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Free workshop Monday in Blacksburg about protecting, enjoying the outdoors

Back Country Ski and Sport in Blacksburg is hosting a Leave No Trace Workshop on Monday.

State obtains land in McDowell County for elk restoration

The Division of Natural Resources has obtained 4,300 acres in McDowell County for an elk restoration program.


Virginia bans use of deer urine attractants in hunting

A regulation that goes into effect Wednesday makes it illegal for hunters to possess or use the substance.

New fishing pier added at Rural Retreat Lake

The new pier is on the southern shore of the lake is around 1,000 from the dam.


17-year-old may have set national record with massive fish at Rural Retreat Lake

If the 52.5-inch measurement is correct, it will be the largest documented grass carp in the entire country. According to, the current largest grass carp was caught at West Virginia’s Warden Lake in 2005 and measured 50.75 inches.

Land donation for New River Trail State Park

Reclamation of former mine site to create mountain bike trails in Pulaski County

The reclamation of a former mining site in Pulaski County will create new mountain bike trails for the New River Trail State Park.

Roanoke Mountain Adventures

Full-service outfitter opens in Roanoke

Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full-service outfitter for a variety of outdoor activities. The business opened Wednesday morning in The River House, near Wasena Park and the Roanoke River Greenway.

High rates of fish deaths, disease found in South Fork

State biologists found high rates of fish mortality and disease in a tributary of the Shenandoah River in 2014.

PART 5: Local hunters turning passion into fame with Red Rising

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