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  1. July 27, 2016
    West Virginia big bucks and trophy fish wanted for display at National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration Sept. 17–18, 2016

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  2. July 27, 2016
    Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) fall workshop at North Bend State Park Aug. 26¬–28, 2016

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  3. July 21, 2016
    Hunting season changes explained in new 2016–2017 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary

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  4. July 20, 2016
    Pipestem Resort State Park controlled deer hunt applications available for Nov. 3, 4 and 5

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  5. July 14, 2016
    Brook trout and bluebird wildlife license plates available for West Virginia motorists

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  6. July 14, 2016
    Applications available for McClintic WMA controlled waterfowl hunt

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  7. July 13, 2016
    Applications available for South Branch Wildlife Management Area dove hunt

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  8. July 13, 2016
    Introduction to outdoor adventure in July at North Bend State Park

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  9. July 13, 2016
    Limited bear firearms season permit applications available online

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  10. July 12, 2016
    Municipal Home Rule Board approves Weston and Follansbee for home-rule status; six cities approved for Sunday “brunch bill"

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - At its meeting July 11, 2016, in Morgantown, the Municipal Home Rule Board approved two more...

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  11. July 12, 2016
    Applications available for 2016 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas

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  12. July 11, 2016
    New five-day West Virginia resident fishing license available

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  13. July 7, 2016
    CASTING CALL: Commerce Communications Seeks Candidates for West Virginia State Parks TV Commercial & Still Photo Shoots

    WHAT: Commerce Communications is seeking energetic male and female individuals for roles in upcoming West Virginia State Parks...

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  14. July 6, 2016
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016 Canaan Valley Resort State Park

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  15. July 5, 2016
    Flood damage closes part of Greenbrier River Trail; all other West Virginia state parks fully operational

    BUCKEYE, W.Va. – Recent flood damage has closed a portion of the Greenbrier River Trail (GRT), according to West Virginia State...

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  16. June 28, 2016
    Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with special events at West Virginia’s state parks July 1-4, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Independence Day weekend is being celebrated at West Virginia’s state parks with events and...

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  17. June 22, 2016
    WVDNR investigation of illegal bear hunting in Grant and Mineral counties results in arrest of eight men on 77 charges

    ROMNEY, W.Va. – Natural Resources Police Officers have completed an investigation that has resulted in the arrest of eight men...

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  18. June 13, 2016
    Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking

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  19. June 7, 2016
    Old-time “base ball” game on Blennerhassett Island June 12, 2016; 1860s-style exhibition features “Muffins” versus “Island Belle

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  20. June 7, 2016
    Catfish in the Parks Program to increase fishing opportunities at state parks lakes in June

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  21. June 6, 2016
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Announces Free Fishing Weekend June 11-12, 2016

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  22. June 3, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking May 31, 2016

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked May 31, 2016. This concludes the 2016 spring trout stocking season.   ...

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  23. June 1, 2016
    Hoedown in the Hills at Chief Logan Lodge June 18, 2016

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  24. June 1, 2016
    Pipestem Resort State Park announces 2016 summer amphitheater series

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  25. June 1, 2016
    Music, dinner and river cruising at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park June 3, 2016

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  26. June 1, 2016
    West Virginia State Parks invite you to go outside and hike during National Trails Day June 4

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  27. May 31, 2016
    "Wings of Wonder - Birds of Prey" program featured at 14 West Virginia State Parks in 2016

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  28. May 31, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of May 23-27, 2016

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  29. May 27, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of May 23-27, 2016

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 23-27, 2016: Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake ...

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  30. May 20, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of May 16-20, 2016

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  31. May 18, 2016
    “Old Friends” harmonize again at Blackwater Falls State Park May 27, 2016

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  32. May 18, 2016
    State record blue catfish caught in Ohio River

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  33. May 17, 2016
    West Virginia Department of Commerce celebrates winners of President’s “E” export award

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Commerce congratulates three West Virginia companies on winning 2016...

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  34. May 17, 2016
    “Kids to Parks Day” May 21 encourages outdoor exploration at West Virginia State Parks

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  35. May 16, 2016
    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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  36. May 16, 2016
    “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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  37. May 16, 2016
    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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  38. May 13, 2016
    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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  39. May 6, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of May 2-6, 2016

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 2-6, 2016: Anthony Creek Big Sandy Creek Blackwater...

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  40. May 5, 2016
    Celebrate summer at Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area

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  41. May 4, 2016
    The Roaming Gnome visits West Virginia’s state parks and brings a discount

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  42. May 3, 2016
    West Virginia’s State Parks celebrate Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7, 2016

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  43. May 3, 2016
    Give Mom a break for Mother’s Day at West Virginia State Parks May 8, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sunday, May 8, is Mother’s Day and West Virginia state parks with restaurants are offering appetizing...

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  44. May 2, 2016
    Friends of the Forks of the Coal River State Natural Area organizational meeting May 6 at Kanawha State Forest

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Anyone interested in becoming a “friend” of West Virginia’s newest state natural area is invited to an...

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  45. April 29, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of April 25-29, 2016

      West Virginia trout stocking the week of April 25-29, 2016  ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week...

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  46. April 26, 2016
    Lifeguard training class at Pipestem Resort State Park May 6-8, 2016

    PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem State Park is offering a three-day lifeguard training course, May 6-8, 2016. Those who successfully...

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  47. April 26, 2016
    Historic Exhibit of West Virginia-made longrifles at Prickett’s Fort State Park

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. – An exhibit of 24 West Virginia-made rifles and pistols is on display at Prickett’s Fort State Park in Fairmont...

