Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As slightly lower temperatures beckon anglers of all stripes over the coming days, bass fishermen have asked if there's a problem in the upper tidal Potomac River regarding the apparent disappearance of submersed aquatic vegetation (SAVs) — the fish-hiding weed beds that are a necessary part of a bass hunter's day.
"Everybody complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it," a tongue-in-cheek Mark Twain said long, long ago. The sad fact is that our area's anglers would love to change the weather, but, alas, they can't.
Biologists say a sick bat found in a park in Chesterfield has tested positive for a disease that has killed more than 1 million bats since 2006.
RICHMOND (AP) — It took three tranquilizer darts, a beanbag gun and a pepper-ball gun to bring down a black bear running through Roanoke, police and game officials close on its tail.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A popular gathering place for recreational boaters on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River is now off-limits.
By the coming fall, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to have a plan to address growing concerns from users of hunting dogs and complaints by property owners regarding the running of hounds across their lands. The result could have a devastating effect on dog owners but also could bring relief to landowners who have had to watch helplessly as strange dogs entered their properties, urged on by various hunting parties.