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Seasons set for sora, snipe, woodcock, mourning dove, Virginia rails

Mourning Doves pair on a leafless branch in West Virginia.
West Virginia's 2018-2019 hunting season dates and bag limits for sora, woodcock, mourning dove, common snipe, and Virginia rails have been set by the...

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...

Spring turkey harvest in West Virginia reaches 15-year high

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
Turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 12,274 gobblers in spring 2018 — a 15-year high and a six-percent increase over 2017, according to preliminary...

Fifty elk to be released "softly" into W.Va. in re-populaton effort

More than 20 calves could join the herd of elk being released in W.Va.
Fifty elk will be released "softly" into the mountains of southern West Virginia this summer in an effort to reestablish the animal in its...

Governor signs bill to allow Sunday hunting on public lands in...

Turkey hunting, Fayette County, Adventures on the Gorge
The West Virginia governor signed Senate Bill 451 Thursday to permit Sunday hunting on public lands following its overwhelming passage during the recent legislative...

Arizona elk to be released in Logan County, W.Va.

Fifty-one elk completed their journey from Arizona and were released into a holding facility in Logan County earlier this month, the W.Va. Division of...

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

A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia
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...

W.Va. DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2019 calendar

Re-introduced to West Virginia, an elk is featured on the front of the new W.Va. DNR wildlife 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....

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

Deer crossing rural road in West Virginia
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...

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

White-tailed Buck
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...

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

A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is conducting a study of state residents’ opinions on and attitudes toward black bears and black bear...

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

Biologists are predicting a good season for small-game trappers and hunters.
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...


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