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  1. September 26, 2014
    Bowhunters wanted! DNR needs volunteers for Bowhunter Survey

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the opening of archery seasons for deer and bear Sept. 27, 2014, West Virginia bowhunters are encouraged to participate in the West Virginia Bowhunter Survey...

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  2. September 26, 2014
    West Virginia’s deer, bear and boar archery seasons open Sept. 27

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s 2014 archery seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar open Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The bear archery season is a split season ...

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  3. September 25, 2014
    Get the latest information about West Virginia hunting, fishing and wildlife on Facebook and Twitter

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Outdoors enthusiasts now can learn the latest information about hunting, fishing and wildlife in West Virginia by way of Facebook and Twitter. The pages,...

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  4. September 25, 2014
    West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 27-28

    Exhibition archer Byron Ferguson will perform four shows Sept. 27 and 28 during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.  ...

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  5. September 25, 2014
    Colorful High Country Hotspots

    The majority of foliage in the Dolly Sods area was nearing peak Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy West Virginia Division of Forestry West Virginia Division of Forestry releases first fall foliage report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fall is officially here...

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  6. September 24, 2014
    West Virginia Fall Foliage Reports Start Sept. 25, 2014

    Department of Commerce’s state foresters will provide leaf peepers with colorful routes and other information through October CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will begin providing weekly fall foliage reports Thursday,...

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  7. September 24, 2014
    Final Walk Between the Parks event Oct. 4 at Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls state parks

                 DAVIS, West Virginia– The final Walk Between the Parks event of 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4. The walk between Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park is an 8-mile...

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  8. September 23, 2014
    Fall channel catfish stocking at five West Virginia state parks provides great outdoor recreation for anglers and campers

    An extra stocking of channel catfish will occur at five West Virginia state park lakes in late September. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Catfishing is such a popular outdoor...

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  9. September 22, 2014
    West Virginia 2014 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The 2014 “Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook” is available on the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources website and printed copies will soon be available at...

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  10. September 19, 2014
    West Virginia Invasive Species Strategic Plan out for public comment

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The draft “West Virginia Invasive Species Strategic Plan” is now available for public comment.     “Non-native invasive species cost West Virginia...

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  11. September 19, 2014
    Golf professional fancies FootGolf at Pipestem Resort State Park

    Pipestem State Park Activities Coordinator Kim Hawkins and Golf Professional Bob Biroscak model classic apparel to draw attention to a new outdoor pursuit on the Par 3 course, FootGolf. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce  ...

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  12. September 18, 2014
    SeptemberFest at Blackwater Falls State Park mixes music, history and entertainment Sept. 22-25, 2014

    Blackwater Falls State Park will host SeptemberFest Sept. 22-25. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DAVIS, West Virginia – SeptemberFest is a three-night, four-day extravaganza at Blackwater Falls State Park...

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  13. September 18, 2014
    Blennerhassett Island State Park fall dinner and river boat cruises Sept. 27 and Oct. 18, 2014

                PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Country-style dinners and sternwheeler cruises on the Island Belle are planned for Sept. 27 and Oct. 18 by Blennerhassett Island State Park. The Ohio and Little Kanawha...

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  14. September 17, 2014
    Cherokee leader Ostenaco presentation at Blackwater Falls State Park Sept. 23, 2014

    Doug Wood will portray Cherokee leader Ostenaco Sept. 23 at Blackwater Falls State Park. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DAVIS, West Virginia – Cherokee leader Ostenaco (circa 1703-1780) will be portrayed...

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  15. September 17, 2014
    WVDNR Law Enforcement officers seize illegally harvested ginseng in southern West Virginia

                BECKLEY, West Virginia – A year-long investigation by Natural Resources Police Officers in southern West Virginia has resulted in 11 arrests and the seizure of 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was...

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  16. September 16, 2014
    ADVENTURE ADVISORY: Sept. 18-28

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com; click on “Calendar.” Event...

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Media Contacts

DNR, Geological Survey
Hoy Murphy, Jr.
Hoy.R.Murphy@wv.gov
304-957-9365


Forestry, Miners Health Safety & Training
Leslie Smithson
Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov
304-957-9342


Development, Labor
Catherine Zacchi
Catherine.M.Zacchi@wv.gov
304-957-9340


Tourism
Andrea Bond
Andrea.B.Bond@wv.gov
304-957-9347


Energy, Workforce, Office of Economic Opportunity, Film Office
Courtney Sisk
Courtney.S.Sisk@wv.gov
304-957-9341