Turkey season opened this week. A thoughtful hint
is to hunt all day. Birds often become active again in mid-morning,
after the hens have moved off from their early morning rendezvous.
On opening day, that was my strategy to take a
Nicholas County thunderchicken that sported a nine-inch beard. Early
morning was uneventful for me, but around 10 a.m., I found my gobbler
all alone, lonesome, and easily responding to my sly calls.
Youth Day at Calhoun County Park will be Sunday,
May 1. Children under eight will fish from 10 to 11 a.m.; ages eight to
10, 11 a.m. to noon; ages 10 to 12, noon to 1 p.m.; ages 12 to 14, 1 to
2 p.m.; and ages 14 to 17, 2 to 3 p.m.; and after that any adult may
fish. There is a one pole limit, with bank fishing only. Adults may
assist, but not fish while youths are fishing. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. All West Virginia game laws apply. Anyone 15 or
older will need a trout stamp to fish for trout.
Volunteers are needed. Contact me at
will not be able to attend, as I have job requirements. I feel that it
is a proud day in Calhoun County to once again be fishing for trout
within its boundaries.