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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. New purple paint posting option on private land now available in West Virginia

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. ­– In addition to the traditional ways of posting land, West Virginia landowners now have another...

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  2. "Sticks & Stones" 15K Trail Run Oct. 8, 2016, at Babcock State Park

    CLIFFTOP, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks today announced the Sticks & Stones Trail Run at Babcock State Park, scheduled ...

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  3. Start the fall season with West Virginia state parks special events

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The start of the 2016 fall season kicks off special autumn events at West Virginia State Parks. In ...

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  4. West Virginia State Parks join the National Parks Service’s Hidden History Weekend in the New River Gorge Sept. 23-25, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state parks in the New River Gorge region will participate in the National Park Service...

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  5. Public tour at Cabwaylingo State Forest Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Forestry invites the public to tour two areas at Cabwaylingo State Forest...

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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.