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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 woods of winters past. Spring in West Virginia is a wonderful time to be outdoors. It’s also the time to pursue the magnificent wild turkey. More...

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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...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

New Electronic Check in System

If you were one of the lucky hunters to get a deer this past year it will be the last time you’ll have to drive out of your way to find a check in station thanks to a new electronic check in system. According More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Rough Buck Season

I along with many of the other hunters I talked with had a rough buck season this year. It was by far the least amount of shots I can remember hearing during the first 3 days of buck season when most of the harvest More...