Saturday, January 20, 2018


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A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia

DNR reports second highest bear kill in W.Va. history

Hunters in West Virginia harvested 3,160 black bears during the combined 2017 archery and firearms seasons, which is the second highest recorded bear kill...
Re-introduced to West Virginia, an elk is featured on the front of the new W.Va. DNR wildlife calendar.

W.Va. DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2019 calendar

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2019 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar....
Deer crossing rural road in West Virginia

DNR: West Virginia hunters harvested 108,160 deer in 2017

Preliminary counts indicate hunters harvested 108,160 white-tailed deer in West Virginia during the 2017 hunting seasons. The 2017 harvest was four percent below the...
White-tailed Buck

West Virginia’s buck, antlerless-deer seasons open Nov. 20

West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season will start Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, and run through Dec. 2. Hunters should see plenty of deer this year due to...
A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia

State to poll residents regarding black bears in W.Va.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is conducting a study of state residents’ opinions on and attitudes toward black bears and black bear...
Biologists are predicting a good season for small-game trappers and hunters.

Small-game hunting seasons in W.Va. commence mid-October

Hunting and trapping seasons for small game in West Virginia will commence in mid-October, and wildlife biologists with the state Division of Natural Resources...