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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. Deadline to apply for South Branch WMA dove hunt is Aug. 15

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Mourning dove hunters who wish to...

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  2. Have brunch on the island with Margaret Blennerhassett Aug. 13, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – In 1798, Margaret Blennerhassett was known in the Wood County, Marietta/Belpre...

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  3. “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” Program on Blennerhassett Island Aug. 22, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – “Who cooks for me, who cooks for you all?” What raptor says this phrase? To...

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  4. Go from Pipestem State Park “Through the Garden Gate” to Bluefield Aug. 8, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Visitors to Pipestem Resort State Park August 8, 2015, may want to wander ...

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  5. Pioneer Heritage Days at Blennerhassett Island, August 1 and 2, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – How did West Virginia’s first immigrants live, from making clothing to...

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  6. Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 Lakeview Resort, Morgantown

        MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is...

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  7. Mary Todd Lincoln portrayal at Canaan Valley Resort State Park July 29, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, will be portrayed by JoAnn...

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  8. “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Fall Workshop Sept. 18-20, 2015 at Watoga State Park

        MARLINTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that registration is...

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Fall Foliage Report



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.