Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Congratulations to Christian Pyles and Chad Bright, two Mason County fishermen who happened to catch state-record fish just a few miles apart on the same day.

 Sunday’s Gazette-Mail column describes how Pyles caught a record skipjack and Bright landed a record blue catfish.

‘Touchable, seeable’ improvements

Ever wonder where the money goes that you spend on that “conservation stamp” for your hunting or fishing license?

Every year, that stamp brings in an estimated $1.6 million, all of which goes toward capital improvements such as rifle ranges, boat ramps and land for public hunting and fishing.

Sunday’s Gazette-Mail feature takes a closer look at how the program has affected hunting and fishing in the Mountain State.