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West Virginia Wild: DNR Director Frank Jezioro's Column



West Virginia WILD

Be sure to read West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro’s entertaining stories and observations about hunting, fishing, and other outdoors activities every month in West Virginia Wild.

Grouse Hunting

Grouse Hunting

For the grouse hunter, January is a prime time to be out in the mountains searching for the king of game birds, the ruffed grouse.

Bear Hunting

Bear Hunting

Probably nothing in the hunting world holds as much allure as the black bear. While everyone gets excited about the sighting of a nice buck, the sight of a bear brings on passion like no other animal in the West Virginia woods.

Deer Hunting

Deer Hunting

Changes in the deer herd populations and the locations of these herds have drastically changed the deer hunting traditions.

Squirrel Hunting

Squirrel Hunting

The true hunting season for most West Virginia hunters will kick off in October. That’s when the fall turkey, deer and bear archery seasons will open, as well those for squirrel and grouse.

Dove Hunting

Doves and Waterfowl Usher in Fall Hunting Season

For many years the first day of September has been the traditional opening of dove season across a wide swath of the United States. For such a small bird, dove hunting, or better phrased, dove shooting, is a major event.

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