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  1. September 3, 2015
    DNR investigates black bear attack in Nicholas County

               MOUNT NEBO, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural...

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  2. September 3, 2015
    WVDNR announces expansion of the Tate Lohr Wildlife Management Area in Mercer County

                BECKLEY, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural...

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  3. September 2, 2015
    Apple Butter Weekend on Blennerhassett Island Sept. 5-7

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Apple Butter Weekend on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park features...

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  4. September 1, 2015
    Six Natural Resources Police Officers graduate from West Virginia State Police Academy

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six West Virginia Natural...

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  5. September 1, 2015
    West Virginia Natural Resources Police start “Youth Hunting Program”

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunting is a West Virginia...

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  6. September 1, 2015
    "Another Fistful of Bullets" murder mystery dinner theater at Blackwater Falls State Park, Sept. 5, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – A film production company is rehearsing and shooting scenes for an upcoming B...

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  7. August 31, 2015
    Canoe or kayak – your choice, your “Quest” at North Bend State Park

        CAIRO, West Virginia – Kayak or canoe? Which is better for you? The Quest program at North Bend State Park...

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  8. August 31, 2015
    WORKFORCE WEST VIRGINIA FILES PREVAILING WAGE EMERGENCY RULE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea A. Ruby, 304-957-9364     Charleston, W.Va. – WorkForce West Virginia...

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  9. August 26, 2015
    It's CamperTime! At Beech Fork State Park August 29, 2015

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – It's CamperTime! at Beech Fork State Park with a special display by ...

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  10. August 25, 2015
    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN ANNOUNCES FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING FOR EXPORT ASSISTANCE

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 24, 2015) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Small...

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  11. August 25, 2015
    Trooper Eric Workman Foundation donates electro anesthesia gloves to Division of Natural Resources

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Trooper Eric Workman...

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  12. August 20, 2015
    Archery and Crossbow Deer Seasons Bag Limit Error in 2015-16 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2015-2016 Hunting and...

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  13. August 19, 2015
    WANTED: West Virginia trophy fish and big bucks for display at Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day

                ROANOKE, W.Va. - If you have a legally harvested and...

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  14. August 13, 2015
    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN ANNOUNCES CENERGY GRAND OPENING

    Cabell County expansion to support regional natural gas operations MILTON, W.Va. (August 12, 2015) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...

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  15. August 13, 2015
    West Virginia's Canada goose and mourning dove seasons open Sept. 1, 2015

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's 2015–2016...

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  16. August 13, 2015
    West Virginia’s 2015 seasons set for dove, rail, snipe and woodcock

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s 2015-2016 hunting...

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  17. August 12, 2015
    Aerial Photography Workshop at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Aug. 28-30, 2015

        CASS, West Virginia – Experience photographic views from a new perspective – by quadcopter. Cass Scenic...

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  18. August 11, 2015
    Horse-powered fun at Lost River State Park

        MATHIAS, West Virginia – Carriage rides return to Lost River State Park every Saturday in August from 10 a...

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  19. August 10, 2015
    The Legacy of Mary Ingles Featured at Beech Fork State Park, Sept. 18-20, 2015

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – The Mary Ingles Trail Associates (MITA) will present the 2015 Legacy of Mary...

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  20. August 10, 2015
    “Seasons of the Shooting Stars” at Blackwater Falls State Park Aug. 11 and 12, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – It’s time for the summer Perseid meteor shower as the Earth passes through the...

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  21. August 6, 2015
    Wonderful West Virginia magazine wins national award

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Wonderful West Virginia magazine, published by the West Virginia Division of...

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  22. August 6, 2015
    Pipestem State Park activities include baseball, night golf and a fabulous liar August 10-16, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Pipestem State Park organizes and offers activities and things to do when...

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  23. August 5, 2015
    West Virginia Wildlife Center encourages visitors to see two new bear cubs

    (Click Bears.mp4 (139MB) to download HD video)             FRENCH...

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  24. August 5, 2015
    West Virginia DNR Announces New Publication Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Oil and Gas Infrastructure

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of...

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  25. August 3, 2015
    Go wild! And forage for your supper during Nature Wonder Weekend Sept. 18-20, 2015, at North Bend State Park

        CAIRO, West Virginia – A recent issue of Country Living magazine featuring the annual Nature Wonder “Wild...

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  26. August 3, 2015
    Hawks Nest aerial tram reopens – scenic lift provides bird’s-glide view of the New River Gorge area

        ANSTED, West Virginia – The aerial tram at Hawks Nest State Park reopened as planned July 31, following...

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  27. July 30, 2015
    Deadline to apply for South Branch WMA dove hunt is Aug. 15

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Mourning dove hunters who wish to...

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  28. July 29, 2015
    Have brunch on the island with Margaret Blennerhassett Aug. 13, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – In 1798, Margaret Blennerhassett was known in the Wood County, Marietta/Belpre...

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  29. July 29, 2015
    “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” Program on Blennerhassett Island Aug. 22, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – “Who cooks for me, who cooks for you all?” What raptor says this phrase? To...

