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. “Deer hunting gets old and I wanted something to do that I didn’t pay … Continue reading Stubborn duck
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.Continue reading “Chincoteague's finest: Limiting out with buffleheads and hoodies”
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A journalist, orthopedic consultant, welder and deputy sheriff enter a floating blind in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay…Continue reading “Chesapeake divers”
CEARFOSS, Md. – Just south of the Pennsylvania border resting between I-81 and the Conococheague Creek is Cearfoss, Maryland – a small pocket of corn and soybean farms in the middle of Mennonite country.
You can smell it before you see it, a signal that you’re in rural America – even if a big town is just 20 minutes away. As the veil opens and you cross those cow-patty laden farm lines, you may catch sight of folks hitting the fields in search of geese.Continue reading “Skunked in Maryland’s Mennonite country in early goose season”