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  1. February 27, 2015
    WV Division of Natural Resources Announces Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations

         SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12...

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  2. February 26, 2015
    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation presents $50,000 donation for West Virginia Elk Restoration Project

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - At the regular quarterly meeting...

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  3. February 24, 2015
    West Virginia State Park golf courses are calling! Where are you playing in 2015?

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Even though snow covers the ground and the temperatures are still low, now...

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  4. February 23, 2015
    West Virginia seasons end for furbearer trapping and hunting Feb. 28

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

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  5. February 13, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Feb. 9-13, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 9, 2015   Deer Creek (Nicholas)...

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  6. February 13, 2015
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

    Division of Natural Resources Headquarters, South Charleston     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The next...

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  7. February 9, 2015
    West Virginia mid-winter waterfowl survey shows decrease in duck and goose observations

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fewer ducks...

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  8. February 6, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Feb. 2-6, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 2, 2015   Anthony Creek Bear...

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  9. February 5, 2015
    11th Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show set March 14-22, 2015 at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

    Exhibitor registrations due by Feb. 23     PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Quilters and fans of quilts are...

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  10. February 5, 2015
    Senior Lifetime Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping License designation on driver's licenses and ID Cards now available

    West Virginia DMV and DNR working together to provide opportunity           ...

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  11. January 30, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 26-30, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 29, 2015 Anderson Lake ...

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  12. January 30, 2015
    West Virginia State Parks are for Sweethearts in February

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Valentine’s Day, Feb, 14, falls on a Saturday in 2015, and West Virginia...

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  13. January 28, 2015
    Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center

    37th Anniversary Celebration Planned      FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. - For the 37th year, French Creek Freddie...

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  14. January 28, 2015
    What’s new for 2015? Take a look during the Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort State Park Feb 2-4, 2015

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Business and gift shop retailers looking for new and trending resale items...

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  15. January 23, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 19-23, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 19, 2015 Barboursville Lake ...

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  16. January 22, 2015
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,016 Fall Turkeys in 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary figures for the 2014 fall turkey hunting season reveal that 1,016...

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  17. January 16, 2015
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 104,223 Deer in 2014

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary counts of game...

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  18. January 16, 2015
    Winter weekends at Hawks Nest State Park are for entertainment

        ANSTED, West Virginia – From music to murder mysteries to magic, Hawks Nest State Park has...

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  19. January 16, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 12-16, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 12, 2015: Bullskin Run ...

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  20. January 15, 2015
    Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming returns; West Virginia’s New River Gorge featured in premiere episode

                 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - What’s it like to fish the rapids of...

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  21. January 14, 2015
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,385 Black Bears in 2014

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.–  West Virginia hunters...

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  22. January 12, 2015
    WVDNR Seeks Paintings for 2016 Wildlife Calendar; Submission Deadline is Feb. 20, 2015

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original wildlife...

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  23. January 9, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 5-9, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 5, 2015 Anthony Creek Blackwater...

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  24. January 7, 2015
    Scott Cain dulcimer performances Jan. 18 and 25 at North Bend State Park

        CAIRO, West Virginia – Fans of the dulcimer will enjoy hearing Parkersburg native Scott Cain perform live...

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  25. December 26, 2014
    "First Day" Hikes at West Virginia State Parks in 2015 Resolve to get outdoors

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – It's never early to think about New...

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  26. December 23, 2014
    Discover some of West Virginia’s state park lodges in January 2015 with a “WV50” $50 room rate

               SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – WV50 is a “visit a state park” discount rate...

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  27. December 23, 2014
    Beech Fork State Park responds to camping trends with online reservations in 2015

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – To meet demands of modern customers, online reservations are coming next...

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  28. December 22, 2014
    WVDEP, WVDNR hosting annual Christmas tree recycling event Jan. 3, 2015

               CHARLESTON, W.Va. - When all the lights and decorations have been...

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  29. December 18, 2014
    Mardi Gras Masquerade at Twin Falls State Park for New Year’s Eve

        MULLENS, West Virginia – Those celebrating New Year’s Eve at Twin Falls State Park will bring in 2015 by...

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  30. December 17, 2014
    West Virginia’s Canaan Valley State Park – pure winter fun

                DAVIS, West Virginia – Skiing and tubing at Canaan Valley Resort in...

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  31. December 12, 2014
    Deer Hunters in West Virginia harvest 37,277 bucks during the buck firearms season

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary data collected from game...

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  32. December 11, 2014
    Calling all bird lovers! North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 16-18, 2015, is “For the Birds”

               CAIRO, W.Va. – Bird lovers and other winter outdoors enthusiasts are invited to...

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  33. December 10, 2014
    New look Wonderful West Virginia magazine starts with January issue

    Subscribe in December for a chance to win a Canaan Valley Resort getaway             ...

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  34. December 10, 2014
    Mountaineer Food Bank receives $65,000 donation from 2014 Governor’s One Shot Deer Hunt event for Hunters Helping the Hungry

        GASSAWAY, W.Va. – Governor’s One Shot Committee members have presented a check to the Mountaineer Food Bank...

