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WV DNR News ReleasesWest Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers prepare for 2019 Operation Dry WaterApplications available for 2019 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areasApplications accepted for McClintic WMA controlled waterfowl huntDNR seeks public comment on 12 legislative rulesHistory Alive! at West Virginia’s state parks this summerGreenbrier Valley Brewing Company debuts new beer at Pipestem Resort 35 Parks WV Pale Ale available June 20 in celebration of West Virginia DayFarm-to-Table dinners return to West Virginia state parks this summerDNR makes special trout stocking at Summersville Lake tailwaterFree Fishing Days! Experience why fishing in West Virginia is so much funWest Virginia hunters harvest 11,210 spring turkeys in 2019West Virginia State Parks celebrates grand opening of Pipestem Peaks zipline tour at Pipestem Resort State ParkGov. Justice announces plans to build major rail trail along Elk River and Buffalo CreekNew online camping reservations a big hit with West Virginia CampersWV brewer to release new craft beer at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 1Work parties, guided hikes and pet-friendly events planned at West Virginia State Parks this SaturdayGov. Justice announces online camping reservations now available for all West Virginia State ParksGov. Justice announces that improved trout stocking method is in placeBluestone State Park Campground opening delayed until mid-JuneLeave young wildlife alone, WVDNR urgesGov Justice promotes tradition and tourism at the WV Gold Rush Event at Babcock State ParkWest Virginia hunters harvest 108,856 deer during Fall 2018 through January 2019 seasonFirst Day Hikes at West Virginia state parks in 2019 �“ Resolve to get outdoorsBig Band Bash at the Blennerhassett Museum debuts New Year�™s EveBobcat trappers needed for home range studyTrappers and hunters must tag furbearersHunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 bucks during the traditional buck firearms seasonEureka Midstream funds cooperative habitat enhancement projects on the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management AreaWest Virginia�™s 2018 fall turkey harvest up 28 percent�œChristmas at Cacapon” event features Historic Old Inn on Dec. 16, 2018Stonewall Resort offers holiday events and activitiesEast River Mountain Town Band Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at Pipestem Resort State ParkWest Virginia�™s muzzleloader deer season opens Dec. 10, 2018State park gifts cards include �œSomething Extra” to encourage visits to parks and forestsCanaan Valley Resort opening tubing and skating park for Thanksgiving weekendWest Virginia�™s buck firearms season opens Nov. 19, 20182018 West Virginia deer firearms season fact sheet�œTrees of Our Heritage” on display at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional HistoryCorrection to 2018-19 Hunting and Trapping RegulationsNatural Resources Commission to meet Oct. 28 at Stonewall Resort State ParkRiver otter carcasses needed for WVDNR studyWest Virginia State Parks Offering Veterans Appreciation Lodging Discount Nov. 1-15Tests for Natural Resources Police Officer positions scheduled Oct. 26 and 27, 2018Wild Game is a Nutritional, Natural Source of ProteinCreate and celebrate your own holiday with a party at North Bend State ParkYouth, Class Q/QQ, and Class XS Deer Season to Open Oct. 20, Dec. 26�“27West Virginia�™s 2018 fall wild turkey season opens Oct. 13West Virginia Fall Trout Stockings Begin Oct. 15DNR releases 2018 Mast Survey and Hunting OutlookBlennerhassett Island�™s Mansion by Candlelight Tours Return Oct. 12 and 13National forest and wildlife management area roads in West Virginia open to physically challenged huntersMotorists urged to be extra cautious during fall months to avoid deer collisionsWest Virginia Gold Rush returns in 2019 WVDNR announces special golden rainbow trout stockings April 1-6National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration at Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 22-23, 2018West Virginia�™s archery and crossbow seasons open Sept. 29, 2018Hunters encouraged to perform preseason scouting and equipment checksElk Management Project Tours begin at Chief Logan Lodge in September and October 2018Tests for Natural Resources Police Officer positions scheduled Sept. 7-8Applications for controlled deer hunts at nine West Virginia state parks availablePanther State Forest�™s main access road closed due to flood-related slippageWVDNR reminds hunters about ethics and getting land owner permissionHunting season changes explained in 2018-2019 West Virginia hunting and trapping regulations summary brochureNorth Bend State Park to host 51st Nature Wonder Weekend Sept. 21-232018-2019 mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe, sora and Virginia rails seasons setNorth Bend offers rappelling, mountain biking and kayaking classes Aug. 11Spellbinding ghost stories at Cacapon Resort State Park, Aug. 11, 2018Natural Resources Commission to meet July 29 at Stonewall Resort State ParInaugural Cacapon State Park golf tournament to benefit Berkeley Springs High School golf program Sept. 15, 2018Blackwater Falls to host Irish Road Bowling national championship Aug. 3-5DNR accepting applications for South Branch WMA dove huntDNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for National Hunting and Fishing Day displayThree new modern cabins dedicated at Chief Logan State ParkChief Logan State Park to Dedicate New Cabins, Offer Tours Monday, July 16Adventure classes offered at North Bend State Park July 21, 2018DNR seeks public comment on procedural rulesApplications accepted for McClintic WMA controlled waterfowl hunt�œSnakes of West Virginia” program coming to Holly River State Park July 6Applications available for 2018 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areasNatural Resources Police preparing for boating safety campaignDNR seeks public comment on state parks controlled deer hunts ruleAdditional actions taken to combat CWD in West Virginia deerState Parks to host popular �œWings of Wonder �“ Birds of Prey” programBlennerhassett Island to debut classical garden party June 23Paddle at a West Virginia state park on National Canoe Day June 26Beech Fork State Park to host National Canoe Day paddlePaddle at a West Virginia state park on National Canoe Day June 26Berkeley Springs State Parks offers loyalty card for frequent spa visitorsDNR Warns: Leave young wildlife aloneHawks Nest State Park�™s Vista Restaurant Gets New Start�œNoodling,” or hand-fishing season opens June 15Frog season starting date is June 16Conaway Run Lake dam construction closes boat ramp June 11-Oct. 31, 2018DNR�™s new approach to restore