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Recreation

Welcome to the Recreation news category at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Recreation guide for information about indoor and outdoor recreation in West Virginia.

Special antlerless deer hunt set for Oct. 20, Dec. 26-27

A West Virginia youth learns the operation of the bow-and-arrow. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
The first day of a three-day special antlerless deer-hunting season has been set for Oct. 20, and the second and third day for Dec....

Park Service to host meeting on climbing at New, Gauley

Climbing near New River Gorge Bridge
The National Park Service is inviting members of the public who have an interest in climbing at New River Gorge National River and Gauley...

Southern extent of tamarack highlight of Cranesville Swamp

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4pMpC4ieNw If you're a Canadian, chances are that tamaracks are nothing new. But if you're a West Virginian, you've probably never seen one. That's because...

West Virginia’s fall wild-turkey season opens Oct. 13

A wild turkey puffs up while strutting through the West Virginia forest.
West Virginia’s fall wild-turkey season opens Oct.13 — the third year that all 55 counties will have at least a one-week fall season and...

Hiking through spruce at Walter Nature Park

David Sibray hikes through a grove of Norway Spruce at Walter Nature Park in Putnam County.video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-USSOmZkMA I had the opportunity to walk the one-mile loop trail at Walter Nature Park near Winfield, West Virginia, in Putnam County, a delightful path...

DNR: autumn trout stocking pushed back to help spawn

Trout being stocked in WV State Parks
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock 26 streams and 11 lakes in the Mountain State with trout during the weeks of...

Eventful and colorful, October ideal for rafting in West Virginia

Raftload on Gauley River, River Expeditions
October may be the biggest month yet when it comes to whitewater rafting in West Virginia. Autumn color, Halloween fun, and the epic Bridge...

Too soon? West Virginia’s Canaan Valley readies for skiing

Snowboarders overlook the Canaan Valley from Canaan Valley Resort.
Is it too soon to talk about skiing? — not in the highest peaks in the Appalachian Mountains, in which snow is expected in...

W.Va. to boost golden-trout stocking programs in 2019

A youth watches golden trout swim at a West Virginia wildlife exhibit.
The West Virginia Gold Rush—special stocking of golden rainbow trout—will return in 2019 with more fish and new locations, according to Stephen McDaniel, director...

W.Va.’s largest hunting-fishing show set for Sept. 22-23

A youth learns to cast at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County for West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22-23,...

2018 archery and crossbow seasons in W.Va. open Sept. 29

An archer in the West Virginia forest draws his bow. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
Archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear, and wild boar will open Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in West Virginia, and its archery...

Hike on Alice Knight Trail leads to beloved W.Va. waterfall

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHISh1sHq3I I could hardly have chosen a more sweltering afternoon on which to hike the Alice Knight Memorial Trail — a 1.1-mile loop that follows...

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