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

What should have been the best Formula One race of the year was absolutely ruined by one of the worst calls race officials have ever made.

If you like to fly fish for warm water species such as bass and panfish, you may well focus on large lakes like Frederick, Anna, Moomaw and Smith Mountain. But some of the best sport with the long rod for these gamefish takes place on smaller waters – farm ponds, stock tanks and tiny natural…

Kyle Busch won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Pocono (Pennsylvania) International Raceway on Sunday but it’s what will take place at the track in 2020 that is interesting.

A wide array of new products have been introduced by hunting equipment companies in recent months. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the most impressive ones that might be of interest for fall hunting seasons, arriving soon with the opening of doves and Canada geese in September.

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

Many fishermen turn to topwater lures when bass and other gamefish are feeding in shallow water. It’s certainly exciting to see a bigmouth or smallmouth slam into a chugger wobbling across the surface of a calm lake or the Shenandoah River. But sometimes fish will hang out in thin water but …

If you have perennial food plots or agricultural fields such as white clover and alfalfa, you were probably glad to see them finally green up this year. After the incredibly cold winter and early spring I was wondering if my ladino clover fields were ever going to fully emerge. That finally …

If you just want to go out and catch a few fish, it’s hard to find a better quarry than the humble sunfish. The classic “sunfish” is the bluegill. But there are several other common members of this group that local anglers can catch in ponds, lakes and rivers in or near the Shenandoah Valley…

Kyle Busch took a lot of heat on social media for something he said at Dover, Delaware, but he was absolutely correct – the cars are going too fast.

When I sat down to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race from the superspeedway at Talladega, Alabama, the first thing that impressed me was that the place was jam-packed full of spectators.

In Part I and II of this extended series we delved into a number of ways to up your odds for success in the woods during this spring’s turkey season. Here are some final insights to help you score on a longbeard during coming weeks.

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.