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  48. April 25, 2016
    WVDNR Advises: Leave Young Wildlife Alone

    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) advises West Virginians to leave young wildlife...

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  49. April 22, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of April 18-22, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                        ...

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  50. April 19, 2016
    Celebrate spring at a West Virginia State Park during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 22 – 24, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor            ...

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  51. April 19, 2016
    Celebrate Earth Day at West Virginia state parks and forests April 22-25, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  52. April 17, 2016
    Spring cabin special rates at West Virginia State Parks in April and May 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor            ...

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  53. April 15, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of April 11-15, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                        ...

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  54. April 14, 2016
    Hunters need their lifetime DNR ID numbers before spring gobbler season begins April 18, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin,...

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  55. April 14, 2016
    Trophy trout lurking for catch-and-release in April and May at Pipestem Resort State Park

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  56. April 11, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of April 4-8, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                        ...

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  57. April 6, 2016
    Primitive location attracts group camping to Moncove Lake State Park

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                              ...

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  58. April 4, 2016
    Municipal Home Rule Board approves Lewisburg, Shepherdstown, New Cumberland and Auburn for home-rule status

    FOR RELEASE:  April 4, 2015 Media contact:  Hoy Murphy, 304-957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov     Municipal Home Rule Board...

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  59. April 1, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of March 28 – April 1, 2016

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  60. April 1, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of March 28 – April 1, 2016

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  61. March 31, 2016
    Spring gobbler season is coming sooner than you think

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov   Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March...

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  62. March 31, 2016
    Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov   Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director...

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  63. March 31, 2016
    Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting May 1 at Twin Falls State Park

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  64. March 31, 2016
    Hunting prospects for the 2016 West Virginia spring turkey season

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources             www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News...

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  65. March 30, 2016
    StandWatch to hold triathlon, 5K run/walk at Beech Fork State Park May 7, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  66. March 30, 2016
    Focus on Lake Cleanup: Make It Shine Day at North Bend State Park, April 9, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  67. March 30, 2016
    Murbles with a “u” Tournament Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, 2016, at Pipestem Resort State Park

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                              ...

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  68. March 30, 2016
    StandWatch to hold triathlon, 5K run/walk at Beech Fork State Park May 7, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  69. March 29, 2016
    April is spring cleanup time at West Virginia state parks and forests; volunteers needed to “Make It Shine”

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March...

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  70. March 29, 2016
    Land Snails of West Virginia publication now available

    WVDNR News: Land Snails of West Virginia publication now available West Virginia Division of Natural Resources  www...

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  71. March 28, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of March 21-25, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  72. March 28, 2016
    Ruffed Grouse Society provides forestry mulching equipment to improve wildlife habitat

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  73. March 28, 2016
    55th West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls State Park May 5-8, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                              ...

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  74. March 24, 2016
    Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park, April 22-24, 2016

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray...

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  75. March 24, 2016
    2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar wins national award

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources             www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor...

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  76. March 24, 2016
    Hippity-hop to a West Virginia State Park for Easter events March 25 -27, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News...

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  77. March 22, 2016
    Volunteer for Droop Mountain Battlefield Park Day, Saturday, April 2, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March...

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  78. March 22, 2016
    Saturday Songbird Walks at Kanawha State Forest

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor            ...

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  79. March 21, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of March 14-18, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  80. March 21, 2016
    Outdoor adventure park opens West Virginia’s first solar-powered hotel; Public invited to ribbon cutting March 23, Harpers Ferry

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov FACEBOOK: www...

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  81. March 21, 2016
    WVCAP invests $25,000 in health products company in Kanawha County

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Zulauf, 304-345-6200     WVCAP invests $25,000 in health...

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  82. March 17, 2016
    “Scrap Happy” quilts and other creations on display at 12th Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show at Blennerhassett Museum

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March 17...

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  83. March 14, 2016
    Guitars, Irish Fest, and Women’s Getaway activities at West Virginia State Parks March 18-20, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March 14...

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  84. March 10, 2016
    41 eagles spotted in southern West Virginia during spring survey

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March 10...

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  85. March 9, 2016
    State parks activities are as wacky as the weather March 11-13, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  86. March 9, 2016
    Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates March 18 and 19, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources  www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  87. March 8, 2016
    Moncove Lake State Park seeking summer employees, volunteers

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March...

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  88. March 8, 2016
    Trooper Eric Workman Foundation donates equipment to support WVDNR muskellunge efforts

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources             www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor ...

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  89. March 8, 2016
    Golf and/or ski, your choice, at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, March 11-13, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March 9,...

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  90. March 7, 2016
    Temporary closure of Mountwood Park Public Shooting Range in Wood County

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  91. March 4, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 29 – March 4, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                            ...

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  92. March 2, 2016
    “Murder on the Mountain” Mystery Theater at Chief Logan Lodge, March 11, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: March 2,...

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  93. February 26, 2016
    Meet West Virginia’s state parks March 4-6

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  94. February 26, 2016
    DNR public meetings to discuss proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News ...

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  95. February 26, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 22-26, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources             www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  96. February 26, 2016
    Help spot eagles during the 9th annual southern West Virginia spring eagle survey, March 5, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Feb. 26,...

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  97. February 24, 2016
    Guitar Retreat Weekend at Twin Falls Resort State Park March 18-20, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Feb. 24,...

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  98. February 19, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 15-19, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources              www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                       ...

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  99. February 17, 2016
    Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage “Scrap Happy” Quilt Show, Blennerhassett Museum, March 12-20

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  100. February 16, 2016
    West Virginia duplicate hunter education certification cards now can be reprinted easily online

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News ...

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