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Outdoors

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Triathlon/Duathlon The Luray International Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 18-19, respectively, at Lake Arrowhead. Information: www.luraytriathlon.com.  

Peter Brookes: Precision pistol proves to be a pleasure

It was somewhat like putting a Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in the hands of a student driver. Yes, that was pretty much me when Mark Budgeon, the air and sport pistol coach at the Arlington-Fairfax chapter of the Izaak Walton League, handed me a Pardini .22-caliber sport pistol recently. ...

Craig Murto: Stay in the Game, Part 1

Racing is a sport that can send you soaring to the highest of highs, but also sink you to the lowest of lows; when your luck is bad, how do you stay in the game? We asked a number of racers before the 2018 running of the Easter Bunny 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race at Hickory ...

Gerald Almy: Creating habitat offers many benefits to wildlife

This is Part II of a series on types of cover you can add to a property to improve its value for wildlife. These tips can improve the habitat on any piece of land ranging from a quarter-acre to hundreds of acres. They can also improve your hunting success. Annual cover crops: Planting species ...

Gerald Almy: Cover is most important for helping wildlife

Sure, establishing and working on food plots is a great project for benefiting wildlife. Many people also consider it the most enjoyable habitat work. Watching crops grow from tiny seeds into lush green plots that deer, turkeys, and other wild animals feed on, knowing how much value the protein ...

Gerald Almy: For exciting topwater action, try rat lures

Tossing the lure toward the edge of the lily pads, I cranked slowly on the handle of the baitcast reel. After two turns, the vegetation exploded as a 5- pound largemouth broke through the “salad” and hammered the soft lure shimmying across the surface. After a brawling fight, I worked the ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Full moon hike The White House Farm Foundation will host a full moon hike from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 27 at 1917 Kauffmans Mill Road, Luray. Registration: email canderson@whfarmfoundation.org.  

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Summer Lovin’ 5k Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host a Summer Lovin’ 5k Trail Race from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Roots and Rocks Adventures will host a “Grease”-themed dance party with a runner’s ...

Gerald Almy: Outdoor Sportstman Show is Aug. 10-12

With hunting seasons fast approaching, be sure to mark your calendar for Aug. 10-12. Those are the dates for this year’s annual Outdoor Sportsman Show in Richmond. This year marks the 35th time the summer outdoor show will be held just north of the state capital off of Interstate 95. The ...

Recreation Events: July 5

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Cruise-in The Helltown Cruisers will hold a classic car cruise-in from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday near the Gazebo in Front Royal.   Splash Dash The Strasburg Splash Dash 5k and family fun run will be ...

Gerald Almy: Plant brassicas now for great fall food plots

One of the common misconceptions about food plots is that they should mostly be planted in the fall. The fact is if you want to offer the most nutrition and tonnage of forage for deer and other wildlife, many seeds need to be put in the ground over the next few weeks. One of those, in ...

Gerald Almy: Virginia’s walleye fishing opportunities

Although many people don’t know it, Virginia has superb walleye fishing. This week we’ll continue our rundown on the prime waters in the state for this gamefish, but first a quick look at the biology of walleyes might be helpful. Often called “marble eyes,” the walleye has a ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Truck/tractor pull The Clarke County Young Farmers will sponsor the Dragon Motorsports Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Front Royal. Gates open at 4 p.m. ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Great American Campout Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will participate in the Great American Campout from noon Saturday through noon Sunday. Rangers will be on hand to help set up campsites. ...

Gerald Almy: Virginia’s most overlooked sportfish

Old Dominion anglers are lucky. We have fine trout fishing, excellent smallmouth, striper and largemouth waters and a variety of tasty panfish to go after. One interesting gamefish that tends to get overlooked, however, is the walleye. Sportsmen and women in northern states or Canada would be ...

Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:   Stunt show Motorcycle stunt rider Rhett Rotten will be riding vintage motorcycles on his wooden “Wall of Death” motor drome style race track from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3:30 ...

Peter Brookes: Holiday fishing the ‘Little J’ up Pennsylvania way

I’d heard a lot about Pennsylvania fishing – mostly that it could be pretty challenging. Descriptions of its streams and rivers included worrisome words like “technical” and “pressured.” Not exactly encouraging. So you can understand my concern when guide Dan Baughman, of Little ...

Recreation Events

Golf tournament Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will host its annual CDR Jack Turley Memorial Golf Tournament June 15 at Bryce Resort. The tournament supports veteran outreach programs and community organizations. The driving range and registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. ...

Gerald Almy: Tips for fishing crankbaits

If you were forced to settle for one lure to fish with, it would be hard to top the versatile crankbait. This bait is a favorite of both novice and expert anglers alike. You can catch just about any species with them, and they’re easy to use. Simply choose the right depth offering, tie it ...

Recreation News

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held: Hike a Mile The Front Royal/Warren County Appalachian Trail Community will launch the Hike A Mile Share A Smile! coupon campaign for National Trails Day starting Saturday. Between Saturday and Sept. 29, take a selfie ...