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Safety measures are imperative as hunting season approaches, even for experienced hunters

As we enter the 2021 fall hunting season, it is important for new and veteran hunters to remember that hunter safety is the first and most important step towards a successful hunt. Regardless of experience level, it is always good practice to implement simple safety steps that make a big difference. WVU Extension Service Wildlife Specialist Sheldon Owen wants hunters to know that they can have fun while also making sure safety comes first.

WVU experts encourage safety and training to help reduce ATV accidents, deaths

All-terrain vehicles are a common sight in West Virginia. Many of the state’s residents use the vehicles to head into the woods for leaf peeping, hunting and other activities. West Virginia University Extension Service experts David Snively and Haley Rosson remind people to always keep safety and proper training in mind when using ATVs.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day would dispel stereotypes, promote social justice, WVU expert says

Changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a way to acknowledge the first people to live in the land that is now the U.S. More than a dozen states and nearly 150 cities, including Columbus, Ohio, commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a time to help educate, end negative stereotypes and counter centuries of cultural erasure, according to Bonnie Brown, Native American Studies Coordinator at West Virginia University.