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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. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 18-22, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 18, 2015   Anawalt Lake Anthony...

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  2. Join the “Nature Nuts” for Blennerhassett Island summer Saturday nature walks

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – One Saturday each month through October will be an opportunity to join the ...

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  3. Tagged catfish program underway at West Virginia State Parks

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The popular Tagged Catfish in the Parks Program is underway again in West...

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  4. Bobby Cales promoted to DNR District 6 captain, based in Parkersburg

                PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Bobby Cales was promoted to the rank...

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  5. Not a TV Show. Wilderness Survival Experience scheduled at Seneca State Forest June 22-27, 2015

        DUNMORE, West Virginia – “Everyone should have a ‘survival file’ stored in their minds to draw from should...

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  6. “Veterans Salute” discount at West Virginia State Parks

        CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) and the West Virginia...

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  7. East River Mountain Town Band at Pipestem State Park, May 23, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – The East River Mountain Town Band will perform an evening of music in the...

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  8. West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 11-15, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 11, 2015   Anthony Creek Bear...

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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.