WVDNR announces cancellation of 2020 National Hunting and Fishing Days event
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WVDNR announces cancellation of 2020 National Hunting and Fishing Days event

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and West Virginia Wildlife Federation are cancelling the state's 2020 National Hunting and Fishing Days…

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Applications for controlled deer hunts at six state parks available
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Applications for controlled deer hunts at six state parks available

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications to participate in controlled deer hunts at six state parks. Controlled hunts are scheduled for the fall at…

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WVDNR hosts Free Fishing Days June 13-14
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WVDNR hosts Free Fishing Days June 13-14

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold its annual Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14. No license is required these two days, so if you…

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WVDNR stocks nearly 6,000 pounds of catfish
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WVDNR stocks nearly 6,000 pounds of catfish

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Leading up to West Virginia's annual free fishing weekend, the state Division of Natural Resources has stocked nearly 6,000 pounds of channel catfish in 41 ponds and lakes around the…

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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources warns: Feeding bears puts people, property and bears at risk
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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources warns: Feeding bears puts people, property and bears at risk

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia bears begin leaving their dens around mid-March. They emerge hungry and looking for food. People who feed them by accident or design put themselves, their property…

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WVDNR reminds public to wear life jackets while boating, swimming in rivers, lakes and streams
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WVDNR reminds public to wear life jackets while boating, swimming in rivers, lakes and streams

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — As the summer boating season approaches, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding members of the public to wear life jackets while boating or…

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West Virginia’s spring gobbler season to open April 20, DNR anticipates increased harvest opportunities
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West Virginia’s spring gobbler season to open April 20, DNR anticipates increased harvest opportunities

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Turkey hunters in West Virginia can anticipate increased harvest opportunities during this year's spring gobbler season, scheduled to open Monday, April 20. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists…

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