Outdoors

Gerald Almy: Best seeds to plant for summer food plots

April 24, 2017

Perennial clover fields came up early this year thanks to the incredibly warm February weather. These fields and food plots are still thriving now, after offering whitetail deer, bears, turkey, rabbits, and waterfowl lots of good forage during March and April.

Recreation Calendar

April 17, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
5K, 1K race
Page County Public Schools

Hunting photos

April 11, 2017

Evan Bowers, 9, of Edinburg, is shown with his first turkey. It weighed 22 pounds and had a 4-inch beard. Courtesy photo by Tara Bowers

Recreation Calendar

April 11, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
5K
The annual Run/Walk for Autism sponsored

Air pistol: A sport for the great indoors

April 11, 2017

At the risk of committing hunting-fishing blasphemy in print, I confess that when winter gets a little on the cold and nasty side, I’ll sometimes think about taking good ol’ Brookes Outdoors — indoors.

Recreation Events

April 3, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
Parks/Rec
Warren County Parks and Rec will

Gerald Almy: How to avoid four common food plot mistakes

April 3, 2017

As food plot planting season arrives, there’s one step that can help your results probably more than any other: avoid making mistakes. I’m something of an expert on this topic. I have probably committed every flub-up in the book over the years when it comes to planting forages for deer.

Recreation Calendar

March 27, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
5K Walk/Run
Stonewall Jackson High School will

Gerald Almy: Shad migrating up Rappahannock River

March 27, 2017

A vivid orange sun rose above Fredericksburg as I eased into the cold, clear waters of the Rappahannock River. The air was chilly, but a thick sweater and neoprene chest waders kept me warm as I carefully eased out toward the head of a favorite pool.

Recreation Calendar

March 22, 2017

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

Gerald Almy: Exotics offer great off-season hunting

March 13, 2017

If you’re like many avid hunters, you dread seeing the end of deer season. Yes, we’re usually physically exhausted from the early morning rising, long waits on stand, and tiring stalk hunting sessions. But emotionally, it’s hard to see it come to an end.

Recreation Calendar

March 6, 2017

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
Tournament
James Madison University Softball will present

Gerald Almy: Virginia’s deer harvest plummets

March 6, 2017

After bouncing back strongly during the 2015-16 hunting season to harvest 209,197 deer, Virginia hunters this year reversed course and took home nearly 30,000 fewer animals. The preliminary kill figure for the state’s 2016-17 season is 180,121 deer. This included 89,728 antlered bucks, 12,572 button bucks (less than one year old) and 77,821 does.

Recreation Calendar

March 2, 2017

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

Craig Murto: Mixed reviews for Daytona 500

March 1, 2017

The 59th annual Daytona 500 now is in the history books, which will show that Kurt Busch took the win with a last-lap pass, only the 11th time the final lap determined the race.

Gerald Almy: Tips for upcoming fishing seasons

February 23, 2017

With the unusually warm February we’ve enjoyed, it’s hard not to think ahead about fishing. Here are some quick tips that may help you fool that wary brown trout or jumbo-sized smallmouth bass this year.

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

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.