SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources today announced that the 2024 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available to purchase online at WVstateparks.com.
“If you’re a hunter, angler, outdoor enthusiast or someone who just loves the natural beauty and goodness of West Virginia, our award-winning wildlife calendar is the best calendar you can buy,” said WVDNR Director Brett McMillion. “Our staff has been working hard all year to make this year’s calendar extra special and we can’t wait for folks to get their hands on a copy.”
The popular calendar features beautiful paintings of state animals, important hunting and fishing dates, peak wildlife activity times and articles that will help people get the most out of their outdoor adventures in 2024. Native animals featured in this year’s calendar include:
- Spotted Skunks by Misty Murray-Walkup (January)
- Bass by Randy Muir (February)
- Ruffed Grouse by Roger Marsh (March)
- Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly by Lee Ann Billups-Blevins (April)
- Turkey by Shelby Oreolt (May)
- River Otters by David Kiehm (June)
- Red Eft Newt by Randy Muir (July)
- Regal Moth by Karen Milnes (August)
- Tufted Titmice by Lee Ann Billups-Blevins (September)
- Raccoon in Tree by Dinah McCloud (October)
- Barred Owl by David Kiehm (November)
- Bobcat by Misty Murray-Walkup (December)
“West Virginia’s natural beauty knows no bounds and the WVDNR’s Wildlife Calendar captures it in every breathtaking painting,” James Bailey, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, which oversees the WVDNR, said. “Its popularity year after year goes to show that people love the diverse wildlife and abundant natural resources that make West Virginia truly Almost Heaven.”
Calendars are $15 each and usually sell out before Christmas, so those who want a copy are encouraged to buy one while supplies last. The easiest way to purchase a calendar is to place an order online. Visit WVstateparks.com, click “Merchandise” at the top of the page and follow the onscreen prompts. Calendars also may be purchased at select stores around the state or ordered by mail. To order a calendar by mail, visit WVdnr.gov/wildlife-calendar, download and complete an online order form and mail it to the address listed on the form.
Sales of the calendar have helped fund WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section programs for more than 30 years. It has won either gold, silver or bronze national calendar awards in the categories of “Most Informative,” “Most Educational” or “Best Subject” for more than 10 years.
Bulk orders of the wildlife calendar are available while supplies last. Those interested in placing a bulk order should call 304-637-0245 or send an email to Sanya.D.Zickefoose@wv.gov.