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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.

W.Va. promotes spring trout-stocking schedule

A father and daughter enjoy family fishing trip in West Virginia. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
In an effort to encourage families and new anglers to enjoy fishing during the spring 2019 season, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources...

Help build guide to booming West Virginia paddling events

Racers on stand-up paddleboards ply the New River near Fayetteville, West Virginia. Photo courtesy Active SWV.
Paddling sports such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are increasing in popularity in the Mountain State, and editors at West Virginia Explorer are asking...

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...

Canaan Valley ski area to remain open through March 17

Youth ride a lift at Canaan Valley Resort. Photo courtesy Canaan Valley Resort.
Warm as it may seem in the mid-Atlantic region, it's still unmistakably winter in the Allegheny Mountains in northern West Virginia, and the Canaan...

Grant funds study of eight-county trail system in so. W.Va.

Volunteers with the New River Gorge Trail Alliance repair trail in the Monongahela National Forest with forest service staff and Youth Conservation Corp members.
The New River Gorge Trail Alliance has received a $60,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to study the expansion of a bike trail...

New River college to offer nature, birding classes in March

Chestnut-sided Warbler by Randy Bodkins
New River Community and Technical College is offering classes in bird-watching and nature exploration in March at its campuses across southeastern West Virginia. Students can...

State record yellow perch caught on Summersville Lake

Clinton Mills of Ravenswood, West Virginia, with his state record yellow perch.
A state record yellow perch was caught by Clinton Mills, of Ravenswood, West Virginia, on Feb. 24, 2018, according to a news release 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...

Chief Logan park introduces spring birdwatching program

A Pine Sisken perches on a bare branch at Chief Logan State Park. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
Chief Logan State Park is introducing a free bird-watching program on weekends in February, March, and April to welcome novice and ardent bird watchers...

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...

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