Outdoors

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

Gerald Almy

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

Gerald Almy

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

Craig Murto

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

Gerald Almy

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

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,