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NEW! Wildlife Mapping Tool
Hunting/Fishing Mapping Tool
Discover the variety of Wild and Wonderful hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities in the Mountain State.  The West Virginia Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Map tool will help you get started on your next outdoor adventure!

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Fishing
Fishing

January brings a new season of trout stocking in West Virginia.  With its year-round fishing season, including an open season for trout, more than 20,000 miles of streams and more than 100 public fishing lakes, West Virginia provides anglers with a variety of fishing opportunities and experiences.

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Hunting Season
Hunting Season
Hunting is a tradition in the Mountain State.  West Virginia offers a wide variety of seasons, including those for archery, firearms and muzzleloaders.  Of course, the two-week buck season always begins the Monday before Thanksgiving, providing an opportunity for family-style hunting during a time when many former residents return home for the holiday.

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Latest News
  1. 2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s trapping...

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  2. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Oct. 20-24, 2014

                ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of...

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  3. Coopers Rock, Cheat Lake and Panhandles Offer Best Fall Color This Week

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State foresters say Coopers Rock State Forest, Cheat Lake and West Virginia’s Northern and Eastern...

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  4. Stonewall Jackson Lake Fishing Tournament Selection Meeting Oct. 27

    ROANOKE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will host the drawing for 2015...

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  5. Babcock State Park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill featured on U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail® stamp

                 CLIFFTOP, West Virginia – The iconic Glade Creek Grist Mill at...

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  6. Pipestem State Park’s fall 2014 Trout Wrangler registration extended; 2015 spring dates announced

                PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Due to high demand, registration for the...

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  7. West Virginia drivers should take extra caution to avoid deer collisions during the fall months

                     ELKINS, W.Va. - The West Virginia...

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  8. West Virginia’s 2014 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 25

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Wild boar firearms season in West...

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Timber Sales

The WV Division of Forestry is offering marked timber for sale. Click location for details.

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Fall Foliage Report


Clements State Tree Nursery
Clements State Tree Nursery 
is now taking seedling orders!

Most of the seedling species are native to West Virginia. 
Order your seedlings today! 


Visit Clements State Tree Nursery's online store or
learn about the nursery and download a catalog and order form.  


DNR Director’s Blog

WV Wild blog by DNR Director Frank Jezioro
Be sure to read West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro’s entertaining stories and observations about hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities every month in
West Virginia Wild.