Saturday is the opening of squirrel season, which
continues through Jan. 31. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the
fall colors, while putting food on the table. Some of my earliest
memories of squirrel hunting involve my mother’s sweet potatoes and
Saturday, Oct. 17, is the start of big game hunting
in West Virginia. Archery season for bear, deer, and wild boar comes in.
Remember to pick up any additional stamps needed before the season
starts. To me, this is a ridiculous regulation. Many other states allow
a hunter to purchase an additional stamp after they harvest an animal,
not before the season comes in.
Remember to be safe in the woods. Wear some blaze
orange while squirrel hunting. Be positive of your target before you
pull the trigger. If you are bow hunting, wear a safety belt the moment
you start climbing.
I would love to hear stories of success while in
the field. Email them to
Note: Cory is the son of Ronzel and Karen Boothe of Russett. He is a
1996 graduate of Calhoun County High School and is a teacher at Meadow
Bridge Elementary, Fayette County. He resides near Summersville.)