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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’s Canaan Valley State Park – pure winter fun

                DAVIS, West Virginia – Skiing and tubing at Canaan Valley Resort in...

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  2. Deer Hunters in West Virginia harvest 37,277 bucks during the buck firearms season

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary data collected from game...

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  3. Calling all bird lovers! North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 16-18, 2015, is “For the Birds”

               CAIRO, W.Va. – Bird lovers and other winter outdoors enthusiasts are invited to...

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  4. New look Wonderful West Virginia magazine starts with January issue

    Subscribe in December for a chance to win a Canaan Valley Resort getaway             ...

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  5. Mountaineer Food Bank receives $65,000 donation from 2014 Governor’s One Shot Deer Hunt event for Hunters Helping the Hungry

        GASSAWAY, W.Va. – Governor’s One Shot Committee members have presented a check to the Mountaineer Food Bank...

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  6. 2015 West Virginia Wildlife Calendars are available

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “The 2015 West Virginia Wildlife...

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  7. Brian Sarfino to energize Terrain Park at Canaan Valley Resort

                 DAVIS, West Virginia – Canaan Valley Resort announces Brian Sarfino...

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  8. Positive eDNA results for Asian carp found in the Ohio and Kanawha rivers

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of...

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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.