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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. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources promotes water safety with Operation Life Jacket

    Effort to increase use and awareness in advance of July Fourth weekend     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The...

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  2. DNR Wildlife Resources Section Files Legislative Rules for Review

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has filed...

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  3. Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available Online

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from November 23 –...

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  4. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MCCLINTIC DUCK BLINDS - AUGUST 15 DEADLINE TO APPLY

    POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting...

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  5. New West Virginia State Parks campaign reminds visitors that “Memories Happen Here”

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – No place is better for making lifelong memories than at West Virginia’s...

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  6. Barbara Breshock Named Assistant State Forester - Bob Radspinner Set to Retire Mid-August

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Forester Randy Dye announced longtime Division of Forestry (DOF) employee Barbara Breshock has been...

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  7. West Virginia Day, June 20, Celebration on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – West Virginia turns 152 years old June 20, 2015, and Blennerhassett Island...

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  8. Three Historic Portrayals scheduled at Watoga State Park in 2015: Ostenaco, Porte Crayon and Sacagawea

        MARLINTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! Programs are popular and...

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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.