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2013 Mast Survey

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has released their findings for the 2013 mast survey and they’re calling it the year of the beech.  According to the survey, “this year’s index for beech was the third highest since the mast survey started in 1971.”  Hickory and walnut both increased by 50% and also produced a good crop More...

by Clint Nichols | Published 9 months ago
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Bow Season is Here

For many diehard West Virginia archery hunters, September 28 has been marked on the calendars since the beginning of the year and finally the long wait is over.  This past Saturday thousands of camo covered bow More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Fishing the New River

There’s no doubt that the mighty New River is one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the country and it only takes one time fishing it to see why. However, it’s fished a little different this year due to all More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The Beaverhead, Madison and Gallatin Rivers

Last week we were roaming around the Rocky Mountains near Dillon, Montana.  We spent two days floating the Beaverhead River which can best be described as non-stop big fish catching action.  Tara and I have grown More...

Trout caught in Bitterroot River, Montana
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Big Sky, Montana

  Trout caught in Bitterroot River, Montana The west has a certain draw to me where I yearn to get back to the Rocky Mountains year after year. The cool running mountain rivers are thriving with healthy wild More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Bucks in Velvet

It’s hard to believe that another hunting season begins the end of next month.  Summer is a good time to get out and observe wildlife especially the little ones.  It’s also a good time to see what kind of More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

More Rain, Muddy Water and Big Brown Trout

It’s been a wet, rainy summer so far in the West Virginia mountains.  The forecast for this week is calling for a drying period with the heat and humidity finally making an appearance.  On the news the weatherman More...

By admin On Monday, July 15th, 2013

July in West Virginia

It’s July in the West Virginia Mountains which brings vibrant orange tiger lilies, blooming rhododendron, and of course fireworks.  Usually the heat and humidity is in full force, but so far the weather has been More...