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  35. December 4, 2014
    Brian Sarfino to energize Terrain Park at Canaan Valley Resort

                 DAVIS, West Virginia – Canaan Valley Resort announces Brian Sarfino...

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  36. December 3, 2014
    Positive eDNA results for Asian carp found in the Ohio and Kanawha rivers

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

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  37. December 3, 2014
    Pipestem Resort State Park appeals to holiday travelers with free activities and events

                 PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Holiday travelers in West Virginia have...

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  38. December 2, 2014
    West Virginia DNR prepares for changeover to electronic licensing system effective Jan. 1, 2015

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

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  39. December 1, 2014
    Knee Hockey: new fun activity at Chief Logan Lodge; “Hat Trick” sports family and youth group lodging rate in effect

        LOGAN, West Virginia – West Virginia’s state park system is adding another recreation twist to encourage...

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  40. November 26, 2014
    Additional deer muzzleloader stamps (Class RM) must be purchased before Dec. 8

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia hunters are...

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  41. November 25, 2014
    Canaan Valley Resort Opens 2014-2014 Ski Season Saturday, Nov. 29

                DAVIS, West Virginia – The 2014-15 winter ski season kicks off this...

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  42. November 21, 2014
    Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Deer hunters...

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  43. November 21, 2014
    Natural Resources Police Officer Jonathan R. Casto receives West Virginia Officer of the Year Award

                PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 2014 Natural Resources...

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  44. November 20, 2014
    Historical Christmas Ornament Features Pinnacle Rock State Park

                BRAMWELL, West Virginia – The Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of...

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  45. November 20, 2014
    Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration

    Dec. 4, 2014, 7 p.m., Harless Community Center, Gilbert, Mingo County          ...

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  46. November 19, 2014
    Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks are turkey calls for a fuss-free Thanksgiving

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Restaurants at West Virginia’s...

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  47. November 18, 2014
    Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014

    Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) must be purchased prior to Nov. 24        ...

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  48. November 18, 2014
    2014 West Virginia deer gun season fact sheet

    •    The West Virginia buck firearms season is Nov. 24 – Dec. 6, 2014. It is open in all counties except Logan...

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  49. November 18, 2014
    Venison is an excellent low-fat alternative to beef

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As West Virginia’s hunters take...

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  50. November 14, 2014
    Snow making underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park; winter skiing and snow tubing comes early to the valley

                 DAVIS, West Virginia – Ski and tubing slopes got their first snow...

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  51. November 13, 2014
    Trees of Our Heritage – Holiday Open House, Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – The Blennerhassett Museum’s Holiday Open House, featuring the popular annual...

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  52. November 13, 2014
    Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s easy to report hunting or fishing...

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  53. November 13, 2014
    Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates Dec. 5 or Dec. 6, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in...

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  54. November 7, 2014
    Public meeting to determine interest in West Virginia elk restoration

    Nov. 13, 2014, 7 p.m., Chief Logan Lodge, Logan County            ...

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  56. November 6, 2014
    “First Day” Hikes at West Virginia State Parks in 2015 - Resolve to get outdoors

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s not too early to think about New Year’s resolutions, and a good one would...

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  57. November 6, 2014
    Pipestem Resort State Park adds marked jogging routes for visitors to get their “Vitamin N” (Nature)

                 PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Aided by local coach and running...

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  58. November 6, 2014
    West Virginia DNR Law Enforcement Section offers tree stand safety tips

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – November is a big month for...

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  59. November 3, 2014
    A cappella trio Bare Bones to perform at Twin Falls Resort Nov. 8, 2014

               MULLENS, West Virginia – An evening with dinner and great music by a...

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  60. October 31, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks are Something Special - Gift Card Program include “Something Extra” when visiting in 2015

                   SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s the time of year for ...

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  61. October 30, 2014
    Special lodging rates at West Virginia State Parks recognize veterans Nov. 1-16, 2014

    Special golf play discount at Pipestem and Twin Falls state parks Nov. 11           ...

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  62. October 29, 2014
    Outdoor-indoor events at West Virginia State Parks lead to Thanksgiving

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – A cornucopia of November activities...

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  63. October 28, 2014
    Voters select West Virginia State Parks Supt. Jesse Anderson ServiceWear Apparel 2014 Park Ranger of the Year

                 CHARLESTON, West Virginia – ServiceWear Apparel has announced Jesse...

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  64. October 27, 2014
    Detour at Bluestone State Park entrance Nov. 3 – Dec. 10 during bridge construction

             HINTON, West Virginia –The entrance to Bluestone State Park will be temporarily closed...

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  65. October 27, 2014
    The Bow Shop (Clarksburg) to host next Archery in the Schools instructor training Dec. 4, 2014

                CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of...

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  66. October 27, 2014
    Cass Scenic Railroad to join state-owned West Virginia Central Railroad

        CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources Monday announced that it will...

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  67. October 24, 2014
    2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s trapping...

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  68. October 24, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Oct. 20-24, 2014

                ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of...

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  69. October 23, 2014
    Stonewall Jackson Lake Fishing Tournament Selection Meeting Oct. 27

    ROANOKE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will host the drawing for 2015...

