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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 the week of May 16-20, 2016

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  2. “Old Friends” harmonize again at Blackwater Falls State Park May 27, 2016

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  3. State record blue catfish caught in Ohio River

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  4. “Kids to Parks Day” May 21 encourages outdoor exploration at West Virginia State Parks

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  5. Work as a getaway – be a volunteer campground host at West Virginia State Parks

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Warm weather means camping for many people who enjoy the outdoors. Visitors to West Virginia state...

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  6. “Kids to Parks Day” and other May events encourage outdoors explorations at Cacapon Resort State Park

    BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – Kids and their families are the focus of outdoor explorations Saturday, May 21, at Cacapon Resort...

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  7. West Virginia hunters harvest 10,369 spring turkeys in 2016

    ELKINS, W.Va. – Spring turkey hunters harvested 10,369 gobblers this year, up 14 percent from 2015, according to Keith Krantz,...

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  8. West Virginia trout stocking the week of May 9-13, 2016

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 9-13, 2016:  Anthony Creek Baker Lake (Children ...

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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.