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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. Hands-on activities popular with visitors to Watoga, West Virginia’s largest state park

    POCAHONTAS COUNTY, West Virginia --West Virginia’s largest state park in acreage is Watoga State Park. Located...

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  2. Governor Tomblin Names New Head of West Virginia State Park System, DNR Law Enforcement Chief

      CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 22, 2014) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today named Sam England as the chief of...

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  3. Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available

    Applications for the limited bear firearms season in 17 counties must be submitted by Aug. 18, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  4. Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.

        ROANOKE, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is...

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  5. “Tea on Tuesday” at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park July 15 and August 12, 2014

    PARKERSBURG, West Virginia -- “Tea on Tuesday” is a special new experience planned on Blennerhassett Island this summer. Teas...

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  6. 31st Annual Bear Hole Road Race, Cool! Pool Day at Twin Falls Resort State Park July 12

    MULLENS, West Virginia -- The annual Bear Hole Road Race at Twin Falls State Park in Wyoming County is set for July 12. ...

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  7. 2014-2015 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary Available

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The 2014-2015 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure is available...

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Timber Sales

The WV Division of Forestry is offering marked timber for sale. Click location for details.

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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.