Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area

The 1,162 acre Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is dominated by mixed hardwood forests and open fields with slopes that rang from 1,880 feet to 2,880 feet in elevation above sea level. The area is located on the northwest slope of Briery Mountain. Game commonly taken in the  management area include deer, grouse, bear, squirrel, and turkey. An annual hunting permit must be acquired to hunt at Briery Mountain.

Directions: The Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located in central Preston County approximately seven miles south of Kingwood, WV, and 10 miles southwest of Terra Alta, WV. Access to Briery Mountain is located off CR-7/13 which intersects WV-7. The Wildlife Management Area bisects CR-86/4. The area may be closed intermittently when it is bein used for military training exercises. Camping is prohibited.

The Briery Mountain WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Briery Mountain Public Hunting & Fishing Area. Briery Mountain, one of the westernmost mountains in the Allegheny Mountains Range, runs southwest-to-northeast through northeastern Preston County.

Hotels near Briery Mountain WMA

Kingwood (WV) Hotels
Terra Alta (WV) Hotels

Regional Information

The Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located in the Monongahela Valley Region in northeastern West Virginia near the Allegheny Highlands Region.

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