you typically go to whitetail deer. Or maybe your mind goes to turkey, squirrel or black bear.

Dylan Frye does, too, but he’s not focused on all of the traditional animals — he’s in the pursuit of waterfowl.

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PERSPECTIVE: Need a resolution? Introduce someone to the outdoors

Across the country, hunting and fishing license sales are declining. That’s not a new fact, but every time I hear it I feel as if I’m getting prodded by a needle. But not in a painful way — although it is an upsetting fact — yet rather in a way that encourages me to begin helping my friends experience the outdoors.

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