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2015 Mast Survey

  The 2015 mast survey conducted by the WVDNR is out and it found that the oaks didn’t produce very many acorns this year. The beech, hickory, and walnut trees were the big producers this year. Soft masts like apple and grape produced plenty of fruit this year but black cherry was down. Squirrel hunters should concentrate on the hickory stands More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

April Showers

Well if the old saying “April showers will bring May flowers” is true, we should have plenty blooming next month. There definitely hasn’t been a shortage of rain so far this spring. Driving along our backroads More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Wild Turkey

It’s that time of the year where everything wakes up and comes back to life. The trees and wildflowers are blooming providing a colorful landscape once again. Various shades of green are taking over the dull drab More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Spring is Near

The weather has broken and the snow has melted with warmer temperatures. Daylight savings time has already caused us to spring forward with an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. The Spring Equinox is this week More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Winter Woods

With snow piled up over the knees through the end of February I thought it would be appropriate to write about the winter woods this week. It’s amazing how different the landscape looks with a covering of snow. More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Flushing Grouse

I have to say I’ve been enjoying the weather this winter with the few nice days we’ve had before the snow and cold decided to return. Sure its winter and you expect snow and cold but it’s nice to have a day More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


With late season hunting opportunities still in season, I decided that this week I’d talk about the raccoon. This masked critter has a reputation of raiding garbage cans and farmers’ gardens. They were an important More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Elusive Fisher

This week I decided to write about an elusive critter that roams our mountains but is seldom seen, the fisher. I’ve never laid eyes on one myself but just a few weeks ago I captured a blurry picture on my trail More...