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

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

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

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. May 5, 2016
    Celebrate summer at Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area

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

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

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. April 14, 2016
    Trophy trout lurking for catch-and-release in April and May at Pipestem Resort State Park

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

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. April 1, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of March 28 – April 1, 2016

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

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. February 12, 2016
    Walk It Off at Pipestem Resort State Park Feb. 18 and 21, 2016

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

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  74. February 12, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 8-12, 2016

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

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  75. February 11, 2016
    Learn about West Virginia mussels at North Bend State Park, Feb 25

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

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  76. February 11, 2016
    Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park Feb. 27, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Feb. 11,...

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  77. February 10, 2016
    Full Moon Hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park February – April 2016

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

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  78. February 10, 2016
    West Virginia seasons end soon for furbearer trapping and hunting

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

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  79. February 9, 2016
    WV Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation awards to DNR Wildlife and Law Enforcement

    Joshua Allison presented with “Making Tracks Award,”  Natural Resources Police Officer Justin Stewart  ...

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  80. February 5, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 1-5, 2016

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

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  81. February 4, 2016
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting Feb. 21, South Charleston

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

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  82. February 1, 2016
    A Night of Illusion (and dinner) at Hawks Nest State Park with John Slicer Feb. 6, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Feb. 1,...

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  83. January 27, 2016
    Jonas moves on, Canaan Valley Resort has best skiing in 2016 with savings and snow galore

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 27,...

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  84. January 26, 2016
    Winter Lecture Series brightens Sundays in February at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

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

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  85. January 25, 2016
    Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center; live streaming available on Facebook

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

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  86. January 22, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 18-22, 2016

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

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  87. January 20, 2016
    Dinner theaters and Saturday shows return to Hawks Nest State Park

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

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  88. January 19, 2016
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 138,493 Deer in 2015

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

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  89. January 15, 2016
    What's new for 2016? Take a look during the Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort State Park, Feb. 1-3, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 18,...

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  90. January 15, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 11-15, 2016

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

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  91. January 13, 2016
    West Virginia hunters set record by harvesting 3,195 black bears in 2015

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

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  92. January 13, 2016
    DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2017 calendar

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

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  93. January 8, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 4-8, 2016

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

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  94. January 7, 2016
    Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State: Follow the Yellow Brick Road with winter hikes and other activities Jan. 15-17, 2016

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

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  95. January 6, 2016
    11th annual Winter Eagle Survey of the Pipestem Area Jan. 9, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 6,...

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  96. January 6, 2016
    WVU Mountaineer, Michael Garcia at North Bend State Park Jan. 10

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 6,...

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  97. December 29, 2015
    West Virginia's trout stocking begins Jan. 4; WVDNR announces changes for 2016

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

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  98. December 28, 2015
    Hike in 2016 at West Virginia's state parks and forests - a state parks chief's challenge

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

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  99. December 23, 2015
    Beech Fork State Park online campsite reservations continue in 2016

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

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  100. December 23, 2015
    Golf, sporting clay shooting and skiing available at Canaan Valley Resort during the holidays

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Dec. 23,...

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