Eastern Panhandle native brook troutLittle Beaver State Park Lake in running for Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and BoatWVDNR stocks trout at Summersville Lake tailwaterWest Virginia State Parks to host Farm-to-Table DinnersBird Discovery Weekend at Blackwater Falls features Bill Beatty June 1-3Chief Logan State Park office moves to museum buildingLumberport ponds in Harrison County closed to publicWest Virginia 2018 spring turkey harvest largest in 15 yearsArizona elk prepared for their new West Virginia homeDivision of Natural Resources Warns: Don�™t feed the bears!Dead northern snakehead fish found on Opequon Creek in Berkeley CountyTemporary Closure of Rollins Lake May 15-18, 2018West Virginia trout stocking the week of May 7-11, 2018Tygart Lake and Marina improvements nearing completionSongwriters Retreat at Twin Falls Resort State Park returns Nov. 9-11Stonewall Resort announces new executive chef and enhanced dining propertiesWest Virginia trout stocking the week of April 16-20, 2018DNR warns: Removing shed elk antlers prohibitedSow some wild seeds on Beech Fork State Park�™s Overlook Trail April 21DNR announces Archery in the Schools State Tournament winnersMark Scott named DNR Assistant Chief of Fisheries ManagementDNR announces that Jerod Harmon receives B.A.S.S Conservation Director of the Year AwardWest Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls scheduled May 10-13Beech Fork and other state parks invite volunteers for Make It Shine Cleanup DaysChief Logan State Park to host 35th Annual Sue Browning Wildflower HikeGov. Jim Justice signs bill allowing Sunday hunting on public lands, accepts $50,000 donation for Hunters Helping the HungryDNR expands West Virginia Gold Rush trout stockings by 20 watersChief Logan State Park to host 35th Annual Sue Browning Wildflower HikeArizona elk arrive in West VirginiaSeasons end for furbearer trappingWest Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces dates for regulations meetingsWVDNR staff receive National Wild Turkey Federation awardsWest Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 19, 2018West Virginia State Parks anticipate a great camping year in 2018 Campsite reservations begin Feb. 15Natural Resources Commission to meet Feb. 25 in South CharlestonWest Virginia Legislation Would Support Healthy Forests and Expanded Recreational Opportunities in West Virginia State ParksWest Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 29 �“ Feb. 2, 2018West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 22-26, 2018DNR announces schedule for Friday and Saturday trout stockingsCelebrate Groundhog Day at the West Virginia Wildlife Center Feb. 2Gov. Justice Announces That Additional Elk To Be Acquired From Kentucky For West Virginia’s Elk Restoration ProjectWest Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 15-19, 2018Pipestem Resort State Park�™s Gift Buyers Marketplace scheduled for Feb. 5-7Tests for Natural Resources Police Officer positions scheduled Feb. 2-3West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 8-12, 2018West Virginia hunters harvest 3,160 black bears in 2017West Virginia hunters harvest 108,160 deer in 2017DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2019 calendarWest Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 2-5, 2018

Feed Editor 8 Apr 2013 20:26:12 GMT West Virginia Division of Natural Resources News Release RSS Feed http://www.wvdnr.gov/ en [email protected] SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers (NRPOs) will be patrolling the state’s rivers and lakes during Operation Dry Water weekend, from July 5 to July 7, 2019, as part of a national campaign to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI).01 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news036.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications for the 2019 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are now available online at www.wvhunt.com. Applications will be accepted until midnight, Aug. 14.24 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news035.shtm ALUM CREEK, W.Va. – Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located new Point Pleasant, must submit their application by midnight Aug. 11, 2019, according to Kem Shaw, wildlife biologist for the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.24 Jun 2019 10:30:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news034.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on 12 proposed legislative rules.24 Jun 2019 11:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news033.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �“ Historical figures from Mark Twain to Sacagawea will be visiting West Virginia state parks during weekends this summer as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council�™s History Alive! program.19 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news032.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s newest beer, 35 Parks WV Pale Ale, will be available at Pipestem Resort State Park beginning June 20 in celebration of West Virginia Day.18 Jun 2019 11:12:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news031.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state parks are cooking up a second helping of Farm-to-Table meals this summer. This is the second year that state parks are partnering with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and the West Virginia Famers Market Association (WVFMA) to encourage the use of locally grown produce.10 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news030.shtm SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – Just in time for free fishing weekend June 8 and 9, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with the West Virginia Professional River Outfitters Association, stocked 650 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater of the Gauley River June 6.06 Jun 2019 01:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news029.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week with Free Fishing Weekend June 8 and 9. No license is required these two days, so if you are a lapsed angler or interested in learning, now is a good time to give it a try for free.05 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news028.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary data indicates spring turkey hunters harvested 11,210 gobblers this year, according to Mike Peters, Game Bird and Small Game Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Although 9% less than last year, this year’s harvest is still 3% above the 5-year average and 9% above the 10-year average.15 May 2019 02:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news027.shtm PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Zipline tours are officially underway at Pipestem Resort State Park, and just in time for summer.09 May 2019 11:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news026.shtm CLAY, W.Va. – Adventure seekers from across the country will soon have a new opportunity to enjoy West Virginia’s natural beauty. Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the state plans to build a mojor rail trail along the Elk River and Buffalo Creek.08 May 2019 10:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news025.shtm CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Camping is one of the most popular activities in West Virginia’s world-class state park system, but campers have historically had to go to great lengths to make sure they’ll have a site or take their chances on busy weekends. Now campers can easily select a site on their smartphones, tablets, or computers in advance of their trip and be assured it will be available when they arrive.29 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news024.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company will release its newest craft beer at 11 a.m. May 1 at Pipestem Resort State Park. The event will take place at the resort’s Mountain Creek Lodge.26 Apr 2019 05:30:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news023.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – From Walk Among the Wildflowers to B.A.R.K. at the Park, a variety of specialty activities are scheduled at many West Virginia State Parks this spring.26 Apr 2019 05:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news021.shtm BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that campers in West Virginia can now reserve campsites online before they set out for the woods, thanks to an upgraded reservation system launched today.26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news020.shtm CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that beginning this week, trout stockings around the state, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has implemented an improved stocking method.17 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news018.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, West Virginia State Park officials announced Meador Campground, Tent Area Campground and Old Mill Campground at Bluestone State Park 2019 opening will be delayed until mid-June.19 Apr 11:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news016.shtm FRENCH CREEK, W. Va. �” West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) personnel urge people to leave young wildlife alone because doing anything else is illegal, unsafe and often detrimental to the animal’s health. 18 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news017.shtm CLIFFTOP, W.Va. – Today, Gov. Jim Justice and representatives from the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) participated in the West Virginia Gold Rush, West Virginia’s annual golden rainbow trout stocking, at Babcock State Park.03 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news015.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunters in West Virginia registered 108,856 white-tailed deer through the electronic game checking system during the recently completed buck firearms, anterlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, Youth/Class Q/Class XS and Mountaineer Heritage seasons.07 Feb 2019 11:30:00 GMThttp://www.wvdnr.gov/2019news/19news008.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions and seven West Virginia state parks and forests are inviting people to join a First Day Hike on Tuesday, Jan. 1 and adopt a healthier outlook by spending more time outside in 2019. 18 Dec 2018 10:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news121.shtm PARKERSBURG, W.Va. �” The Blennerhassett Museum in Parkersburg is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. 11 Dec 2018 11:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news120.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking bobcat trappers to assist with a new study in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties. 10 Dec 2018 14:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news119.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources would like to remind beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter trappers that they are required to electronically register their catches within 30 days after the close of the respective season. The furbearer trapping seasons in West Virginia opened Nov. 3. 10 Dec 2018 12:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news118.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicates that deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 antlered deer during the two-week buck firearms season which ran from Nov. 19 through Dec. 1, 2018, according to Gary Foster, assistant chief of Game Management with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.  10 Dec 2018 11:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news117.shtm JACKSONBURG, W.Va. �” A large-scale, cooperative wildlife habitat enhancement project has been initiated on the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in Wetzel County with a $75,000 donation from Eureka Midstream. 10 Dec 2018 11:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news116.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �“ West Virginia turkey hunters harvested 1,215 birds during the fall season, according to the Division of Natural Resources. That�™s an increase of 28 percent above the 2017 season, and only 4 percent below the five-year average. 10 Dec 2018 11:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news115.shtm BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. �” Cacapon Resort State Park is hosting a holiday celebration on Sunday, Dec. 16. The Historic Old Inn, West Virginia�™s first state park lodge, will be decorated for the holidays, setting the stage for an afternoon of activities. Santa will greet children from 1-2:30 p.m. 6 Dec 2018 16:10:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news114.shtm ROANOKE, W.Va. �” Stonewall Resort is hosting a series of holiday-themed events with activities scheduled each weekend in December, running through New Year�™s Day. 6 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news113.shtm PIPESTEM, W.Va. �” The East River Mountain Town Band will perform an afternoon of holiday music at Pipestem Resort State Park on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. The free two-hour concert includes an intermission and will be held in the Hudkins Conference Center at McKeever Lodge. 28 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news112.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” West Virginia�™s muzzleloader deer hunting season will open Dec. 10 and run through Dec. 16, 2018. 