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Outdoors

Gerald Almy: Hunting gobblers in fields is a great tactic

When most of us first started hunting turkeys in the Shenandoah Valley, it was basically a woods game. The stately black and brown birds were pursued deep in forests amid towering oaks. That’s just the way they were hunted. After many years of woods hunting, though, from time to time I would ...

Recreation Events April 24

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Nature challenge The State Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will host a City Nature Challenge from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Arboretum will be joining over 60 cities to compete to see who can make the most ...

Gerald Almy: New gear unveiled for hunters for 2018

​A wide variety of new gear has been unveiled for hunters at recent trade shows. Here's a rundown on some of the products that might be of interest for this coming fall, whether you plan to hunt here in the Shenandoah Valley or take a trip out West. ​Mauser M 18 ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Color Run The annual Skyline Warren Color Run 5K will be held at 9 a.m. April 28 at Skyline High School in Front Royal. The race will be a “fun” run with colorful powder being thrown on the runners. Runners are ...

Gerald Almy: Spring turkey season opens

Waiting in the early morning mist where the green wheat field nudged against the dark gray forest, I watched the trees take shape in the nascent morning light and listened. The tom’s call broke the morning silence like a rock shattering glass. Gobble! Obble! Obble! Approaching as close as I ...

Gerald Almy: Time to test soils, fertilize and prepare food plots

The coldest March in 25 years didn’t make things easy for food plot aficionados. There are not too many projects you can do when the temperature is bitter cold, the wind chill is unbearable and rain and snow spit from the sky. The periodic showers have not helped much with the area’s need ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Youth trout derby Luray Parks and Recreation will host its annual free youth trout derby from 9 a.m. to noon April 14 along the Luray Hawksbill Greenway near the Park and Ride for ages 2 to 15. There will ...

Gerald Almy: Fall turkey harvest declines

Shenandoah Valley turkey hunters have something in common with the area’s deer hunters. They seemed to be seeing fewer of their targeted quarry in the woods during the recently completed season. A total of 2,132 wild turkeys were harvested in Virginia during the 2017-18 fall season. ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Spring Stroll The White House Farm Foundation will host an early spring wildflowers and wild edibles naturalist stroll from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 1917 Kauffmans Mill Road, Luray. Participants will ...

Gerald Almy: Virginia hunters take advantage of new early bear season

Many hunters were stunned when Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries created a new early firearms bear season in 2017. A few were upset, but most thought it was a great addition and a fresh, unique hunting opportunity that would be welcomed by sportsmen. And those who complain ...

Gerald Almy: Striper fishing red hot in early spring

One of the best species for anglers to try for in spring is the freshwater striper. Stripers are cool water fish and respond well to a variety of fishing tactics in March and April. It’s important to remember, however, that stripers are nomadic fish. They may only use certain portions of a ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Lost Mountain Poetry Hike Join the Sierra Club Potomac Region Outing Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for an opportunity to recite, read or enjoy your favorite poem while enjoying the views of Lost Mountain trails ...

Gerald Almy: Strategies for catching speckled perch

The crappie goes by lots of different names among anglers. Some call them papermouths. Others dub them calico bass. One of the most common names throughout the South is speckled perch. Whatever you call them, these small white, black and silver fish are a ball to catch and delicious when fried ...

Gerald Almy: Deer harvest statistics released

Ask Shenandoah Valley deer hunters how many whitetails were harvested this past season in our area compared to the year before and chances are – at least judging from those I’ve talked to – they’ll say fewer. They’ll be right. But only by a mere nine deer for Shenandoah County. The ...

Craig Murto: Were you watching?

The Supercross motorcycle series raced in Atlanta on Saturday night, bringing its exciting "triple crown" format with them. The triple-crown format consists of three main events for each division. Using Olympic-style scoring (winner receives 1 point, second place 2points, etc.) an overall ...

Gerald Almy: Advice for catching Virginia’s abundant panfish

A variety of tackle can be used to catch panfish in Virginia’s lakes and rivers. Spinning gear, bamboo cane poles, and fly fishing tackle all work for these scrappy fish such as crappies, bluegills and, perch. Here are some of the top tactics you can use as crappies and other panfish start to ...

Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Valley Runners Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor the following races: Lose Your Shirt and Shoes 5K: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Skyline High School, Front Royal. Information: Krystal Hall, email ...

Gerald Almy: Tricks for catching more crappies

What do over 20 million anglers have in common across the country? They love catching crappies. While these black and white speckled fish are fun to catch at any time of year, they are a particularly intriguing quarry in late winter and spring. Many people wait until the redbuds bloom to head ...