Hunting and Fishing

A Hunting We Will Go

It’s important to remember that a new state-issued deer hunting regulation for 2017-18 deals specifically with this county: “It shall be unlawful to take a second antlered deer on private lands in Rappahannock County prior to taking at least one antlerless deer on private lands. […]

Hunting and Fishing

The buck and the tradition

Alex Kardis shot this 10-point buck on the farm of his parents, Phil and Penny Kardis, in Flint Hill. It was on the second anniversary of the passing of his grandfather, Lawrence Chadwell, of Huntly. […]

Chester Gap Column

Chester Gap column for Dec. 1

Chester Gap VFD was on hand at Huntly for the annual charity trail ride; And the VFD are hosting an event for local Relay for Life team, “Hope on the Move” on Dec. 10. Also, local youth tags once-in-a-lifetime buck. […]

Hunting and Fishing

Park to implement hunting season night closures

Shenandoah Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced this week that portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night during hunting season. He stressed its importance in reducing illegal hunting activity within the park during Virginia’s hunting season outside the park. […]

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Hunting and Fishing

Healing Waters help

On a cool Saturday morning in late April, Wakefield Country Day School students, faculty members and a parent volunteer helped with a Wounded Warriors project in Madison County, helping set up a Healing Waters Project. […]

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Hunting and Fishing

First turkey

Young Rappahannock hunter Bradley Settle, son of Lee and Ashley Settle of Castleton and Renee Settle of Chester Gap, harvested his first turkey on Youth Day for spring turkey season last month. With two beards, […]

By Roger Piantadosi/Rappahannock News
Hunting and Fishing

Happy fishing

Lewis Foster of Flint Hill shows off a big one that didn’t get away — the  6½-pound trout he caught in Front Royal’s Happy Creek last Sunday. […]

Special deer hunts at Virginia State Parks this year.
Environment/Conservation

Virginia deer harvest down 22 percent

Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), after compiling the preliminary figures for the 2014-15 fall/winter hunting season, reported significant declines in deer and turkey harvests this year. […]