Outdoors

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Cruise-in The Helltown Cruisers will hold a free cruise-in from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Information: 540-450-7939. Car show The annual car show at the Edinburg Mill will be held from from 10 ...

Craig Murto: NASCAR president addresses start times

Brent Dewar, NASCAR's new president, addressed the issue of NASCAR starting times when pressed about it in New Hampshire. NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races have been starting later and later, with at least 13 Cup races in 2017 starting no earlier than 3 p.m. Dewar's reasoning was that it ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Splash dash The Strasburg Splash Dash will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Town Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. An awards ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. Registration is $10 for youth and ...

Gerald Almy: Factors to consider when booking outfitter

Editor's note: This is the second part of a series about planning a western hunt. Read the first part at http://tinyurl.com/y8enlga3. Many things should be considered when you begin to plan your first western big game hunt. We covered a number of these in last week’s column. Now let’s look ...

Recreation Calendar: July 15

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Bike/car show Warren County 4-H will hold a bike and car show from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the County Fairgrounds in Front Royal. Vendors, 50/50 raffle, music, and games for kids will be featured and food will ...

Gerald Almy: Planning and booking a western big game hunt

Every Eastern hunter dreams of a trip out West at some point in their lives. But the Western U.S. is a vast region with an incredible variety of game species, terrain, and habitat, and a sometimes confusing system for issuing hunting licenses to non-residents. For setting up a hunt, figuring ...

Gerald Almy: Saltwater citations falter this summer

Normally you would expect a large number of citation awards to be given out by now for trophy caliber Virginia saltwater gamefish. With a few exceptions, though, the number of fish registered by weight, when kept, or by length, when released, has been modest this year. Perhaps that has ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Highland Games The Kernstown Battlefield Association and Clan Adrenalin will host a Highland Games competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the south field. There will also be Scottish and Irish dancing all day ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Cruise In The Helltown Cruisers will hold a cruise-in from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Music provided by DJ Freddie. Information: 540-450-7939.

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:     Liberty 5K, Kids Run Shenandoah Valley Runners will hold the Liberty 5K and Kids Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. July 4 in Jim Barnett Park, Winchester. Entry fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for ...

Gerald Almy: Important micronutrients for food plots, crops

Last week we looked at some of the reasons why micronutrients and a few other lesser-known elements are important for food plots and agricultural crops as well. Here’s a rundown on eight of the most important ones that plots might need. Boron Boron is vital for both forming and ...

Gerald Almy: The importance of micronutrients for food plots

Micronutrients are vital for all life forms including humans, animals, and plants. If you grow food plots for deer and other wildlife, they also need them to grow and thrive. And when those plants have sufficient micronutrients, it also helps the deer and other animals that eat those crops and ...

Peter Brookes: Happy on the Rapp: Fishing for shad, striper

The phone alarm went off in my chest pocket exactly at 8 p.m. It was the time I agreed with myself that I was going to make my last cast, get off the rolling Rappahannock River and head home before dark. But…the bite was on fire: stripers, shad and white perch. “Just a few minutes ...

Gerald Almy: Fly fishing for panfish

Dogwoods bloomed along the river’s edge and wood ducks squealed plaintively as the olive johnboat drifted too close for comfort. A squirrel barked angrily from a white oak and the muted sound of a gobbler drifted down from a nearby ridge. It was easy for our eyes to roam from their casting ...

Craig Murto: The racing has been fantastic

It boggles my mind that crowds and TV ratings are down at racing events this season, as the racing has been fantastic. Take NASCAR, for example. Did anybody expect on Lap 350 that Jimmie Johnson would win the race in Dover, Delaware, and tie Cale Yarborough with 83 Cup wins? Now that the cars ...

Gerald Almy: Sunn hemp great new food plot seed

For summer food for wildlife you can’t go wrong by growing soybeans. What the deer don’t eat, you can sell as a valuable cash crop when the beans ripen, or leave on the ground as a late-season attraction for all forms of wildlife when the snows fall. But if you’re looking for something ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Baseball The Winchester Royals Baseball Team will play today and Sunday at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. Admission is free. Information: 540-662-4466. Pattern Classic The ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Tournament June 10 is the deadline to register to enter the Warren Wildcat Athletic Association at Warren County High School’s Gold Tournament on June 16 at Bowling Green Country Club. There will be a 9 ...

Gerald Almy: Use clouds, wind to predict weather

Both clouds and winds can be important tools for the sportsman in predicting the weather and how it will influence your chances of catching fish or harvesting game. Use wind speed, direction and consistency to help you determine how a day’s weather is likely to unfold. If the wind velocity ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Loudoun Street Mile The annual Loudoun Street Mile will be held at 8 a.m. Monday on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester. Featured will be a fitness walk, open men and women, kids’ mile and a children’s 100 yard ...