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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. Aunt Jennie Music Festival at Chief Logan State Park, August 30-31, 2014

    LOGAN, West Virginia -- The 10th annual Aunt Jennie Music Festival is Labor Day Weekend at Chief Logan State Park. Logan...

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  2. Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking

                 SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural...

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  3. DNR fish health surveys to be conducted week of Aug. 25 on Kanawha and Elk rivers

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of...

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  4. Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks

    Cacapon is one of three West Virginia state parks that post special theme nights and Sunday buffets on Facebook. Photo Courtesy...

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  5. September openings of West Virginia’s youth and statewide squirrel seasons

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Summer is winding down and the...

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  6. “The Frontier Table” is set at Blennerhassett Island State Park Aug. 24; Foodways Tours Aug. 30

                 PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Local historians Martha and Richard ...

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  7. West Virginia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Fall Workshop Sept. 12-14, 2014, at Watoga State Park

    Registration is underway for the West Virginia Becoming and Outdoors-Woman fall workshop Sept. 12-14. Photo Courtesy of the...

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  8. WANTED: West Virginia trophy fish and big bucks for display at Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 27 & 28

    WVDNR is looking for big bucks and trophy fish to display at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at...

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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.