28 Nov 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news111.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The perfect gift is one that keeps on giving, and West Virginia State Parks is including �œSomething Extra” this holiday season on gift card purchases of $100 or more. This bonus includes eight coupons that can be used at select state parks and forests in 2019. 21 Nov 2018 16:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news110.shtm DAVIS, W.Va. �“ Canaan Valley Resort State Park is starting the winter season early this year by opening its tubing and ice skating areas during the Thanksgiving weekend on Nov. 22-25. 19 Nov 2018 14:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news109.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” West Virginia�™s traditional buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, the earliest possible opening date. This season opens the Monday before Thanksgiving every year, and gives hunters an opportunity to hunt during part of the rut, when bucks are active. 14 Nov 2018 11:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news108.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season will start Monday, Nov. 19 and run through Dec. 1. Here are a few facts about the season: 14 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news107.shtm PARKERSBURG, W.Va. �” It�™s beginning to look like Christmas at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg, with the annual �œTrees of Our Heritage” display underway through Dec. 23, 2018. 14 Nov 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news106.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �“ The 2018-19 Hunting and Trapping Regulations brochure published in July include inaccurate dates for the antlerless deer season at two West Virginia wildlife management areas. 18 Oct 2018 13:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news105.shtm ROANOKE, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next quarterly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. 18 Oct 2018 13:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news104.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking trappers to donate river otter carcasses to assist in collecting much-needed data on otter populations in the state. Reproductive and age data collected from carcasses will be used to model the state�™s population and better determine how the otter population would respond to any changes in bag limits and season lengths. 17 Oct 2018 14:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news103.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” As a way to thank veterans and military personnel for their service, West Virginia State Parks is offering a 50 percent discount on lodge rooms and cabins Nov. 1-15, 2018. 16 Oct 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news102.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has scheduled Physical Agility Tests (PAT) on Oct. 26-27 for anyone interested in applying for open Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions. 15 Oct 2018 12:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news101.shtm FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. �” West Virginia’s abundance of wildlife and hunting seasons provides opportunities for many families to fill their freezers with highly nutritious wild game. 15 Oct 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news100.shtm CAIRO, W.Va. �” North Bend State Park in Ritchie County is offering a Holiday Party Special this October through December for small and large groups. The party special is designed for group events where friends, family or co-workers can get together and enjoy an outing that includes a great meal in a private dining area. 11 Oct 2018 16:10:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news099.shtm FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. �” The three-day special antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with a Class Q/QQ permit and senior citizens with a Class XS license will soon be underway. 10 Oct 2018 10:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news098.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” West Virginia�™s fall wild turkey season opens Oct.13. This will be the third year that all 55 counties will have a least a one-week fall season. It�™s also the first fall turkey season where Sunday hunting is permitted on both private and public lands. 09 Oct 2018 10:30:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news097.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock 26 streams and 11 lakes with trout during the weeks of Oct. 15 and 22. Fall trout stocking traditionally occurs during the week of Columbus Day and the following week, but this year�™s stocking will begin a week later. 04 Oct 2018 11:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news096.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �” Hunters getting ready for the fall hunting seasons can now consult the 2018 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook publication, available on the Hunting section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources website at www.wvdnr.gov. 04 Oct 2018 11:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news095.shtm PARKERSBURG, W.Va. �” For two nights in October, visitors to Blennerhassett Island can experience the flame-lit world of 1805 and attend a period-accurate party during the park�™s popular Mansion by Candlelight event. 27 Sep 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news094.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Numerous special hunter access roads will be open to Class Q/QQ physically challenged hunters on state-owned and National Forest Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas this fall. 25 Sep 2018 14:10:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news093.shtm FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources urges motorists to exercise caution while driving during the fall months because vehicle collisions with deer typically increase during this time of year. 25 Sep 2018 10:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news092.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Gold Rush, a special stocking of golden rainbow trout, will return in 2019 with more fish and locations, according to West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel. 21 Sep 2018 10:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news091.shtm ROANOKE, W.Va. �“ Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County for West Virginia�™s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22-23, 2018. The event is the largest outdoor hunting and fishing show in the state, with approximately 100 vendors exhibiting hunting, fishing and conservation-related merchandise and information. 