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Friday March 27, 2020

Resident fishing license waived for 30 days

Governor Jim Justice gives a 30 day free fishing period for W.Va. residents. No license or stamps required. All other laws apply.

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Gold Rush delayed, trout stocking locations won’t be publicized

Daily updates on-line and on the telephone hotline about where stockings were done are temporarily suspended amid the pandemic in an effort to reduce crowds on the streams.

Friday March 20, 2020

Governor Justice adamant trout stocking will go on amid virus outbreak

Trout stocking will be maintained, but State Park lodges and the Hatfield-McCoy Trails will be shutting down

Thursday March 19, 2020

DNR law enforcement cancels all hunter education courses

Amid concerns about the potential spread of Covid-19 all West Virginia hunter education classes has been cancelled until further notice.

Saturday March 14, 2020

Warden Lake produces yet another record breaking carp

The old length record for the grass carp in West Virginia didn't' stand for two months.

Sectional meetings and archery event cancelled

The DNR's Archery in Schools State Championships and the Sportsman's Sectional Meetings are among those events now off due to concerns about the potential spread of Covid19 the Novel Corona Virus

Monday March 9, 2020

Justice praises Hunters Helping the Hungry

Governor's One Shot hunt generates $50,000 for program to benefit the needy in West Virginia with red meat

Thursday March 5, 2020

Popular “Gold Rush” trout stocking expanded for 2020

Gov. Jim Justice expands special stocking to encompass two weekends to allow more enjoyment of fishing for the West Virginia golden trout

Wednesday March 4, 2020

Justice pushes quail reintroduction program for West Virginia

DNR obtains birds from Texas and wants to study how they will do on the Tomblin WMA in southern West Virginia where habitat and food sources have been enhanced.

A seven year crusade for adoptive kids yields results

Tim Ickes of Cross Lanes has pushed for a long time to give adoptive and foster parents a chance to purchase those children lifetime hunting and fishing license the same way as biological parents. After this year's Legislative Session, he's won half the battle.

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