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"The Jug" among more peculiar W.Va. geographic features

Aerial image of the Jug
MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. — Long before I'd seen it, I'd become fascinated by the idea of visiting "The Jug" on Middle Island Creek, one of...

Applications being accepted for McClintic waterfowl hunt

Canada geese groom at the McClintic Wildlife Management Area near Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area, near Point Pleasant,...

West Virginia to introduce more elk, create new elk visitor center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will introduce 40 new elk to the Mountain State’s growing herd in 2024 and create...

West Virginia seeks public input for statewide river otter project

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources has launched a citizen science project to identify the distribution of river otters across...

Biologist: young wild animals in spring are best left alone

A fawn halts in a West Virginia field. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
They may be cute, they may seem cuddly, but young wild animals are best left alone—for their sake as well as ours, says Tyler...


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