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  1. December 6, 2016
    Deer hunters in West Virginia harvest 45,871 bucks during the 2016 buck firearms season

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicate deer hunters in West...

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  2. December 5, 2016
    December surplus trout stocking

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock trout in selected streams and lakes...

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  3. November 22, 2016
    “Opt to Be Outside” at a West Virginia State Park on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

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  4. November 18, 2016
    2016 West Virginia deer firearms season fact sheet

    The West Virginia buck firearms season is Nov. 21 – Dec. 3, 2016. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo,...

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  5. November 16, 2016
    WVDNR urges hunters to know their DNR ID number before buck firearms season

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. –The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) urges hunters to make sure they know their DNR...

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  6. November 15, 2016
    DNR Wildlife Resources Section files procedural rules for review

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Division of Natural Resources has filed procedural rule changes with the Secretary of State’s ...

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  7. November 14, 2016
    Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 21...

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  8. November 14, 2016
    Hunters in Hampshire and Hardy counties must submit harvested deer for mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease testing

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – To prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, hunters must take all deer harvested on Nov. 21...

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  9. November 14, 2016
    Hunters in Hampshire and Hardy counties must submit harvested deer for mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease testing

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – To prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, hunters must take all deer harvested on Nov. 21...

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  10. November 9, 2016
    West Virginia’s buck and antlerless deer firearms seasons open Nov. 21, 2016

    Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) must be purchased before Nov. 21 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s...

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  11. November 7, 2016
    Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 21...

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  12. November 7, 2016
    Stocking Stuffer Art and Craft Show at Pipestem Resort State Park, Nov. 19, 2016

    PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem Resort State Park is offering a new event this year that allows visitors to do some early holiday...

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  13. November 7, 2016
    Wood carving workshop at Blackwater Falls State Park Nov. 12, 2016 Chief’s Challenge Weekend activities Nov. 11-13

    DAVIS, W.Va. – Join renowned wood carver Nathan “Nate” Parr for a basic woodcarving workshop at Blackwater Falls State Park...

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  14. November 1, 2016
    Trappers and hunters must tag furbearers; West Virginia’s trapping seasons begin Nov. 5, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The furbearer trapping seasons in West Virginia open Nov. 5, 2016. Trappers harvesting beaver, bobcat...

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  15. October 26, 2016
    Saw-whet owl banding at Valley Falls State Park Oct. 28-29; Nov. 4-5, 2016

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Four late-autumn evenings at Valley Falls State Park stand to provide a memorable experience for bird...

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  16. October 25, 2016
    Beer, Bourbon & BBQ culinary event Nov. 12, 2016, at Stonewall Resort “Yuengs & Wings” pairing Nov. 11

    ROANOKE, W.Va. – Stonewall Resort’s culinary team and a host of area breweries and spirit providers have teamed up to present...

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  17. October 21, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Oct. 17-21, 2016

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 17-21, 2016: Anthony Creek Big Clear Creek ...

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  18. October 20, 2016
    Three-day West Virginia antlerless deer hunt runs Oct. 20-22 on private land only

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The first split of the antlerless deer firearms hunting season opens today, Oct. 20, and runs...

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  19. October 18, 2016
    2017 West Virginia Wildlife Calendars are available

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – "The 2017 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy,"...

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  20. October 17, 2016
    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources promotes wild game as healthy alternative

    Highlights success of the Hunters Helping the Hungry program SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s abundant wildlife...

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  21. October 17, 2016
    Drivers should watch for deer during fall months

    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) urges motorists to take extra caution while ...

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  22. October 17, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Oct. 11-14, 2016

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 11-21, 2016: Anthony Creek Big Clear Creek ...

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  23. October 12, 2016
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1pm, Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center, Logan, WV

    LOGAN, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23,...

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  24. October 6, 2016
    2016 West Virginia fall trout stockings begin Oct. 11, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2016 fall trout stocking will take place the weeks of Oct. 11 and Oct. 17, according to Paul...

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  25. October 6, 2016
    West Virginia “Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook” now available

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2016 “Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook” is now available on the West Virginia Division of...

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  26. October 5, 2016
    West Virginia’s wild boar firearms season is Oct. 22-29, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 2016 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 22, runs through Oct. 29, and is open to...

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  27. October 5, 2016
    Youth, Class Q/QQ and Senior Citizen (Class XS) Special Split Antlerless Deer Season Oct. 15, Dec. 26- 27, 2016

    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The three-day special antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with disabilities (Class Q/QQ...

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  28. October 4, 2016
    Tu-Endie-Wei State Park participates in Battle Days at Point Pleasant Oct. 7-9, 2016

    POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – Tu-Endie-Wei State Park will participate in the annual Battle Days celebration at Point Pleasant...

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  29. October 3, 2016
    West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board approves eight cities for Sunday “brunch bill” status

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - At its meeting Oct. 3, 2016, in Morgantown, the Municipal Home Rule Board approved eight Home Rule...

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  30. September 27, 2016
    Mansion by Candlelight at Blennerhassett Island State Park Oct. 14 and 15, 2016; Make reservations by Oct. 1

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Enjoy autumn at Blennerhassett Island State Park’s Mansion by Candlelight event Oct. 14 and 15, 2016. For...

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  31. September 23, 2016
    New purple paint posting option on private land now available in West Virginia

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. ­– In addition to the traditional ways of posting land, West Virginia landowners now have another...

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  32. September 23, 2016
    "Sticks & Stones" 15K Trail Run Oct. 8, 2016, at Babcock State Park

    CLIFFTOP, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks today announced the Sticks & Stones Trail Run at Babcock State Park, scheduled ...

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  33. September 22, 2016
    West Virginia State Parks join the National Parks Service’s Hidden History Weekend in the New River Gorge Sept. 23-25, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state parks in the New River Gorge region will participate in the National Park Service...

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  34. September 22, 2016
    Start the fall season with West Virginia state parks special events

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The start of the 2016 fall season kicks off special autumn events at West Virginia State Parks. In ...

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  35. August 29, 2016
    Learn to kayak and rappel at North Bend State Park Sept. 3, 2016

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  36. August 25, 2016
    SeptemberFest at Blackwater Falls State Park moves to weekend of Sept. 16–18, 2016

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  37. August 24, 2016
    Hunters required to obtain landowner permission; Purple paint posting in effect

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  38. August 24, 2016
    Beech Fork State Park stretches summer fun through August and September

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  39. August 23, 2016
    National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration to be held at Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 17–18, 2016

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  40. August 23, 2016
    Migratory game bird hunting seasons set by new regulatory process this year

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  41. August 17, 2016
    West Virginia waterfowl seasons set for 2016–2017

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  42. August 17, 2016
    Forage for wild foods during the 49th annual Nature Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park Sept. 16–18, 2016

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  43. August 17, 2016
    West Virginia’s 2016-2017 seasons set for mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe, sora and Virginia rails

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  44. August 11, 2016
    Mealmaster Cabin Special at Seneca State Forest

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  45. August 10, 2016
    West Virginia's Canada goose and mourning dove seasons open Sept. 1, 2016

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  46. August 10, 2016
    View the Perseid meteor shower at Blackwater Falls and Beech Fork state parks Aug. 11 and 12, 2016

    DAVIS and BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. –Dark night skies above Blackwater Falls State Park will offer excellent views of the annual...

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  47. August 8, 2016
    West Virginia State Park lodges to host Bridal Expos Aug. 21

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks have announced plans for the first-ever West Virginia State Parks Bridal...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. June 13, 2016
    Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. May 5, 2016
    Celebrate summer at Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area

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

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

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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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