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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. Eastern Panhandle Counties Offer Last of Fall Color West Virginia’s fall foliage season coming to an end.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Foliage in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle counties is past peak but state foresters report it is still...

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  2. Special lodging rates at West Virginia State Parks recognize veterans Nov. 1-16, 2014

    Special golf play discount at Pipestem and Twin Falls state parks Nov. 11           ...

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  3. Arbor Day Poster Contest Open to All W.Va. Fourth- and Fifth-graders

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials and the Urban and Community Forestry Council encourage...

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  4. Outdoor-indoor events at West Virginia State Parks lead to Thanksgiving

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – A cornucopia of November activities...

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  5. Voters select West Virginia State Parks Supt. Jesse Anderson ServiceWear Apparel 2014 Park Ranger of the Year

                 CHARLESTON, West Virginia – ServiceWear Apparel has announced Jesse...

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  6. Detour at Bluestone State Park entrance Nov. 3 – Dec. 10 during bridge construction

             HINTON, West Virginia –The entrance to Bluestone State Park will be temporarily closed...

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  7. The Bow Shop (Clarksburg) to host next Archery in the Schools instructor training Dec. 4, 2014

                CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of...

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  8. Cass Scenic Railroad to join state-owned West Virginia Central Railroad

        CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources Monday announced that it will...

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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.