Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Sharpen your broadheads; bow seasons open soon

bowhunting.jpgOne-half hour before sunrise this Saturday, West Virginia’s annual archery season for deer and bears will begin. Biologists for the state Division of Natural Resources expect it to be a good one.

Bowhunters should find bears concentrated in small pockets where acorns are relatively abundant. Deer, pushed out of the woods by an overall lack of beechnuts and acorns, will most likely be found along field edges.

My recent feature in the Sunday Gazette-Mail describes how DNR officials view the season.