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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. Lifeguard training class at Pipestem Resort State Park May 6-8, 2016

    PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem State Park is offering a three-day lifeguard training course, May 6-8, 2016. Those who successfully...

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  2. Historic Exhibit of West Virginia-made longrifles at Prickett’s Fort State Park

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. – An exhibit of 24 West Virginia-made rifles and pistols is on display at Prickett’s Fort State Park in Fairmont...

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  3. WVDNR Advises: Leave Young Wildlife Alone

    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) advises West Virginians to leave young wildlife...

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  4. West Virginia trout stocking the week of April 18-22, 2016

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

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  5. Celebrate Earth Day at West Virginia state parks and forests April 22-25, 2016

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

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  6. Celebrate spring at a West Virginia State Park during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 22 – 24, 2016

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

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  7. Spring cabin special rates at West Virginia State Parks in April and May 2016

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

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  8. West Virginia trout stocking the week of April 11-15, 2016

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

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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.