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West Virginia spring turkey harvest declined in 2019

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
Preliminary data indicates spring turkey hunters harvested 11,210 gobblers in 2019, according to Mike Peters, Game Bird and Small Game Project Leader for the...

West Virginia’s 2019 spring gobbler season opens April 15

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
West Virginia’s 2019 four-week spring gobbler season opens Monday, April 15, and runs through May 11. Hunters can harvest one bearded bird per day...

W.Va. to host statewide public hunting, fishing meetings

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings across the state on proposed hunting, trapping, and fishing regulations March 11-12 from...

Natural Resources Commission to meet Feb. 24

Young hunter in the field in West Virginia
The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its quarterly meeting Sunday, Feb. 24, at the DNR Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South...

Hunters harvest 108,856 deer during fall-Jan. seasons

White-tailed deer in West Virginia
Hunters in West Virginia registered 108,856 white-tailed deer through West Virginia's electronic game-checking system during the recently completed seasons, according to the state Division...

2018-'19 bear harvest in W.Va. declined, still 6th highest

A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia
West Virginia hunters harvested 2,606 bears during the combined 2018 archery and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, black-bear project leader for the state...

Addington headlines W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show Jan. 25-27

Frank Addington, Jr., takes aim at aspirin at the W.Va. Hunting and Fishing Show.
Frank Addington Jr.’s Amazing Archery Show returns to Charleston to headline the annual West Virginia Hunting & Fishing Show, set for January 25-27 in...

First Mountaineer Heritage hunting season set Jan. 10-13

A hunter roams the West Virginia forest Illustration c. 1861 from Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother).
Big-game hunters in West Virginia will have the opportunity to take part in West Virginia’s first "Mountaineer Heritage Season" this week. Running Thursday-through-Sunday, Jan. 10-13,...

W.Va. trappers and hunters must tag fur-bearing catch

An otter paddles in a pond in West Virginia.
Officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources are reminding trappers of beaver, bobcat, fishers, and otters that they are required to electronically register...

Gas developer helps fund restoration in wildlife-management area

Greg Dotson, director of environmental health and safety for Eureka Midstream, presented the $75,000 to the Mid-Ohio Valley Branch of Quality Deer Management Association at the 2018 Mountaineer QDMA banquet in Morgantown, West Virginia.
A large-scale, cooperative wildlife-habitat enhancement project has been initiated in the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in southern Wetzel County with a $75,000 donation...

2018 buck firearm season in W.Va. opens Nov. 19

Deer hunting is an increasingly popular sport in West Virginia.
The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, and runs through Dec. 1, according to the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources,...

Wild game — a low-fat, high-protein alternative in W.Va.

Volunteers prepare deer meat to be distributed to West Virginians in need through the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Photo courtesy W.Va. DNR.
Wild game provides a low-fat, high-protein alternative to beef or other commercial meats, says a wildlife biologist with the West Virginia Division of Natural...

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