West Virginia’s only wounded game tracking business has incredible first year, sets big goals for Year 2

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – It didn’t take long for Shon Butler and his girlfriend Chrissy Lemasters from building the first – and only, thus far – licensed tracking business in West Virginia. Once the state legislature passed House Bill 4116, amending the state code to allow hunters to utilize a leashed dog to track mortally wounded […]

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New River Gorge National Park and Preserve designation causes stir, but state leaders believe compromise will benefit all stakeholders

The $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 27 had a small piece of legislation tucked in it that will have major implications on West Virginia. That nugget was the final draft of a bill to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as our nation’s 63rd […]

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Stop consulting social media to age a whitetail buck

Another deer season is almost over, and without fail, a flood of pictures of whitetail bucks on trail camera with the question, “How old is he?” has hit my social media feed.  At the expense of sounding like a jerk, every time I see one of these pictures with the layers of guesses I can’t […]

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