Gerald Almy: Bolder tactics pay off for toms
April 27, 2015
When seeking out early-season turkeys, I’m a firm believer in the subtle, low-key approach to calling. But when a few weeks go by and you still haven’t lured in a tom with soft calling, it may be time to shake things up a bit and get bolder.
Craig Murto: Satterlee dominates Hagerstown
April 22, 2015
Gregg Satterlee dominated the “Salute to a Champion, Rodney Franklin” race at Hagerstown (Maryland) Speedway on Saturday night.
Gerald Almy: Mineral licks help herd’s health
April 20, 2015
Deer seasons won’t open for nearly six months, but there are lots of habitat alterations you can make that will improve the health of the whitetail herd in your area. Some projects you can do include planting edges between woods and fields with shrubs, fertilizing native wildlife foods to boost their production, creating small ponds to collect water during dry spells and putting in food plots.
Craig Murto: Sprints provide affordable racing
April 15, 2015
Many people want to get into racing, but have a hard time discovering an affordable series in which to participate.
Gerald Almy: Fall turkey harvest drops
April 13, 2015
Hunters in Virginia certainly experienced a mixed bag last year. The deer harvested dropped dramatically, falling some 22 percent. But the black bear kill set a new record. The 2014 fall turkey harvest continued that mixed picture with a harvest that fell 44 percent from the 2013 season.
Craig Murto: Formula E hopes to create spark
April 8, 2015
Nelson Piquet Jr. became the sixth different driver to win in six FIA Formula E races when he won last weekend on the streets of Long Beach, California.
Gerald Almy: Va. bear hunting record broken
April 6, 2015
While Virginia deer hunters were disappointed with last year’s season, the state’s bear hunters couldn’t be happier with their harvest tallies.
Craig Murto: CARS Tour winner for fans
April 1, 2015
The first event of the newly created CARS Tour for Late Model Stock Cars and Super Late Models proved to be a winner.
Gerald Almy: Looking for shed deer antlers
March 30, 2015
Lace up your hiking boots. It’s time to start searching for shed deer antlers. And while you’re at it, you’ll be getting yourself in shape for the coming turkey season
Craig Murto: Eldora founder was a legend
March 25, 2015
Earl Baltes died Monday morning at the age of 93.
Gerald Almy: Virginia anglers haul in fewer big fish
March 23, 2015
If you took a trip to the Chesapeake Bay, Eastern Shore, or Virginia Beach last year, chances are you enjoyed some rewarding fishing, but maybe not quite as good as the previous year. That’s likely the case if you were looking for a trophy-sized catch, anyway.
Craig Murto: Daytona’s Bike Week shines
March 18, 2015
Last weekend was full of great racing, close finishes, and some real disappointment.
Gerald Almy: Va. deer harvest plummets
March 16, 2015
If you thought you were seeing fewer deer in the woods this past hunting season, you weren’t alone. Preliminary harvest
Craig Murto: NASCAR correct in Busch case
March 11, 2015
NASCAR is not always my favorite organization. They’ve built the best racing sanction in North America, but they often overreact and simply get it wrong.
Gerald Almy: Time to consider a trail camera
March 9, 2015
One of the jobs of a full-time outdoor writer is to try to keep up with the latest new developments in hunting and fishing gear. This can be fun, but it also can be a lot of work. And it’s a challenging task because of the many new innovations in technology and manufacturing that take place every year.
Craig Murto: Local racing ready to roar
March 4, 2015
The Opening Day Special at Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway is set for this Sunday and marks the beginning of the local racing season.
Gerald Almy: More tips to score a buck
March 2, 2015
Last week we began looking at the technique for scoring a buck using the Boone & Crockett system. This is the most widely used method for describing the measurements of a deer’s rack. When someone says they harvested a “130-inch buck,” this is typically the scoring system they are referring to.
Craig Murto: Plenty of drama at Daytona
February 25, 2015
NASCAR’s Daytona 500 weekend was eventful, on and off the racetrack.
The off-track drama almost eclipsed coverage of the racing
Gerald Almy: How to score a deer’s antlers
February 23, 2015
If you ever bagged a deer that had better-than-average antlers, you may have wondered what it would score. Or maybe
Craig Murto: Daytona qualifying sparks debate
February 18, 2015
Tonight’s twin 150-mile qualifying races, known as the Budweiser Duels, will determine the starting grid for Sunday’s running of the 2015 Daytona 500.