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  30. July 28, 2015
    Department of Commerce joins Multicoat in grand opening of expanded operations

    Construction coating manufacturer completes new facility in Putnam County FRAZIERS BOTTOM, W.Va. – The West Virginia...

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  31. July 28, 2015
    Go from Pipestem State Park “Through the Garden Gate” to Bluefield Aug. 8, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Visitors to Pipestem Resort State Park August 8, 2015, may want to wander ...

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  32. July 27, 2015
    Pioneer Heritage Days at Blennerhassett Island, August 1 and 2, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – How did West Virginia’s first immigrants live, from making clothing to...

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  33. July 24, 2015
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 Lakeview Resort, Morgantown

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

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  34. July 24, 2015
    Mary Todd Lincoln portrayal at Canaan Valley Resort State Park July 29, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, will be portrayed by JoAnn...

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  35. July 22, 2015
    “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Fall Workshop Sept. 18-20, 2015 at Watoga State Park

        MARLINTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that registration is...

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  36. July 10, 2015
    2015-2016 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary available

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2015-2016 West Virginia...

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  37. July 9, 2015
    Welcome center’s amazing chalk art features West Virginia State Parks

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – The Welcome Center at the Wood County location just off I-77 at Williamstown...

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  38. July 9, 2015
    Award-winning Girl Scout project provides new homes for North Bend State Park songbirds and wood ducks

        CAIRO, West Virginia – Brianna Bengel has earned the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout (Grades 6-8) can...

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  39. July 8, 2015
    Facebook users help Natural Resources Police solve deer poaching case

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Natural...

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  40. July 8, 2015
    Maple trees once again line the streets at Cass, West Virginia

        CASS, West Virginia – The historic town of Cass, West Virginia, looks a little more like it did in the...

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  41. July 7, 2015
    Applications Available for 2015 Antlerless Deer Season Limited Permit Areas

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Applications for the 2015...

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  42. July 7, 2015
    Swim for $1 at Twin Falls State Park’s pool

        MULLENS, West Virginia – The swimming pool at Twin Falls State Park is popular every summer with residents...

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  43. July 7, 2015
    Nature programs top summer activities at Cacapon Resort State Park

        BERKELEY SPRINGS, West Virginia – A nature center brimming with displays and animals is complemented by a...

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  44. July 6, 2015
    Applications being accepted for two controlled deer hunts in 2015: Pipestem Resort State Park and Cacapon Resort State Park

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are being accepted for controlled deer hunts at two West Virginia...

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  45. July 6, 2015
    Steve Drumheller selected as general manager of Canaan Valley Resort Lodge and Conference Center

        DAVIS, West Virginia – Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center’s new general manager is Steve Drumheller...

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  46. July 2, 2015
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources challenges public to take the Operation Life Jacket Pledge

    Share the pledge on social media to increase awareness     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia...

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  47. July 1, 2015
    West Virginia State Parks encourage life jackets for all water recreation

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks is encouraging the use of life jackets as part of...

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  48. July 1, 2015
    32nd annual Bear Hole Road Race at Twin Falls Resort State Park July 11, 2015

        MULLENS, West Virginia – For the 32nd year, Twin Falls State Park near Mullens in Wyoming County will...

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  49. June 29, 2015
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources promotes water safety with Operation Life Jacket

    Effort to increase use and awareness in advance of July Fourth weekend     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The...

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  50. June 18, 2015
    CHINESE DELEGATION VISITS WEST VIRGINIA TO SIGN SERIES OF AGREEMENTS

    Business, education and state representatives attend CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A delegation from Shanxi province in China traveled...

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  51. June 18, 2015
    New West Virginia State Parks campaign reminds visitors that “Memories Happen Here”

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – No place is better for making lifelong memories than at West Virginia’s...

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  52. June 17, 2015
    Three Historic Portrayals scheduled at Watoga State Park in 2015: Ostenaco, Porte Crayon and Sacagawea

        MARLINTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! Programs are popular and...

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  53. June 17, 2015
    “Wings of Wonder” – A live birds of prey program offered at West Virginia’s state parks

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – “Wings of Wonder” – A Birds of Prey program series at West Virginia...

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  54. June 17, 2015
    West Virginia Day, June 20, Celebration on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – West Virginia turns 152 years old June 20, 2015, and Blennerhassett Island...

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  55. June 16, 2015
    West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers preparing for Operation Dry Water 2015

    Concentrated effort to curb drinking and boating scheduled for June 26-28, 2015     The Law...

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  56. June 16, 2015
    A Lookout! Thorny Mountain Fire Tower history days at Seneca State Forest June 21 and 22, 2015

        DUNMORE, West Virginia – Old is new again at the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower. The lofty and recently...

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  57. June 15, 2015
    Sacagawea portrayal at four West Virginia state parks, summer of 2015

    First show at North Bend State Park June 20     CAIRO, West Virginia – Sacagawea (c.1790 – 1812?) will be...

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  58. June 12, 2015
    Municipal Home Rule Board accepting applications for 14 additional cities

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Municipal Home Rule Board is now accepting applications for 14 new cities, towns and villages to join...

