Outdoors

Recreation Events

February 13, 2017

5K
Shenandoah Valley Runners will host a Lose Your Shirt and Shoes 5K at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Skyline

Gerald Almy: Fishing for giant stripers in Atlantic

Gerald Almy

February 13, 2017

To lots of people, fishing means sunny days, cold drinks, and shirtsleeve weather. But the reality is, some of the most rewarding angling takes place in the dead of winter and early spring when temperatures hover in the 40s and cold winds and gray clouds are the norm.

Gerald Almy: Niagara River great fishing destination

Gerald Almy

February 2, 2017

Chunks of ice, some as big as a car, floated in the 32-degree river as we slipped away from the dock and began our winter angling adventure. Well, for me it was an adventure. For my fishing partner, guide Joe Cinelli, and his brother Chris, it was just another day at the office. Both are outfitters on the Niagara River, one of the best fishing holes in the entire world.

Recreation Calendar

January 30, 2017

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

Gerald Almy: Outdoor shows opens Saturday

Gerald Almy

January 30, 2017

Every year in February the largest sporting show in the world is held in nearby Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the Farm Show Complex. And every year the management of the National Rifle Association, sponsor of the massive outdoor show, holds its breath that no blizzards will strike and curtail attendance.

Tips for late season grouse hunting

Gerald Almy

January 23, 2017

With deer seasons finished for the year, there’s one sport that still draws diehard hunters to the woods no matter how cold the air and how deep the snow – grouse hunting. It’s hard to think of a better way to conquer the monotony of gray winter days than walking through the woods seeking out this feathered brown and black quarry.

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 16, 2017

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

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:
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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.