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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. Learn about West Virginia mussels at North Bend State Park, Feb 25

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources              www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                     ...

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  2. Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park Feb. 27, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  3. Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park Feb. 27, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  4. Full Moon Hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park February – April 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Feb....

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  5. West Virginia seasons end soon for furbearer trapping and hunting

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources             www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor...

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  6. WV Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation awards to DNR Wildlife and Law Enforcement

    Joshua Allison presented with “Making Tracks Award,”  Natural Resources Police Officer Justin Stewart  ...

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  7. West Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 1-5, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  8. Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting Feb. 21, South Charleston

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources             www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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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.