Monday, January 22, 2018


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

A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia

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

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

W.Va. DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2019 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....
Deer crossing rural road in West Virginia

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

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...
Bald eagle populations are growing in West Virginia

Eagle population in West Virginia growing

West Virginia's eagle population is growing, according to a spokesman for the state's "Eagle Brigade," which is conducting a survey of eagles and other...
A trout is released into a West Virginia stream

With changes, W.Va. trout stocking begins Jan. 2

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will start its 2018 trout stocking season January 2, though two stocking locales will be added to the...
White-tailed Buck

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

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...