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TodayMay 25, 2023

DNR Police ready for start of boating weekend

Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off the pleasure boating season, officers will be looking for break downs and violations on the waters of the Mountain State.

MondayMay 22, 2023

Hunting is a family affair for the Shell family in Wyoming County

Buford and Lena Shell and their 11 year old son Levi all tag out during the spring gobbler season, for the second time in three years.

FridayMay 19, 2023

Smallmouth hunting on Lake Erie

Just a few hours drive north of West Virginia, Lake Erie can be a smallmouth bass fishing paradise during the spring months

ThursdayMay 18, 2023

Scott wins Lake Ontario fishing derby

A vacation fishing trip to Lake Ontario turned into a money maker for WV DNR's Mark Scott

FridayMay 12, 2023

Research concludes healthy rattlesnake population at Cooper’s Rock

Retired DNR biologist Frank Jernejcic has been able to document more than 1200 encounters with timber rattlers in the state forest along the Monongalia and Preston County border in the past seven years.

FridayMay 5, 2023

Greenbrier to host inaugural outdoors showcase in September

Resort plans to make a big splash with the Wild, Wonderful Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation Expo in September

ThursdayMay 4, 2023

Volunteers sought for trail maintenance in Dolly Sods

Work includes removing storm damaged trees and debris along with improving drainage along the trail sites.

SaturdayApril 29, 2023

Student’s work reveals a passion for some of the state’s most productive trout water

Jared Bishop hopes his research at Glenville State can be a catalyst toward changing attitudes and improving water quality on fishing waters in McDowell County and throughout all of southern West Virginia

SundayApril 23, 2023

Natural Resources Commission approves lowered buck limit

West Virginia deer hunters will be limited to only two bucks over all seasons starting in fall 2024.

WednesdayApril 19, 2023

Bridge replacement creates new stocking opportunity on the Greenbrier River

A rebuilt railroad bridge in Pocahontas County , destroyed in the 1985 flood, allowed DNR to stock by rail from Durbin to Cass in West Virginia's high country.

FridayApril 14, 2023

West Virginia’s spring gobbler season opens Monday

Five week spring turkey hunting season opens up Monday across the Mountain State.

FridayApril 7, 2023

Raleigh County angler catches a new record golden rainbow trout

In the second week of the DNR's Gold Rush, a fish just shy of ten pounds is caught at a popular fishing spot in Raleigh County

TuesdayApril 4, 2023

Senators and Park Service leaders say they understand hunters’ concerns

Irish Mountain property is now open for hunting and other land use. Senators and NPS leaders say they are keenly aware of hunting public's concerns for lost access

SaturdayApril 1, 2023

Results: Archery in Schools 2023

Results of recent Archery in Schools state tournament event at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

Dieffenbauch reflects on Classic experience

Despite tough fishing and equipment malfunctions, the biggest bass fishing event in the world lived up to the hype for Morgantown's Wil Dieffenbauch.

SundayMarch 26, 2023

DNR hatcheries ready for the 2023 Gold Rush

Rivers will run golden for the next two weeks as anglers try to capture some of West Virginia's most colorful fish

FridayMarch 24, 2023

Archery in Schools tourney set for Charleston

More than 750 students to compete in 18th annual Archery in Schools state championship event

MondayMarch 20, 2023

Public hearing to discuss the future of the Tug Fork River

Advocacy group hopes to share success stories and build momentum for grants to help improve water quality on the stream which forms the Kentucky-West Virginia border.

SaturdayMarch 18, 2023

Dieffenbauch ready to live a bass angler’s dream

Wil Dieffenbauch of Morgantown is in Knoxville, Tennessee to experience the biggest pageant for bass fishing and will cast his lot at fishing glory on the Tennessee River.

ThursdayMarch 16, 2023

Logging operation to close parts of National Forest to public at month’s end

Helicopter logging will begin in an area north of Bartow in Pocahontas County March 28