MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – It’s known to most Morgantown locals but also attracts those out of the area throughout the year. Not only is it attractive that you can set up a campsite less than a mile away from the trailhead, the entire hike down the Ravens Rock trail is beautiful – especially in the first few weeks of fall.
A change is happening in the Mountain State, and it isn’t good.
West Virginia is known for a lot of poor qualities when put up against the other 49 states, but something that a lot of people aren’t talking about is the consistent decline of whitetail deer harvests. In 2008, hunters totaled 163,603 kills across the four month season. A year later, they only tallied 155,214, and in 2010 that number plummeted to 106,499, a 31.4 percent decrease. Since then, they’ve only surpassed the 140,000-mark once.
OSAGE, W.Va. – Through the rolling hills and country churches of Pursglove and Jere, well-intentioned folks don’t have many recreational opportunities when traveling down the Mason Dixon Highway. But nestled among private lands is one of West Virginia’s most beautiful and secluded wildlife management areas.