Last week’s column looked into some of the rewards and attractions of hunting for antlers that deer have dropped in late winter. But besides the fun and internal satisfaction it provides, hunting antlers has practical benefits as well. It can also make you a better hunter. It does this by sh…

At its core, the Shenandoah Adventure Weekend held each April at the Shenandoah River State Park in Bentonville is a chance for participants to compete annually in the world of adventure racing. But as Margo Harris, Director of Marketing and Communications for Adventure Enablers, said on Tue…

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.

Colton Herta became the youngest IndyCar winner when he won the inaugural IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

Virginia has long had a reputation as a good state for whitetail deer hunting. But over the last decade the Old Dominion is also becoming known as a prime destination for black bear hunting. The state offers prime natural habitat for bears, and thanks to the contributions of hunters’ dollars…

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Gary Anderson, Director of the Virginia Game Department, said the statewide turkey harvest for last fall was 2,363 birds. That figure is just five birds less than the previous year. The harvest is considered stable and is in line with management projections for the state’s wild turkey populations.

During the recently closed deer season did you have better hunting than the year or two before, or worse? Many hunters I spoke with during and after the season experienced difficult hunting. Mature bucks seemed to be scarce or not moving during daylight hours, and even does weren’t as common…

Whitetail hunters are zealous about pinpointing the very best habitat locations that will increase their odds for harvesting a mature buck. We spring turkey hunters can also boost our success by copying this page from the deer hunter’s playbook. And with turkey season just over a month away,…

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ran its first race of the season with the new 2019 rules package, and most agree the race was more competitive than in recent years.

Last week’s column looked into some of the rewards and attractions of hunting for antlers deer have dropped in late winter. But besides the fun and internal satisfaction it provides, hunting antlers has practical benefits as well. It can also make you a better hunter. It does this by showing…

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…