Archive for April, 2009

Rapidan River in the Spring

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Rapidan River

Rapidan River

My automated Rapidan WMA Google search popped up this photo someone recently took of the Rapidan River.  I thought it as a nice shot.   The next photo in the series shows a nearby campsite.  I think this is a beautiful time of year to visit the Rapidan, not that there’s ever a bad time.

Spring Gobbler Season Opening Day on Rapidan from Huntinglife Blog

Monday, April 20th, 2009
Photo from Huntinglife.com

Photo from Huntinglife.com

There is a blogpost from Huntinglife.com on the opening day of turkey season in the Rapidan WMA.  While not Turkeys were taken, it sounds like they had a good time.

Excerpt:

Saturday was a beautiful day in the Virginia Countryside as hunters all over the state headed to the woods to chase the spring gobblers.  My usual haunts for spring gobblers were all filled up and one is being developed with new homes so we headed to the Rapidan WMA above Madison, Virginia.  Up in the hills attached to the National Park we headed in search of a really dumb gobbler.  What we found instead was a good bonding session between Tristan and I and a ton of deer.

Tristan and I were up at 4:30am and on the road in about 10 minutes.  We made it down to Madison in about an hour and got the truck fueled up and Tristan fueled up with some chocolate milk and a couple of breakfast bars and off we went.  Arriving early we jumped out of the truck to see a pretty nice herd of 10 to 12 deer boogie up over the mountain in front of us and deer on all sides of our location.

New RWMA Map, Rules Now on User Site

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The map and rules I had on the Rapidan WMA Users Website were outdated.  They have been updated with new ones.  The new map has been updated to have more recent information and show the new Fray land that was recently added to the Middle (Conway) River Tract.  I couldn’t tell that the rules had changed that much.

New Blog, 2006 Logging on Middle River Tract

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Middle River Tract Logging

Middle River Tract Logging

It has been a while since I put much time into the Rapidan WMA website.  However, I have recently started to try to make some gradual improvements.   I am working to update content on the site.  This is a new blog that the website is hosting.

Here is a link to some photos I took back in 2006 of the logging on the Middle River Tract.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tateheuer/sets/72157616785888442/

-Tate