19 Sep 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news090.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” West Virginia’s 2018 archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar will open Saturday, Sept. 29. The archery and crossbow deer and bear seasons run through Dec. 31. 17 Sep 2018 10:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news089.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” September marks the beginning of many hunting seasons and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources would like to remind hunters to prepare by scouting, inspecting equipment and sharpening their skills. 31 Aug 2018 10:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news088.shtm LOGAN, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be leading 20 guided tours of the state�™s elk reintroduction site in Logan County in September and October. Public tours will start at Chief Logan Lodge and include a visit to the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area, where elk from Kentucky and Arizona were released in 2016 and 2018. 31 Aug 2018 10:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news087.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has scheduled Physical Agility Tests (PAT) for anyone interested in applying for open Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions. 29 Aug 2018 10:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news086.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Applications to participate in controlled deer hunts at nine West Virginia state parks are being accepted through Sept. 9. These hunts are scheduled throughout the fall at Beech Fork, Cacapon Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Lost River, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort, Twin Falls and Watoga. 29 Aug 2018 10:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news085.shtm PANTHER, W.Va. �” Recent flooding has caused a slippage and closed the main access road to Panther State Forest in McDowell County. 10 Aug 2018 10:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news084.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” In anticipation of fall hunting season coming up, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding outdoorsmen and women to prepare for a safe and enjoyable season and to refreshing themselves on hunting ethics. 09 Aug 2018 14:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news083.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Several important changes in the state�™s fall hunting seasons are included in the new 2018-2019 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary. The regulations brochure is available at hunting and fishing license agents, DNR district offices, DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices and online at www.wvdnr.gov. 09 Aug 2018 11:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news082.shtm CAIRO, W.Va. �” North Bend State Park�™s Nature Wonder Weekend, North America�™s premier and longest-running wild foods event, will celebrate its 51st annual event Sept. 21-23. The theme of this year�™s event is �œForage and Feast.” 09 Aug 2018 11:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news081.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” West Virginia’s 2018-2019 hunting season dates and bag limits for mourning dove, woodcock, common snipe and sora and Virginia rails have been set. These seasons are set within the annual guidelines established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 09 Aug 2018 11:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news080.shtm CAIRO, W.Va. �” North Bend State Park will offer rappelling, mountain biking and kayaking classes on Saturday, Aug. 11 as part of its popular Quest program. These popular outdoor recreation skills courses last from two to four hours and will be taught by park rangers. Registration is required and is available until Aug. 10 by calling North Bend State Park at 304-643-2931 or by signing up at the front desk. 07 Aug 2018 15:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news079.shtm BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. �” Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth on Aug. 11 for a fun and family friendly evening of campfire ghost stories and tall tales. 27 Jul 2018 10:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news078.shtm ROANOKE, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next quarterly meeting on Sunday, July 29 at Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. 25 Jul 2018 14:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news077.shtm BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. �“ Cacapon Resort State Park will host a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in what is expected to become an annual event to support the local high school golf program. The park is working with sponsors and golfers to raise funds for the Berkeley Springs High School golf team, as well as the Cacapon Foundation and the general fund for sports programs in Morgan County. 25 Jul 2018 14:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news076.shtm DAVIS, W.Va. �” Blackwater Falls State Park will welcome some of the country�™s top Irish road bowling competitors Aug. 3-5 for the 2018 North American Region Finals, hosted by the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association (WVIRBA). The public is invited to attend and learn about this fun sport. 24 Jul 2018 10:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news075.shtm ROMNEY, W.Va. �” Mourning dove hunters who wish to participate in a controlled hunt at the South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hardy County must apply by midnight on July 31. 20 Jul 2018 10:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news074.shtm ROANOKE, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for the big buck and trophy fish display at the National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration at Stonewall Resort State Park on Sept. 22-23. 20 Jul 2018 10:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news073.shtm LOGAN, W.Va. �” The West Virginia State Parks system dedicated three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County today. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center was attended by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources staff, local officials and several members of the public. 16 Jul 2018 11:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news072.shtm LOGAN, W.Va. �” The West Virginia State Parks system will dedicate three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County on Monday, July 16 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center. 