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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. DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2018 calendar

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for...

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  2. Presentation featuring Railroads of Ritchie County scheduled at North Bend State Park, Jan. 22, 2017

      CAIRO, W.Va. – Railroad history buffs and train enthusiasts are invited to a special presentation about “The Railroads...

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  3. Charge your electric car at Twin Falls Resort State beginning Jan. 20, 2017 Opening ceremony at 11 a.m.

    MULLENS, W.Va. – Beginning Jan. 20, you can charge your Tesla and other electric or hybrid vehicles at Twin Falls Resort...

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  4. West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 9-13, 2017

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 9, 2017: Anderson Lake Bullskin Run ...

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  5. West Virginia hunters harvest 112,384 deer in 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary counts indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 112,384 white-tailed deer during the...

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  6. West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 3-6, 2017

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 3, 2017: Anthony Creek Barboursville Lake ...

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  7. West Virginia hunters harvest 3,012 black bears in 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia hunters harvested 3,012 black bears during the combined 2016 archery, crossbow...

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  8. Gift Buyers Marketplace to be held at Pipestem Resort State Park Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2017

    PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Business and gift shop retailers looking for new and trending resale items for 2017 are invited to attend...

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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.