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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,...

DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for display

A family visits the National Hunting and Fishing Day display in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for its big buck and trophy fish display...

New hand-fishing season opens June 15 in W.Va.

Catfish may be taken by hand in W.Va.
A new West Virginia "noodling" or hand-fishing season launches June 15, according to the state Division of Natural Resources. A law passed during the 2018...

Conaway Run Lake facilities to close during repair

Conaway Run Lake forms behind an inpoundment in the Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area.
As part of the dam-safety program of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Conaway Run Lake, near Middlebourne, in Tyler County, is undergoing...

Biologists find success restoring trout in eastern panhandle

Biologist Brandon Keplinger (center) works with staff to restore trout populations.
Biologists with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources have released fingerling brook trout into a tributary of the Cacapon River with the help...

Little Beaver lake nominated to ‘mom-approved” list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...

Invasive snakehead fish dumped in Berkeley County stream

Invasive Northern Snakehead dumped in Opequon Creek according to state, federal officials.
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources and U.S. Geological Survey have confirmed that a northern snakehead fish was killed in another body of water...

DNR expands W.Va. Gold Rush trout stockings by 20 waters

Your chances of striking gold during the special West Virginia Gold Rush trout stockings April 2-6 have increased. Due to growing interest and excitement,...

The Jug among more peculiar W.Va. geographic features

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

W.Va. DNR publishes Friday and Saturday trout stockings

Friday and Saturday trout stockings will begin March 2 in waters within and near selected West Virginia state parks.
In an effort to encourage families and new anglers to enjoy fishing this spring, the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources is publishing the locations...

With changes, W.Va. trout stocking begins Jan. 2

A trout is released into a West Virginia stream
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will start its 2018 trout stocking season January 2, though two stocking locales will be added to the...

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