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.  Full Story »


DNR law enforcement cancels all hunter education courses

1 week ago by

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

Warden Lake produces yet another record breaking carp

2 weeks ago by

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

Sectional meetings and archery event cancelled

2 weeks ago by

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 Full Story »

Justice praises Hunters Helping the Hungry

3 weeks ago by

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

Popular “Gold Rush” trout stocking expanded for 2020

3 weeks ago by

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

Justice pushes quail reintroduction program for West Virginia

3 weeks ago by

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. Full Story »

A seven year crusade for adoptive kids yields results

3 weeks ago by

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. Full Story »

Trout Stocking Report

May 3, 2019

W.Va. State Parks — Welcome to the future

Our beloved State Parks are finally getting the attention they have long needed.

April 12, 2019

A little hard work for teens might create what we need down the road

Our quest to over protect is going to cost us in the outdoors down the road if we're not careful.

April 5, 2019

Governor’s stocking mandate is a good one, are we willing to fund it?

Justice seeks to improve the trout stocking program and sportsmen seem to like the idea, but do we like it well enough to pay for it?

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