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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 Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 19-23, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 19, 2015 Barboursville Lake ...

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  2. West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,016 Fall Turkeys in 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary figures for the 2014 fall turkey hunting season reveal that 1,016...

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  3. Blackwater Falls Celebrates Grand Opening of Longest Sled Run on the East Coast

    This morning, state officials celebrated the grand opening of the longest sled run on the East Coast at...

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  4. Winter weekends at Hawks Nest State Park are for entertainment

        ANSTED, West Virginia – From music to murder mysteries to magic, Hawks Nest State Park has...

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  5. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 12-16, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 12, 2015: Bullskin Run ...

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  6. West Virginia Hunters Harvest 104,223 Deer in 2014

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary counts of game...

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  7. Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming returns; West Virginia’s New River Gorge featured in premiere episode

                 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - What’s it like to fish the rapids of...

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  8. West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,385 Black Bears in 2014

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.–  West Virginia hunters...

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Timber Sales

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

Near Huntersville





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.