The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources provides a variety of publications and guides to help citizens and visitors learn more about West Virginia’s biodiversity. These publications and guides are great tools place to learn more about what makes West Virginia a special place to hunt, fish and explore the outdoors.

Explore the WVDNR’s Publications and Guides

Wonderful West Virginia Magazine

Each addition of the Wonderful West Virginia Magazine allows readers to take a deep dive into the culture, heritage and outdoor opportunities of Almost Heaven.

West Virginia Wildlife Calendar

Features gorgeous paintings of native wildlife, important hunting and fishing dates, peak wildlife activity times and engaging articles.

Wildlife Diversity Publications

Learn about the state’s non-game wildlife and their habitats with the different Wildlife Diversity Publications available through the WVDNR.

Wildlife Resources Report

Get the latest information on hunting, fishing and wildlife in the Mountain State from Chris Lawrence of West Virginia MetroNews. The Wildlife Resources Report is a two-minute overview on all things outdoors in West Virginia.


Get an overview of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources work and its efforts to help make West Virginia the place to be for outdoorsmen across the country.

WVDNR Elk Plan

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reintroduced elk to the state’s wildlife population in 2016. Learn how things got started and the plan going forward as the herd continues to grow stronger in southern West Virginia.

Sport Fish Identification Posters

Whether you’re an avid anger or a beginner, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Sport Fish Identification Posters are great tools for any anger. The posters also serve as a great reminder to get out on the waters of Almost Heaven.

Oil and Gas Habitat Management

Learn how the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is working alongside the oil and gas industry to protect and enhance habitat in the Mountain State.