12 Jul 2018 15:10:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news071.shtm CAIRO, W.Va. �” North Bend State Park helps guests learn new outdoors skills through its Quest program and will offer introductory courses in backpacking, backcountry camping and geocaching on July 21. 12 Jul 2018 11:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news070.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on proposed and modified procedural rules. 05 Jul 2018 10:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news069.shtm ALUM CREEK, W.Va. �” Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near Point Pleasant, must submit an application by midnight Aug. 12 05 Jul 2018 10:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news068.shtm HACKER VALLEY, W.Va. �” Holly River State Park will host a popular Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Diversity program about the state�™s native snakes on July 6. 02 Jul 2018 10:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news067.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Applications for the 2018 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are now available online at www.wvhunt.com, and will be accepted until midnight, Aug. 14. 27 June 2018 10:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news066.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” West Virginia Natural Resources Police officers will be patrolling the state�™s rivers and lakes during Operation Dry Weekend, from June 29 to July 1, as part of a national campaign to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence. 26 June 2018 10:10:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news065.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on a new procedural rule involving controlled deer hunts at select state parks. 25 June 2018 15:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news064.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Effective July 1, 2018, two eastern panhandle counties will be added to three that already have restrictions on the disposal and transport of deer carcasses. The restrictions are designed to combat the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Berkeley and Mineral counties have been added to Hampshire, Hardy and Morgan counties as areas where restrictions apply. 25 June 2018 15:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news063.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Several West Virginia state parks and forests will host the popular �œWings of Wonder �“ Birds of Prey” program this summer. The program features six birds rehabilitated by the Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) in Brooks, West Virginia. 25 June 2018 11:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news062.shtm PARKERSBURG, W.Va. �” Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will debut an early 19th century-style garden party on June 23 at the park�™s recently restored Blennerhassett Pleasure Garden. 25 June 2018 11:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news061.shtm BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. �” National Canoe Day is June 26 and West Virginia State Parks is encouraging visitors to join the fun by taking a canoe or kayak out for a paddle at a park or forest lake. 25 June 2018 11:10:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news060.shtm BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. �” Beech Fork State Park is celebrating National Canoe Day by offering a group paddle through Beech Fork Creek on June 26. 25 June 2018 11:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news059.shtm BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. �” National Canoe Day is June 26 and West Virginia State Parks is encouraging visitors to join the fun by taking a canoe or kayak out for a paddle at a park or forest lake. 18 June 2018 10:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news058.shtm BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. �” Berkeley Springs State Park is introducing a new loyalty card program for frequent guests of its bathhouses. The program uses separate punch cards for the main bathhouse and old Roman bathhouse that can be redeemed for complimentary services after a set number of visits. 14 June 2018 11:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news057.shtm FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. �” Spring provides many opportunities to see fawns, cubs and other young animals, but the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to remind people that young wildlife should be left alone. 14 June 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news056.shtm ANSTED, W.Va. �” The Vista Restaurant at the Hawks Nest State Park lodge is now under park management and has reopened following a period of equipment replacement and seating and décor updates. 14 June 2018 10:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news055.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” A law passed during the 2018 legislative session will soon allow West Virginia anglers to hand-fish, or �œnoodle,” in public waters. The annual season will run from June 15 to Aug. 31. 14 June 2018 10:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news054.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The 2018 West Virginia Fishing Regulations pamphlet published by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources includes a misprint for the start of frog season. The correct starting date for West Virginia�™s frog season is Saturday, June 16, not June 17. 14 June 2018 10:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news053.shtm CENTERVILLE, W.Va. �” As part of the dam safety program of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County is undergoing repairs from June 11 through Oct. 31, 2018. The boat ramp, parking lot and access road to the dam will be closed during this time.  14 June 2018 10:40:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news052.shtm ROMNEY, W.Va. �” West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists recently released fingerling native brook trout into a tributary of the Cacapon River in Hampshire County with the help of students from Slanesville Elementary School. 11 June 2018 12:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news051.shtm BECKLEY, W.Va. �” Thanks to its fish-filled waters and family friendly amenities, Little Beaver State Park Lake is one of the best places to go fishing and boating in West Virginia, according to a survey of moms across the country. 11 June 2018 12:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news050.shtm SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the West Virginia Professional Outfitters Association, stocked 650 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater of the Gauley River on June 5.  