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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.

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...

Conaway stocking suspended until dam repairs are completed

Conaway Run Lake forms behind an inpoundment in the Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Trout stocking at Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County has been suspended until repair work to the dam is completed, the Division of Natural...

Geologic mystery in Monroe County visible only from the air

David Sibray peers into a cave system in southern West Virginia.
Unbeknownst to many residents of the Greenbrier Valley in southern West Virginia, a six-mile crack in the surface earth has been hiding beneath their...

Trout stocking underway for 2019 in West Virginia

Campbell Falls at Camp Creek State Park, Mercer County, Bluestone Region
West Virginia’s 2019 trout-stocking season is underway. Through May 31, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock lakes and streams around the...

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,...

Despite mild temps, Canaan ski area keeps 19 runs, trails open

Snowboarder at Canaan Valley Resort
Thanks to an early cold spell, Canaan Valley Resort's ski area is operating 19 downhill runs and trails despite milder-than-normal temperatures, according to Steve...

Once wheelchair-bound, active-living mentor to lead Jan. 1 hike

Levi Moore leads a winter hike through the woods in southern West Virginia.
First Day hiking has become enormously popular across the U.S., providing would-be enthusiasts the opportunity to jump-start their engines with a group of like-minded...

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