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Thinking outside the turkey box call
When the January wind blows snow across Cherry Ridge Road just a touch west of Mount Storm, W.Va., Denver L. Hight Jr. is likely to be seated in a comfortable chair in his reading room, taking a trip to Africa by way of a Peter Capstick book.
I hope they like deer meat
If you are like me, you pay a lot more attention to deer hunting regulations for Region A (Garrett, Allegany and part of Washington counties) than you do to those for Region B (everything else in Maryland).
Squirrels? Who cares?
The Maryland squirrel season opens Saturday. So what?
Does anybody hunt squirrels any more? Nobody I hunt with in Maryland does. Nobody I hunt with in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle does. A couple of my hunting associates in Lewis County, W.Va., still get after the gray and fox squirrels some, but not like in the old days.
W.Va. eyes bigger daily deer bag
Unless something goes very much awry in the West Virginia legislature, hunters in the Mountain State will be able to kill two deer per day during the 2013 seasons.
Arghh, mateys! Yo, ho ho!
The Major League Baseball team in Pittsburgh has, hands down, the best nickname.
It is said that the team got the name because they stole or pirated some good players away from another team, way back when. However it came about, it works.
BOW & GO
It used to be that Maryland had an extremely lengthy bow season for deer hunters.
Well... now it is lengthier.
Wildlife grasses spring forth after controlled burn in March
In March, Jim Mullan was one of the state employees who intentionally set fire to grasses on the Warrior Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Gostomski Gunsmith turns 30
“It was the absolute right choice,” said Bill Gostomski, speaking about the decision he and his wife, Virginia, made in 1982 to pull up roots in Harford County and move to the Maryland mountains with their three children.
Bear hunting quota and stuff
If you have been following the Maryland bear hunting story since 2004, your first reaction may have been “wow” when you read recently that the harvest quota for the upcoming hunt will be 80 to 110 bears.
Md. bear harvest quota, number of permits expand
In the event you somehow missed our July 21 story “Maryland’s bear numbers grow,” let me recap the basics for you.
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