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  59. June 12, 2015
    Summersville Lake Tailwater Trout Stocking

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the West Virginia...

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  60. June 12, 2015
    Still time to enter contest to be the first to spend the night in the Seneca State Forest fire tower

    Entry deadline is Sunday, June 14, for West Virginia State Parks contest     DUNMORE, West Virginia –...

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  61. June 9, 2015
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources schedules public meetings on proposed State Wildlife Action Plan June 15 and 16

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of...

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  62. June 9, 2015
    “Brunch with Margaret” on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park beginning June 11, 2015

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Margaret Blennerhassett was famous for entertaining guests at her mansion on...

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  63. June 8, 2015
    Correction requested: West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of June 1-5, 2015

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The wrong list of trout stocking locations was accidentally sent out Friday, June 5, 2015. Here is the correct...

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  64. June 8, 2015
    “Mamie” and “The Addams Family” amphitheater shows at Chief Logan State Park in 2015

        LOGAN, West Virginia – Two summer theater shows will be presented at Chief Logan State Park’s Liz Spurlock...

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  65. June 2, 2015
    Be the first to spend the night in the Seneca State Forest fire tower

    West Virginia State Parks announces contest for West Virginia Day     DUNMORE, West Virginia – The winner of...

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  66. June 1, 2015
    West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is June 13-14, 2015

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - National Fishing and Boating Week...

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  67. May 29, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 25-29, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 25, 2015   Anthony Creek Bear...

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  68. May 28, 2015
    West Virginia State Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 6, 2015

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s state parks extend an invitation to take a hike to help...

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  69. May 28, 2015
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 9,038 Spring Turkeys in 2015

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Spring Gobbler hunters...

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  70. May 28, 2015
    Family outdoor activities at Kanawha State Forest May 29-31, 2015

        CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Kyle Wallace, the summer naturalist at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston,...

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  71. May 22, 2015
    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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  72. May 21, 2015
    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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  73. May 20, 2015
    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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  74. May 19, 2015
    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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  75. May 19, 2015
    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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  76. May 18, 2015
    “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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  77. May 17, 2015
    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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  78. May 15, 2015
    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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  79. May 14, 2015
    Paul Johansen Named DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Division of Natural...

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  80. May 14, 2015
    WVDNR to stock catchable channel catfish in May

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of...

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  81. May 12, 2015
    Get the latest law enforcement information about West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers on Facebook

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Outdoors enthusiasts now can learn...

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  82. May 12, 2015
    Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears!

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West...

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  83. May 11, 2015
    North Bend Rail Trail receives $1 million in grants

        CAIRO, West Virginia – The North Bend Rail Trail (NBRT) that crosses four counties in north-central West...

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  84. May 8, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 4 - 8, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 4, 2015   Anthony Creek ...

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  85. May 7, 2015
    Find your Murbles at Pipestem Resort State Park; Tournament May 24

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – You can find your Murbles during a tournament scheduled Sunday, May 24 at the...

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  86. May 6, 2015
    Do some bird watching at a West Virginia State Park in May

                  SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – May is one of the...

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  87. May 5, 2015
    Lifeguard Training Class at Pipestem Resort State Park May 15-17

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Looking for a summer lifeguarding job but need to get the proper certification?...

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  88. May 5, 2015
    “Unreconstructed Rebels” event at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park May 22-24, 2015

        SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia – "Unreconstructed Rebels" is an event at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park,...

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  89. May 4, 2015
    WVDNR advises: Leave young wildlife alone

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of...

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  90. May 1, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 27 – May 1, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 27, 2015   Anthony Creek Bear...

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  91. April 30, 2015
    “Old Friends,” veterans of armed forces and barbershop music, perform at Blackwater Falls State Park May 23, 2015

                DAVIS, West Virginia – Four men wearing red, white and blue...

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  92. April 29, 2015
    Saw-whet Owls and Warblers Weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park, May 29-31, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – Hearing the diminutive “toot” of a saw-whet owl or the sighting of a returning...

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  93. April 28, 2015
    Fly fishing clinic and train ride at Cass Scenic Railroad May 29-31, 2015

        CASS, West Virginia – An introduction to fly fishing, equipment and materials used in fly tying and common...

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  94. April 27, 2015
    Cathedral State Park recognized as part of Old Growth Forest Network

        AURORA, West Virginia –On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, Cathedral State Park was recognized as part of the...

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  95. April 24, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 20-24, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 20, 2015   Anawalt Lake ...

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  96. April 23, 2015
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting, 1 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling     WHEELING, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the...

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  97. April 21, 2015
    Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park dedicated as Old Growth Forest site

        SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia – Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park has been recognized as part of the Old...

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  98. April 20, 2015
    An outdoor office: lifeguarding opportunities at West Virginia State Parks

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s state parks operate and maintain 22 swimming pools for...

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  99. April 16, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 13-17, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 13, 2015   Anthony Creek Back...

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  100. April 16, 2015
    Wi-Fi at Beech Fork State Park increases popularity as a vacation destination

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Beech Fork State Park is now offering free Wi-Fi service to overnight...

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