• Chronic wasting disease confirmed in Jefferson County deer

    WVDNR reminds hunters to abide by carcass transport regulations SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in four white-tailed deer in Jefferson County. “Jefferson County…

  • WVDNR announces National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration to return to Stonewall Resort

    Annual event returns to popular state park with new focus for one day of action-packed outdoor adventures SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that West Virginia’s celebration of National Hunting and Fishing…

  • Gov. Justice announces winners of WVDNR youth outdoor adventure contest with Whitetail Frenzy

    Winners of outdoor adventure will appear in an episode of Whitetail Frenzy SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today the winners of a youth outdoor adventure contest with Whitetail…

  • WVDNR announces winners of West Virginia Archery in the Schools state tournament

    More than 610 students participated in annual archery tournament on March 30 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) today announced the top schools and students for the annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools…

  • WV Natural Resources Commission to meet April 28

    Public may attend meeting at Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis DAVIS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will meet on April 28 at 1 p.m. at Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis. The meeting is open to…

  • Gov. Justice announces West Virginia spring gobbler season opens April 15

    Turkey hunters encouraged to participate in Spring Gobbler Survey SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that turkey hunting will return to West Virginia on April 15 when the…

  • Gov. Justice announces state’s biggest Gold Rush Giveaway

    WVDNR will stock 68 lakes and streams with golden rainbow trout April 1–13 SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Gold Rush will be bigger and better than ever this year and include five…

  • WVDNR stocks 75 waters during week of March 18

    Anglers are reminded to purchase a 2024 fishing license and trout stamp SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that the following waters were stocked during the week of March 18: While daily trout…

  • West Virginia angler catches record bowfin

    WVDNR reports fourth state record catch since December 2023 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that an angler has caught a state record bowfin on the Ohio River in Mason County, making…

  • Gov. Justice announces arrival of 23 more elk to West Virginia

    State’s elk population has increased by 118 during Justice Administration CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has welcomed an additional 23 elk to the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan County, where…

  • WVDNR releases schedule for annual Archery in the Schools state tournament

    Annual event to be held March 30 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today the schedule for the annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools State Tournament, which…

  • WVDNR releases Big Game Bulletin

    Annual publication includes harvest numbers for West Virginia’s big game species SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia’s Big Game Bulletin, which includes harvest numbers for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and wild boar for 2023, is now available to the public,…

  • WVDNR opens registration for Becoming an Outdoors Woman spring workshop

    Popular event for outdoor enthusiasts scheduled for May 3–5 at Twin Falls Resort SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that registration has opened for its Becoming An Outdoors Woman spring workshop at Twin Falls…

  • Gov. Justice, WVDNR announce two state record catches on New Creek Lake

    Record-breaking redbreast sunfish and tiger trout caught at New Creek Lake in February SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has reported two new state record fish catches at…

  • West Virginia State Parks installing new tram system at Pipestem Resort

    Work on Pipestem Resort tram is scheduled to be completed by fall 2024 PIPESTEM, W.Va. — West Virginia State Parks officials announced today that progress on replacing the aerial tramway at Pipestem Resort will reach a significant milestone this month with…

  • Cacapon State Park Foundation Wins 2023 CRT Award for Trail Construction and Design

    Morgan County, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice, along with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and Cacapon Resort State Park, is honored to announce that the Cacapon State Park Foundation (Foundation) has been selected as the recipient of the…

  • WVDNR announces details about of youth outdoor adventure contest with Whitetail Frenzy

    Youth hunters who attend a regulations meeting on March 11–12 may enter drawing for hunting, fishing and camping trip SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today a collaboration with Whitetail Frenzy to host…

  • Gov. Justice announces agreement to reinstate trout stockings

    WVU to conduct trout study to ensure appropriate conservation measures are in place CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that an agreement has been reached between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), and the U.S. Fish…

  • Gov. Justice and WVDNR announce meeting locations to discuss proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations

    Youth hunters who attend public meetings may enter into a drawing for a hunting, fishing and camping trip to Little Coal WMA SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR)…

  • Gov. Justice announces construction to begin on state’s first Elk Visitor Center

    State-of-the-art facility will enhance elk management and promote wildlife tourism in West Virginia CHARLESTON, W.Va — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has awarded a $6.7 million contract to the March-Westin Company, Inc….

  • WV Natural Resources Commission to meet February 25

    Public may attend meeting at Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center in Alum Creek ALUM CREEK, W.Va. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will meet on February 25 at 1 p.m. at the Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center in…

  • WVDNR Stocks 61 Waters During Week Of January 29

    Anglers are reminded to purchase a 2024 fishing license and trout stamp SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced on Monday that the following waters were stocked during the week of January 29: While daily…

  • Gov. Justice and WVDNR welcome 17 new elk to West Virginia

    A second transport of nearly two dozen more to take place in February LOGAN, WV — Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today the successful transport of 17 elk to the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in…

  • West Virginia bear harvest increases 64 percent in 2023

    West Virginia hunters harvested 2,830 black bears in 2023 BECKLEY, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today black bear harvests in West Virginia dramatically increased in 2023. “I couldn’t be more proud…

  • WV Flatwater Trail Commission to meet Feb. 1

    Public may attend meeting in South Charleston or by conference call SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Flatwater Trail Commission will host its next quarterly meeting at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources headquarters in South Charleston on Thursday, February…