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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 Seedlings Available to Ohio Residents - Nursery taking orders through April 30

    WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. – Ohio landowners in search of bare-root seedlings need only look to their eastern neighbor. West Virginia...

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  2. Pocahontas County Archery Team Takes State Tournament, Heading to Louisville for Nationals May 8-10, 2014

             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Archery is a great equalizer, regardless of size, gender, age,...

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  3. State Tree Nursery Accepting Orders through April 30, 2014

    WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. – Spring may have sprung a little late this year, but there is still time to order seedlings from Clements...

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  4. Spring Gobbler Season is Rapidly Approaching

    Charleston, W.Va. – Spring gobbler season opens Monday, April 28 and runs through Saturday, May 24, according to Curtis I....

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  5. Wild Turkey Survey Cooperators Needed

    Charleston, W.Va. -- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel began a statewide survey of spring gobbler hunters in...

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  6. End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks

    Many spring blooming wildflowers, such as this Blue-eyed Mary, may be found at weekend hikes in West Virginia’s state parks....

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  7. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 14-18, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 14, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear...

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  8. Power Disruption at Tomlinson Run State Park Campground

          NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. - A power disruption has occurred in the campground at Tomlinson Run State Park...

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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.