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West Virginia’s two-week buck firearms season opened Monday.

The week of Thanksgiving is one of my most cherished weeks in West Virginia.

I often wonder why, and the answer that is the most agreeable in my mind comes from my youth. Every Thanksgiving week, our family would travel to the small hometown of my parents. It was our family’s central hub, where all the uncles, cousins, grandparents, in-laws and outlaws of our family were from or currently living.

Chris Ellis is a veteran of the outdoors industry. His book “Hunting, Fishing and Family from The Hills of West Virginia” is available at www.wvbookco.com. Contact him at chris@elliscom.net.

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