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  1. January 19, 2017
    DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2018 calendar

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2018 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Wildlife Resources Section...

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  2. January 17, 2017
    Presentation featuring Railroads of Ritchie County scheduled at North Bend State Park, Jan. 22, 2017

      CAIRO, W.Va. – Railroad history buffs and train enthusiasts are invited to a special presentation about “The Railroads of Ritchie County” Jan. 22 at North Bend State Park. David Scott, president of the Ritchie County Historical Society,...

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  3. January 17, 2017
    Charge your electric car at Twin Falls Resort State beginning Jan. 20, 2017 Opening ceremony at 11 a.m.

    MULLENS, W.Va. – Beginning Jan. 20, you can charge your Tesla and other electric or hybrid vehicles at Twin Falls Resort State Park near Mullens. An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m., and the public is invited. A...

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  4. January 17, 2017
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 9-13, 2017

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 9, 2017: Anderson Lake Bullskin Run Cedar Creek Lake Chief Cornstalk Lake Chief Logan Pond Curtisville Lake Elk River Evitts Run ...

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  5. January 10, 2017
    West Virginia hunters harvest 112,384 deer in 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary counts indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 112,384 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks firearms, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons,...

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  6. January 10, 2017
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 3-6, 2017

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 3, 2017: Anthony Creek Barboursville Lake Cranberry River Fitzpatrick Lake Gandy Creek Glady Fork James P. Bailey Tailwaters Knapps...

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  7. January 10, 2017
    West Virginia hunters harvest 3,012 black bears in 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia hunters harvested 3,012 black bears during the combined 2016 archery, crossbow and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project leader for the West Virginia Division...

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  8. January 9, 2017
    Gift Buyers Marketplace to be held at Pipestem Resort State Park Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2017

    PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Business and gift shop retailers looking for new and trending resale items for 2017 are invited to attend Pipestem Resort State Park’s Gift Buyers Marketplace Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2017.  “This is an annual marketplace that...

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  9. January 5, 2017
    Lifeguard training class at Pipestem Resort State Park, Jan. 20-22, 2017

    PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem Resort State Park is offering a three-day lifeguard training course Jan. 20 - 22, 2017. The classes will be conducted in the McKeever Lodge indoor pool. Class times will be held 5:30 - 10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m....

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  10. December 15, 2016
    Advanced ski runs at Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area open Dec. 16, earliest in 45 years

    DAVIS, W.Va. – Beginning the weekend of Dec. 16, Canaan Valley Resort State Park skiers can defy gravity (#DefyGravity). That’s when Gravity, the resort’s most advanced downhill run, opens along with two other advanced runs – Lower Canaan Curve...

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  11. December 12, 2016
    Celebrate the 45th year of skiing at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

    DAVIS, W.Va. – Canaan Valley Resort State Park’s Ski Area is now open for the season and celebrating its45th anniversary year.  “For 45 years, we have provided both residents and visitors alike with a one-of-a-kind recreational experience,...

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  12. December 12, 2016
    West Virginia State Parks 2017 season golf passes now available

    Updated passes include play at four courses and special rates at Stonewall Resort’s Palmer course SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Golfers who purchase or receive West Virginia State Parks season golf passes for 2017 will have the opportunity for...

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  13. December 12, 2016
    West Virginia State Parks gift cards offer special coupons if purchased by Dec. 16, 2016

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Getting “Somethings Extra” is always a good thing when purchasing gifts, and West Virginia State Parks are offering several extra coupons when gift cards are purchased by Dec. 16, 2016. Somethings Extra are eight...

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  14. December 12, 2016
    West Virginia hunters check in more than 2,000 fall turkeys in 2016, up 82 percent from 2015

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary numbers show fall turkey hunters checked in 2,066 turkeys this fall, according to Chris Ryan, supervisor of Game Management Services for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). This was the...

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  15. 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 Virginia harvested 45,871 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season which ran from Nov. 21 through Dec. 3, 2016,...

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  16. 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 during the month of December, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. “We have surplus...

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