11 June 2018 11:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news049.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Eight West Virginia State Parks will host �œFarm-to-Table” dinners this summer to promote the use of locally grown produce and food products at park restaurants. 23 May 2018 10:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news048.shtm DAVIS, W.Va. �” Blackwater Falls State Park is one of West Virginia�™s best birdwatching regions and will host a new nature event for birding enthusiasts on June 1-3. The event, called Bird Discovery Weekend, will be led by birding expert Bill Beatty of Wellsburg, West Virginia. Beatty is a seasoned naturalist of 45 years and author of three books and numerous magazine articles.  22 May 2018 10:10:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news047.shtm LOGAN, W.Va. �” The Chief Logan State Park office has been moved to the renovated Museum in the Park building, which now features a new gift shop and visitor center. 21 May 2018 10:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news046.shtm FARMINGTON, W.Va. �” Due to a recent change in land ownership, the Lumberport ponds located in Harrison County are no longer open to the public, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. 18 May 2018 15:30:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news045.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” According to preliminary data gathered by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 12,274 gobblers this spring, which is a 15-year high and a 6 percent increase over 2017. 18 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news044.shtm LOGAN, W.Va. �” Fifty elk transported from Arizona now officially call West Virginia �œhome.” Gov. Jim Justice and Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel welcomed the animals to the Mountain State on May 15 during a public ceremony in Logan County. 15 May 2018 14:30:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news043.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law as well as a misguided disservice to our state animal, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. 15 May 2018 12:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news042.shtm MARTINSBURG, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) have confirmed that a northern snakehead fish was killed in another body of water and illegally dumped into Opequon Creek near State Route 9 in Berkeley County. USGS received the dead northern snakehead fish at its Leetown Science Center April 23. 15 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news041.shtm RIPLEY, W.Va. �” As part of the dam safety program of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Rollins Lake dam in Jackson County has been scheduled for core drilling tests May 15 – 18, 2018. For safety reasons, the gate will be locked during these days. DNR apologizes for any inconvenience to anglers. 15 May 2018 11:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news040.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �” The following waters were stocked the week of May 11, 2018 15 May 2018 11:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news039.shtm GRAFTON, W.Va. �” Expansion projects at Tygart Lake State Park�™s marina are nearing completion and visitors will soon be able to enjoy improved parking and boat launches, as well as new courtesy docks. 11 May 2018 14:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news038.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The annual Songwriters Retreat at Twin Falls State Park will return for a fourth year on Nov. 9-11 and feature songwriter Jim Ritchey and nationally acclaimed songwriter Kelley Hunt. 30 Apr 2018 10:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news037.shtm ROANOKE, W.Va. �” Nevil Barr has been named executive chef at Stonewall Resort near Weston in Lewis County. The resort also is announcing enhancements to TJ Muskies, Stillwaters and Lightburns that will improve guests�™ dining experience. 26 Apr 2018 14:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news036.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �” The following waters were stocked the week of April 16, 2018: 20 Apr 2018 15:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news035.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts possession of shed elk antlers and removing them from the wild is prohibited by West Virginia State Code. 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news034.shtm BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. �”Nature enthusiasts are invited to help sow wildflower seeds at Beech Fork State Park on Saturday, April 21 during a hike on the Overlook Trail with Master Naturalist Fred Tackett. 18 Apr 2018 14:30:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news033.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Approximately 500 students from 55 schools participated in the 13th annual Archery in the Schools state tournament, hosted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources at the Summersville Arena and Conference Center on March 24. 17 Apr 2018 14:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news032.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Mark Scott has been named assistant chief of Fisheries Management for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. He replaces Bret Preston, who retired in October 2017. 17 Apr 2018 14:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news031.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV �” Jerod Harman, the West Virginia B.A.S.S (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society) Conservation Director, received the B.A.S.S Nation Conservation Director of the Year award on March 17, 2018, during the biennial B.A.S.S Conservation Summit in South Carolina. 04 Apr 2018 10:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news030.shtm DAVIS, W.Va. �” Blackwater Falls State Park will welcome hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to the area on May 10-13 for a weekend of springtime outdoor adventure and nature exploration during the 57th annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. 03 Apr 2018 11:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news029.shtm BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. �” Beech Fork State Park�™s annual �œMake It Shine” volunteer cleanup day is Saturday, April 7. Volunteers who register before the event day may camp for free on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7. 