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  1. March 23, 2015
    Babcock State Park increasing reservable campsites in 2015

        CLIFFTOP, West Virginia – Responding to numerous visitor requests, Babcock State Park in Fayette County is...

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  2. March 20, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 16-20, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 16, 2015   Anawalt Lake ...

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  3. March 19, 2015
    Mark Clarke Named Wildlife Manager of the Year, DNR Cpl. Michael Sibole presented Sharp Spur Award by WV NWTF

                FLATWOODS, W.Va. - Mark Clarke, wildlife manager on the...

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  4. March 19, 2015
    “Today’s catch” photo on social media results in WVDNR citations issued for nearly 50 poached trout in Greenbrier County

                BECKLEY, W.Va. – Following up complaints in person and by...

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  5. March 18, 2015
    Spring Cleanup at Beech Fork State Park April 4

        BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Volunteer assistance is welcomed at the 7th annual Spring Cleanup at Beech...

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  6. March 17, 2015
    11th Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show continues through March 22 at Blennerhassett Museum; Quilt Appraisals March 21

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia –The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History’s 11th annual Mid-Ohio Valley...

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  7. March 17, 2015
    “Pickin' in the Park” Guitar Weekend at Twin Falls Resort State Park March 20-22, 2015

        MULLENS, West Virginia – Who wants to learn to play the guitar, or learn to play it better?    ...

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  8. March 13, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 9-13, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 9, 2015   Anthony Creek Back...

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  9. March 6, 2015
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 2-6, 2015

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 2, 2015   Barboursville Lake ...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. February 23, 2015
    West Virginia seasons end for furbearer trapping and hunting Feb. 28

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. January 16, 2015
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 104,223 Deer in 2014

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

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. January 14, 2015
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,385 Black Bears in 2014

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

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. November 21, 2014
    Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season

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

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

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

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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. November 7, 2014
    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN UNVEILS FINAL LICENSE PLATE IN WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE DESIGN SERIES

    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN UNVEILS FINAL LICENSE PLATE IN WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE DESIGN SERIES Governor encourages West Virginians to...

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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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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  76. October 24, 2014
    2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1

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

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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. October 16, 2014
    Firearm antlerless deer hunting opportunity starts in October

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

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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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