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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. Fall forest fire season starts Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state’s fall forest fire season starts...

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  2. Bowhunters wanted! DNR needs volunteers for Bowhunter Survey

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the opening of archery...

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  3. West Virginia’s deer, bear and boar archery seasons open Sept. 27

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s 2014 archery...

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  4. Get the latest information about West Virginia hunting, fishing and wildlife on Facebook and Twitter

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Outdoors enthusiasts now can...

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  5. West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 27-28

    Exhibition archer Byron Ferguson will perform four shows Sept. 27 and 28 during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting...

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  6. Colorful High Country Hotspots

    The majority of foliage in the Dolly Sods area was nearing peak Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy West Virginia Division of...

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  7. West Virginia Fall Foliage Reports Start Sept. 25, 2014

    Department of Commerce’s state foresters will provide leaf peepers with colorful routes and other information through...

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  8. Final Walk Between the Parks event Oct. 4 at Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls state parks

                 DAVIS, West Virginia– The final Walk Between the Parks event of 2014...

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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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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.