The buck’s long main beam and sweeping tines seemed to glow with their own inner light on that gray, drizzly day. It was one of the most impressive racks I had seen in many years of hunting. It was definitely a large deer for Shenandoah County.

Every year manufacturers unveil their latest new products for hunters and shooters at the January S.H.O.T. (Shooting, Hunting, & Outdoor Trade) show in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting new products for the coming seasons this fall.

The Super Bowl is over, and for race fans that means it’s time for NASCAR to return to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway.

The best anglers realize that catching bass or striper or trout in one season usually requires different tactics than you’d use at a different time of year. With that in mind, this week’s column will focus on strategies that are especially productive in early season conditions.

As the International Motor Sports Association celebrated 50 years as North America’s premier professional sports car sanction, Fernando Alonso celebrated becoming only the third Formula One World Driving Champion to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Residents of the Shenandoah Valley are fortunate to have the largest outdoor sports show in the world within short driving distance. And better still, that show will soon be starting in nearby Pennsylvania. The Great American Outdoor Show takes place at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, a…

Casting toward an underwater saddle in Lake Anna, my friend and I slowly pumped our shiners back over the deep offshore structure. Feeling a fish bite, I set the hook and felt heavy throbbing on the line.

In what can only be called shocking news, it was announced last week that Johnny Sauter was dismissed from his NASCAR Truck Series ride only a month before the series heads to Daytona to start the 2019 season.

Sure, you’ll probably tie on a lure the next time you go fishing. But don’t overlook bait fishing. Done properly, this is a challenging and immensely productive way to fish for Shenandoah Valley anglers. While some people turn their nose up at fishing with bait, aficionados simply set the ho…

Instead of focusing on one subject in detail, this week we’ll cover a mixed bag of hunting and fishing tips that will help you bag or catch your quarry, whether it’s a whitetail buck, call-shy gobbler, or pot-bellied largemouth bass.

The year 2018 marked a milestone for sportsmen. November 23 was the 25th anniversary of a momentous occurrence in deer hunting history. That was the year when Canadian farmer Milo Hanson harvested a 213 5/8-inch Boone & Crockett typical whitetail, setting a new world record.

With hunting seasons winding down it’s time to take a look at some of the nearby outdoor shows for hunters, anglers, boaters and camping fans. The biggest show this winter in the Mid-Atlantic aimed at fishermen will take place just north of our state capital in mid-January called the Richmon…

Shenandoah Valley hunters don’t have classic waterfowl setups like the vast saltwater and brackish marshes sportsmen enjoy in the eastern half of the state. But you can still bag a few ducks on the waters available here in the northwestern counties. Ponds and small lakes hold birds from time…

The past couple of weeks have been an adventure on the road, adding to the road trip column of a few weeks ago.

STRASBURG – On most days, when the weather cooperates, Joe Schad is soaring through the clouds strapped into a hang glider or paraglider, taking in views of the Shenandoah Valley seen only by those brave enough to send their bodies to such heights.

As deer hunting winds down, active sportsmen and women face a dilemma. What to do that will keep you outdoors and connected to nature? You certainly can do some winter fishing. Other people spend time visiting the many outdoor shows held around this time. But that’s not really getting outdoors.

Most adults realize that when small children are present they need to watch their behavior and keep their language clean.

Joey Logano has become the 33rd driver to win the championship in NASCAR’s top division after he won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Mention the subject of wild turkeys and most sportsmen think of spring hunting and the challenge of calling in a wary gobbler. But if you want some exciting hunting before spring, try going after the big black and brown birds this fall and winter.

Race trips can be memorable for a lot of reasons, and often the most memorable incidents aren’t associated with any particular on-track action.

As fall hunting seasons swing into full gear, here’s a look at some new equipment manufacturers have unveiled, ranging from inexpensive hand-warmers to high-priced optics to great deer hunting rifles.

Joey Logano put the “chrome horn” on Martin Truex Jr. in the final corner on the last lap to take the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory at Martinsville Speedway and ensure he’ll race for the championship in a few weeks at Miami-Homestead.

Few sights are more appealing to a whitetail deer hunter than finding a section of forest with abundant acorns falling to the ground and the leaves littered with hoof prints, droppings, scrapes, and rubs. But as experienced hunters know, acorn crops can be light, spotty, or nonexistent in so…