West Virginia

Two duck hunters wait in flooded timber while duck hunting.
Duck Hunting Tactics for Low-Action States

Not every state is equal when it comes to duck hunting. Explore these tactics if…

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
Filling in the Gaps: The Rural Forest Markets Act Would Aid Private Forest Owners, Woodland Upland Birds

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena, providing funds for…

A Wirehaired pointing Griffon watches his owner handle a ruffed grouse.
Dogs and Ticks: A Guide to Preventative Care and Treatment of Disease and Illness

As ticks and related diseases and illnesses are becoming more prevalent, know how to protect…

#128 | Perspectives on Being an Artist, Grouse Hunting and Bird Dogs with Amanda Ballengee

A journey into grouse hunting, bird dogs and art with West Virginia upland hunter Amanda…

Amanda Ballengee's hunting dog a Weimaraner
Perspectives – A West Virginia Hunting Film

In the mountains of West Virginia, in the covers of ruffed grouse and woodcock journey…

A bird hunter holds a woodcock and a shotgun
A Guide to American Woodcock Hunting

Woodcock may be one of the greatest game birds to pursue for those interested in…

Woodcock splash on downed leaves in a prime habitat.
Woodcock Splash or Chalk – Identifying Woodcock Droppings

Learn how to identify woodcock splash or sometimes referred to as chalk as a identifier…

Amanda and her husband overlook the West Virginia mountains
West Virginia Grouse and Woodcock Hunting and Other Small Game

Down country roads, mountain ridges, and river valleys you’ll find people bird hunting in the…

A group of hunters walk into woodcock habitat
Targeting Worms with GIS Soil Data to find Woodcock Habitat

A Connecticut woodsman tests theories of targeting worms for good Woodcock habitat If I could…

A bird hunter walks through woodcock habitat.
How to Identify American Woodcock Habitat

Where and How to Find American Woodcock Habitat Throughout the Country The American woodcock shares…

A wilson's Snipe looking for food in a marsh.
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) – An Upland Game Bird Profile

The Wilson’s Snipe is a real and worthy pursuit (Gallinago delicata). Perhaps no other bird…

An American Woodcock looks for worms on a young forest floor.
The American Woodcock Profile – Scolopax minor

A look at the migratory game bird of known for its many names the American…

Walt Lesser hunts woodcock with his Ryman Setter at "the gates" in West Virginia.
Walter Lesser—The Real Ryman Setter

Walter Lesser is a legend of upland culture and wildlife conservation. Over fifty years of…