Outdoors

Gerald Almy: Fishing schools, shows on tap

Gerald Almy

January 16, 2017

Yes, hunting seasons are winding down. But there’s still plenty of activity available for sportsmen and women, including fishing and hunting shows and hands-on fly fishing lessons.

Recreation Calendar

January 11, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Gerald Almy: Tips for hunting late-season ringnecks

Gerald Almy

January 9, 2017

While the Shenandoah Valley does not hold a native population of ringnecks, many area sportsmen pursue these birds this time of year. They do so in several ways. Some take trips to a well-managed preserve where the birds are stocked and guided trips are offered as well as on-your-own hunts. Others make pilgrimages to states that offer native birds and hunting seasons well into January such as South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Recreation Calendar

January 2, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
Winchester Beer Mile
The Winchester Beer Mile,

Gerald Almy: ​​Best strategies for cold water largemouths

Gerald Almy

January 2, 2017

A fierce wind blew across the pewter gray waters of Lake Anna and sporadic rain stung our faces as my fishing partner and I cast our lures toward a submerged island. It was the dead of winter and the weather was atrocious. Still, we thought our chances for a big bass were higher than average.

Gerald Almy: Hunting for late season ducks

Gerald Almy

December 26, 2016

​​​​For duck hunters, there’s no season like the late season. The later in the year it gets, the more birds migrate from northern states and Canada. If you’re still in the frame of mind for hunting, ducks remain open through Jan. 29.

Hunters gallery

Steve Ramsey, of Woodstock, shot this eight-point buck on private land in Frederick County in November during muzzleloader season. Courtesy photo

December 22, 2016

Steve Ramsey, of Woodstock, shot this eight-point buck on private land in Frederick County in November during muzzleloader season. Courtesy photo

Gerald Almy: Look for fallen timber for a late buck

Gerald Almy

December 19, 2016

Sure, the major deer seasons are finished for the year. But muzzleloader, bow, and crossbow hunting are still options. And in many counties, mostly in the eastern part of the state, rifle hunting remains legal into early January.

Gerald Almy: Try these 10 tips for hunting squirrels

Gerald Almy

December 12, 2016

Even though their popularity has slipped in recent years with the rise in deer and turkey numbers, many local sportsmen still pursue gray and fox squirrels in late fall and winter. And it’s not hard to see why.

Recreation Calendar

December 5, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
Class
The Warren County Parks and Recreation

Gerald Almy: New gear unveiled for hunters

Gerald Almy

December 5, 2016

If you felt some of your hunting gear wasn’t quite up to the task this fall or maybe it simply needs replacing because it’s old, here’s a look at some new hunting products that might be of interest.

Gerald Almy: A buck on the Massanutten Range

Gerald Almy

November 22, 2016

Do you remember your first deer? This week, and next, I will tell the story of mine, taken many years ago in the woods above the cedar cabin where I lived on the banks of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River as it swept hard against the steep gray flanks of the Massanutten Mountain Range. It was my third year of hunting, but I had yet to draw blood. I was still searching for that first successful hunt that would remain vividly etched in my mind decades later.

Recreation Calendar

November 21, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
5K
Shenandoah Valley Runners will hold a

Recreation Calendar

November 14, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
Turkey Trot
Page County Public Schools and

Gerald Almy: Tips on bagging a turkey this fall

Gerald Almy

November 14, 2016

Mention wild turkeys and most sportsmen think of spring hunting and the challenge of calling in a wary gobbler. But if you want some exciting hunting before spring, try going after the big black and brown birds this fall and winter.

Recreation Calendar

November 9, 2016

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
5K
The Shenandoah Valley Girls on the