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Experiencing the Outdoors;
Trout Fishing In Calhoun?
by Cory Boothe

     

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Their is a push in the county to get the Calhoun County Park ponds stocked with trout. Currently, trout fishermen from Calhoun have long drives to fish for the salmanoid trutta. The nearest trout fishing locations are Cedar Creek, Mountwood and Miletree Lake. Over 50 of West Virginia’s 55 counties are stocked with trout.

We need approximately $800 to stock the pond with trout. The Stock the Pond fund needs help from residents of Calhoun for this to happen. Last year, I applied for a community grant for this purpose, but the funds just aren’t there. This will need to be a grassroots effort from Calhoun volunteers.

If you are willing to donate, please make contributions at any Calhoun Banks location or mail to: Stock the Pond Fund, Calhoun Banks, P.O. Box 430, Grantsville, WV 26147.

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Forest lands in West Virginia are alive and well. West Virginia has more forest land than at any time during the last 50 years. With 86% in forests, Calhoun is the seventh most forested county in the state. The only counties more forested are Marshall, McDowell, Pocahontas, Randolph, Webster and Wirt.

Webster is the most forested at 93%. Berkeley and Jefferson are tied for the least forested at 44%. Even with metropolitan Charleston, Kanawha County is at 77% forested.

Yellow poplar is the most common hardwood, followed by white oak and red maple, but combined oak species represent 34% of total volume in the West Virginia woods. Yellow poplar is 15% and red maple is 9% of the forest.

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