I’m concered about what the preliminary whitetail deer harvest numbers are going to show in West Virginia. Since 2008, the Mountain State has seen a steady decrease in harvested deer – something I’ve touched on before – and after speaking to fellow hunters since bowseason opened in September, I have a gut feeling that trend is continuing.
Several factors play into this, but I’d like to touch on two that I think are the most important.
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Planning trips to go hunting or fishing just to come up short is nothing less than disappointing. Not all of us are lucky enough to have plenty of acres or a body of water out of our backdoor that we can walk out into in search of whatever our hearts desire that day. But one thing that I think all hunters and anglers share is … Continue reading PERSPECTIVE: There’s more to hunting and fishing than just the yield
SMITHSBURG, Md. – It’s crazy to think that an area four hours from your normal hunting spot would breed different quirks in the same animal, but that seemed to be the case when scoping out squirrels in the hills of western Maryland.
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