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Sunday July 21, 2019

Calving season on the Tomblin WMA

The elk reintroduction started four years ago and despite constant monitoring, the herd is starting to reach a level where it's tough to know numbers.

Thursday July 18, 2019

Logan County teen discovers elk shed on Tomblin WMA

Chase Herndon made the find while shed hunting this week, but followed the law and instead of keeping it took state officials to the site so they could recovery it as part of the elk management program.

Wednesday July 10, 2019

DNR and WVU prepare to take a deep dive on catfish

West Virginia University and WV DNR will partner on a project to get a closer look at the habits of these still largely unknown creatures which were brought back to our waters around 15 years ago.

Wednesday July 3, 2019

Putnam County shooter enjoys the long shot

Dave Powell is hoping his skills beyond 100 yards with a bow will pay off this summer with a new ride.

Saturday June 29, 2019

Morgantown junior rifle club begins to flex shooting muscle

The Mason-Dixon Rifle Jr. Rifle Club is starting to flourish with regular trips to national competition and now four shooters at the NCAA level

Thursday June 27, 2019

DNR biologist named Recovery Champion

Janet Clayton has spent 30 years in the water to study and protect freshwater mussels, many are still here thanks to her work. She also stresses the often overlooked importance of mussels in our ecosystem

Friday June 21, 2019

New shotgun facility opens in Lewis County

Stonewall Sporting Clays features the most state of the art clay and trap shooting range in the region

Friday June 14, 2019

Huge turnout expected for 15th Tour de Coal

What started as an effort to clean up a river with a soiled reputation has become a full blown summer festival in Kanawha County

Wednesday June 12, 2019

DNR agreement with Weyerhaeuser aimed at stream improvements

Weyerhaeuser and DNR enter a Memorandum of Understanding allowing for treatment of acid water and stream enhancement projects on watersheds in West Virginia owned by the company, mainly the South Fork of Cherry River.

Saturday June 8, 2019

DNR scales back effort to capture culprit bear in Upshur County incident

Agency urges removal of any food source which might attract a bear into your yard like bird feeders, pet food, or household trash

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