03 Apr 2018 10:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news028.shtm LOGAN, W.Va. �” The 35th annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at Chief Logan State Park. The popular hike commemorates local wildflower enthusiast and Logan Garden Club member, Sue Browning. 02 Apr 2018 15:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news027.shtm CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 451 on Thursday, allowing Sunday hunting on public lands in West Virginia. The bill was passed overwhelmingly during the recently completed legislative session. 30 Mar 2018 11:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news026.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �” Chances of striking gold during the special West Virginia Gold Rush trout stockings on April 2-6 have increased. Due to growing interest and excitement, the Division of Natural Resources will stock golden rainbow trout at 20 new locations around the state, bringing the total number of stocked lakes and streams to 50. 28 Mar 2018 11:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news025.shtm LOGAN, W.Va. �” The 35th annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at Chief Logan State Park. The popular hike commemorates local wildflower enthusiast and Logan Garden Club member, Sue Browning. 26 Mar 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news024.shtm HOLDEN, W.Va. �” Fifty-one elk completed their journey from Arizona and were released into a holding facility in Logan County earlier this month. 19 Mar 2018 12:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news023.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Trapping seasons for all furbearing animals, except beaver, have closed. The beaver trapping season continues until March 31. 09 Mar 2018 11:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news022.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings across the state to review and receive comments on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations March 12-13 from 6-8 p.m. 28 Feb 2018 10:45:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news021.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Two West Virginia Division of Natural Resources staff members have been recognized by the state chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for their efforts in game management, conservation and promoting hunter safety. 26 Feb 2018 15:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news020.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �” The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 19, 2018 26 Feb 2018 10:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news019.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” West Virginia�™s state parks and forests will begin processing campsite reservations on Feb. 15, in advance of camping season this spring. 14 Feb 2018 12:35:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news018.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next quarterly meeting on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Division of Natural Resources Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South Charleston. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. 13 Feb 2018 11:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news017.shtm Restoring and improving the health of West Virginia�™s state park lands while creating expanded public recreational opportunities are the goals of West Virginia Senate bill SB270 and its House companion HB4182. 06 Feb 2018 12:50:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news016.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 29, 2018: 05 Feb 2018 11:20:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news015.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �“ The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 22, 2018 29 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news014.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” In an effort to encourage families and new anglers to enjoy fishing during the spring 2018 season, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced the locations of 104 trout stockings. 25 Jan 2018 16:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news013.shtm FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. �” French Creek Freddie, West Virginia�™s favorite weather-predicting groundhog, will leave his den on Feb. 2 to celebrate Groundhog Day and is inviting visitors to join him at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in Upshur County. 24 Jan 2018 15:30:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news012.shtm CHARLESTON, WV �” Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has reached an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service and the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) to acquire 17 additional elk next month as part of the state�™s elk restoration effort. 22 Jan 2018 10:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news011.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �“ The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 15, 2018 19 Jan 2018 15:30:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news010.shtm PIPESTEM, W.Va. �” Pipestem Resort State Park will host a gift buying show for retail businesses and bulk buyers at the McKeever Lodge Feb. 5-7. 19 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news009.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has scheduled Physical Agility Tests (PAT) for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions open statewide. 18 Jan 2018 09:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news008.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �“ The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 8, 2018 12 Jan 2018 15:00:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news007.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” 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 in state history. 10 Jan 2018 12:05:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news006.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” Preliminary counts indicate hunters harvested 108,160 white-tailed deer in West Virginia during the 2017 seasons. The 2017 harvest was 4 percent below the 2016 harvest of 112,384 deer, and 15 percent below the five-year average of 127,803. 10 Jan 2018 10:25:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news005.shtm SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. �” 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. The deadline for submitting artwork is Feb. 19, 2018. 10 Jan 2018 10:15:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news004.shtm ELKINS, W.Va. �“ The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 2, 2018: 08 Jan 2018 10:55:00 GMT http://www.wvdnr.gov/2018news/18news003.shtm