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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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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Wild ginseng survival threatened by poachers and out of season digging
Ginseng must be at least five years old and harvested between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30 to be legal.

Wild ginseng survival threatened by poachers and out of season digging

CHARLESTON, W.Va.- Digging ginseng before the season opens Sept. 1 is illegal.  The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds the public that poaching this slow-growing herb is not a victimless crime. …

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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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Local residents putting Upshur County Trails on the map
Julia Kastner, John Weber and Rachel Garton Weber on the Upshur County Trails, located adjacent to B-UHS.

Local residents putting Upshur County Trails on the map

BUCKHANNON – A few local residents are working hard to put Upshur County Trails on the map – literally. Runner, biker and outdoors enthusiast Rachel Garton Weber recently decided to…

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