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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Wildlife

Welcome to the Wildlife news category at West Virginia Explorer, where you'll find a compendium of news regarding wildlife in West Virginia.

West Virginia DNR Districts

West Virginia hunters harvest 11,539 spring turkeys in 2017

Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers in 2017, an increase of more than 11 percent over the 2016 harvest, according to preliminary numbers provided...
Overlook at Coopers Rock State Forest

Migratory Bird Day being celebrated May 13 at Coopers Rock

The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia will celebrate Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on May 13 at Coopers Rock State Forest, according to forest officials. The celebration...

Saturday birding hikes return to Kanawha State Forest

The popular “Birding Around the Sun” nature hikes will return to Kanawha State Forest this May, and, for the third year, the hikes will...
Spring Gobbler in West Virginia (WV)

2017 spring gobbler season in West Virginia begins April 17

Spring gobbler season in West Virginia opens Monday, April 17, and state officials are predicting a good season boosted by the 2016 cicada emergence. Hunters may...
Rattlesnake in West Virginia

W.Va. launches citizen’s initiative to document timber rattlesnakes

Wildlife biologists are asking the public to become involved in a research project aimed at determining the current distribution of timber rattlesnakes in West...
Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Stonecliff Trail, New River Gorge National River,

14th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 28-30

Celebrate the glory of Appalachian spring on the New River, in the New River Gorge, and beyond during the fourteenth annual New River Gorge...