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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. WV Division of Natural Resources Announces Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations

         SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12...

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  2. Spring forest fire season starts Sunday, March 1, 2015

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state’s spring forest fire season...

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  3. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation presents $50,000 donation for West Virginia Elk Restoration Project

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - At the regular quarterly meeting...

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  4. West Virginia State Park golf courses are calling! Where are you playing in 2015?

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Even though snow covers the ground and the temperatures are still low, now...

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  5. West Virginia seasons end for furbearer trapping and hunting Feb. 28

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West...

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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.