Guiding America’s last frontier: A West Virginian’s journey hunting big game in Alaska

You wouldn’t guess it by just having a passing conversation with him, but Josh Compton is one of the most versed big game guides that has graced Alaska since 2007.   Compton, a resident of Harrisville, W.Va., lives a quiet life with his wife and son. He works for Dominion Energy all but two weeks out of the year when he makes his annual pilgrimage to … Continue reading Guiding America’s last frontier: A West Virginian’s journey hunting big game in Alaska

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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Chincoteague’s finest: Limiting out with buffleheads and hoodies

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. – It didn’t feel cold until the group was being taxied out to the blinds on the edges of Queen Sound Channel off Chincoteague Island. Luckily, the nearly nonstop blasts from the 12-gauges warmed us up.

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