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  70. October 23, 2014
    Babcock State Park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill featured on U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail® stamp

                 CLIFFTOP, West Virginia – The iconic Glade Creek Grist Mill at...

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  71. October 21, 2014
    Pipestem State Park’s fall 2014 Trout Wrangler registration extended; 2015 spring dates announced

                PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Due to high demand, registration for the...

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  72. October 21, 2014
    West Virginia drivers should take extra caution to avoid deer collisions during the fall months

                     ELKINS, W.Va. - The West Virginia...

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  73. October 21, 2014
    West Virginia’s 2014 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 25

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Wild boar firearms season in West...

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  74. October 20, 2014
    Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt and Banquet Oct. 24-25 at Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.

        ROANOKE, W.Va. – The 2014 West Virginia Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt event will take place Oct. 24...

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  75. October 20, 2014
    Ride the Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25

                 CASS, West Virginia – Tickets are still available for the annual...

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  76. October 17, 2014
    SPOOKY Night Tours at West Virginia Wildlife Center Oct. 24 and 25

                FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The name says it all: SPOOKY Night...

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  77. October 16, 2014
    Firearm antlerless deer hunting opportunity starts in October

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Deer hunters...

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  78. October 16, 2014
    National forest and wildlife management area roads in West Virginia open to hunters with disabilities

          SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Physically-challenged hunters possessing a Class Q/QQ hunting permit may...

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  79. October 16, 2014
    Quilters Get-A-Way Weekend at North Bend State Park Oct. 22– 26

                 CAIRO, West Virginia – Enjoy the peaceful setting that North Bend...

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  80. October 16, 2014
    Blennerhassett Island State Park adds final fall dinner riverboat cruise Oct. 25, 2014

               PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A final fall dinner and cruise is scheduled...

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  81. October 16, 2014
    Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography Excursion at Pipestem Resort State Park Oct. 24-26, 2014

                 PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Join Pipestem State Park Naturalist Julie...

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  82. October 10, 2014
    Are you a “trout wrangler?” You can be one at Pipestem State Park Oct. 28 - Nov. 23, 2014

    Registration Closes Oct. 15     PIPESTEM, West Virginia – “Trout Wrangler” is a fly fishing experience at...

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  83. October 10, 2014
    Canaan Valley Resort getting ready for winter recreation season; seasonal job fair scheduled Oct. 18

               DAVIS, West Virginia – It’s only the beginning of autumn, but that means it...

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  84. October 10, 2014
    2014 Fall Trout Stockings Begin Oct. 14

    First daily stocking reports available on the WVDNR’s Facebook page          ...

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  85. October 9, 2014
    DNR acquires two new wildlife management areas in Preston County

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two new wildlife management areas...

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  86. October 9, 2014
    Big game harvests to be checked at an official game checking stations

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With a variety of hunting seasons...

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  87. October 8, 2014
    West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opens Oct. 11

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The fall wild turkey hunting...

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  88. October 6, 2014
    Celebrate the heron at Beech Fork State Park during Heron Fest Oct. 11

                BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Heron Fest is a family fun day at West...

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  89. October 6, 2014
    Blennerhassett Island by Night… The Mansion by Candlelight Tour Oct. 10 and 11, 2014

                 PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – What was it like to live on an island...

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  90. October 6, 2014
    Ten miles of fall foliage viewing at North Bend State Park Oct. 11

            CAIRO, West Virginia – Take a hike on the North Bend Rail Trail Oct. 11 and enjoy 10...

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  91. October 2, 2014
    “Life in the River” – a guided nature walk on Blennerhassett Island Oct. 4, 2014

                PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A visit to Blennerhassett Island...

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  92. October 2, 2014
    North Bend State Park fills October weekends with fun events

        CAIRO, West Virginia – October weekends at North Bend State Park in Ritchie County are a cornucopia of...

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  93. October 1, 2014
    Celebrate “Park-tober” in West Virginia State Parks with fall discounts and activities

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Fall kicks in during October, and West Virginia State Parks are celebrating...

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  94. September 26, 2014
    Bowhunters wanted! DNR needs volunteers for Bowhunter Survey

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the opening of archery...

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  95. September 26, 2014
    West Virginia’s deer, bear and boar archery seasons open Sept. 27

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s 2014 archery...

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  96. September 25, 2014
    Get the latest information about West Virginia hunting, fishing and wildlife on Facebook and Twitter

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

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  97. September 25, 2014
    West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 27-28

    Exhibition archer Byron Ferguson will perform four shows Sept. 27 and 28 during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting...

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  98. September 25, 2014
    Colorful High Country Hotspots

    The majority of foliage in the Dolly Sods area was nearing peak Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy West Virginia Division of...

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  99. September 24, 2014
    West Virginia Fall Foliage Reports Start Sept. 25, 2014

    Department of Commerce’s state foresters will provide leaf peepers with colorful routes and other information through...

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  100. September 24, 2014
    Final Walk Between the Parks event Oct. 4 at Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls state parks

                 DAVIS, West Virginia– The final Walk Between the Parks event of 2014...

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