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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. Apple Butter Weekend on Blennerhassett Island Sept. 5-7

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Apple Butter Weekend on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park features...

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  2. Six Natural Resources Police Officers graduate from West Virginia State Police Academy

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six West Virginia Natural...

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  3. West Virginia Natural Resources Police start “Youth Hunting Program”

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunting is a West Virginia...

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  4. "Another Fistful of Bullets" murder mystery dinner theater at Blackwater Falls State Park, Sept. 5, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – A film production company is rehearsing and shooting scenes for an upcoming B...

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  5. Ginseng Digging Season Starts Sept. 1

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 2015 ginseng digging season starts Tuesday, Sept. 1 and runs through Monday, Nov. 30....

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  6. Canoe or kayak – your choice, your “Quest” at North Bend State Park

        CAIRO, West Virginia – Kayak or canoe? Which is better for you? The Quest program at North Bend State Park...

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  7. It's CamperTime! At Beech Fork State Park August 29, 2015

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – It's CamperTime! at Beech Fork State Park with a special display by ...

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  8. Trooper Eric Workman Foundation donates electro anesthesia gloves to Division of Natural Resources

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Trooper Eric Workman...

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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.