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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From flying to dehydrating: Duck breast makes for tasty jerky

There’s something different about wild duck and how it tastes. It’s gamey, slightly tastes like liver and incredibly overwhelming if it’s not cooked right. That’s why duck makes wonderful jerky. If it sits in the right marinade for at least a day, the overpowering taste tends to die away and gives way to the spices and juice it’s been soaking in.  Now two batches in, … Continue reading From flying to dehydrating: Duck breast makes for tasty jerky

PERSPECTIVE: Ethical argument surrounding West Virginia teen killing piebald deer needs an injection of morality

There’s been a lot of controversy around Spring Hill Mountain in Kanawha County, W.Va., in the last week surrounding a young man — a 17-year-old to be exact — and a piebald deer.

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