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Fri, 26 May 2017 14:20:00 GMT
HINTON, W.Va. — Due to recent rains, Bluestone State Park near Hinton in Summers County will close its campgrounds, swimming pool, picnic shelter and boat launch for the Memorial Day weekend.
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:20:00 GMT
DAVIS, W.Va. – Blackwater Falls State Park is taking its trademark winter cardboard and duct tape sled race to the water. The second annual Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Race will be Saturday, May 27, and the theme is “Recycle!”
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:15:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. — Pipestem Resort State Park will host a pet adoption event on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Pets Become Family Extravaganza” event is free to attend, and will bring together a large group of animal adoption agencies and services.
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:10:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem Resort State Park will host the third annual Murbles Tournament on Sunday, May 28, at the park campground. Murbles creator Murray Kramer will officiate the event and award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The event is free to attend, play or observe and is open to the public.
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:05:00 GMT
ALUM CREEK, W.Va. — Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near Point Pleasant, must submit their application by midnight, Aug. 13, 2017.
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:55:00 GMT
LOGAN, W.Va. – The Aracoma Story Inc. will kick off its “Live in the Park” summer series at Chief Logan State Park in June with a production of the musical "Hairspray." Performed at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater, the production is the first of two The Aracoma Story Inc will produce this summer.
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:55:00 GMT
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — To celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, Cacapon Resort State Park will host the inaugural Pure Cross Country 5k Run on the park’s newly designed cross-country trail.
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:50:00 GMT
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Sacagawea, the young Native American woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their arduous journey west in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends and will be the subject of a historical program at Cacapon Resort State Park on Friday, May 26.
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:35:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 15, 2017:
Tue, 16 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.- Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers this year, an increase of more than 11 percent from 2016, according to preliminary numbers provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The harvest is the largest since 2006 when 11,735 birds were harvested, and is more than 18 percent above the 10-year average.
Fri, 12 May 2017 15:15:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 8, 2017:
Wed, 10 May 2017 11:05:00 GMT
BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. – The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia (ACCA) will celebrate Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Coopers Rock State Forest. The celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a guided bird walk on the Raven Rock Trail. After the walk, participants may gather in the pavilion near the overlook to enjoy coffee, a live raptor presentation at 10 a.m., a bird walk for children at 11 a.m. and another live raptor presentation at noon. Ongoing activities in the pavilion will include children’s crafts, owl pellet dissection and educational displays. All events are free, family friendly and open to the public.
Mon, 08 May 2017 13:05:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 1, 2017
Thu, 04 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The popular “Birding Around the Sun” nature hikes will return to Kanawha State Forest this May. For the third year, hikes will be led by Sara Miller, who was a seasonal naturalist for two years and is returning as a volunteer naturalist this year. Sara has recorded many species seen and heard in the forest since the beginning of the program.
Thu, 04 May 2017 15:45:00 GMT
CLIFFTOP, W.Va. – Babcock State Park in Fayette County is saying “hello” to spring by offering a midweek discount at its legacy and classic cabins. With this offer, overnight guests who rent a cabin for two or more consecutive nights will receive 20 percent off through May 24, 2017.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:15:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 24, 2017
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:45:00 GMT
FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – West Virginia’s fields and forests are full of new life this time of year, but the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging people to exercise extreme caution and keep a safe distance when young wildlife is encountered.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:10:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 17, 2017
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:35:00 GMT
CAIRO, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. at North Bend State Park in Cairo, West Virginia.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:10:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 10, 2017
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:25:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to become involved in a scientific research project aimed at determining the current distribution of timber rattlesnakes in the state.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:55:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s statewide spring gobbler season opens Monday, April 17, and runs through Saturday, May 13. Hunters may kill only one bearded turkey per day and two during the season.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:20:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Replacement of fish rearing pond liners at the Apple Grove Hatchery in Mason County started this week, Stephen McDaniel, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, announced Thursday.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:50:00 GMT
WALLBACK, W.Va. –The shooting range at Wallback Wildlife Management Area in Clay County will be closed from dawn until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017. A children’s fishing derby will take place at the lake adjacent to the range that morning. Closing the range will make a quieter setting and provide additional parking for the fishing derby participants.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:30:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 3, 2017
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:20:00 GMT
ROANOKE, W.Va. – Stonewall Resort in Lewis County soon will accommodate the growing number of guests who drive electric vehicles (EV). Three EV charging stations will be installed at the property in April, resort officials have announced. Stonewall joins Blackwater Falls, Pipestem Resort, Twin Falls, Cacapon Resort, Tygart Lake and Hawks Nest lodges in incorporating EV charging stations as a complimentary guest service.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:10:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – To celebrate Earth Day falling on a Saturday this year, the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock trout in five West Virginia state park lakes on April 22. This is the first time DNR is announcing in advance the date of trout stockings. DNR is planning this unique weekend stocking to encourage anglers and their families and friends to go fishing in state parks.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:30:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 27, 2017
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:00 GMT
CAIRO, W.Va. – Rock climbing and rappelling are fun outdoors activities, but only if they are done safely. North Bend State Park is offering “Quest” training for beginners in April.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 20, 2017
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:40:00 GMT
CAIRO, W.Va. – Can you identify the murderer … after you’ve enjoyed a hearty meal? “Terror Under the Tent” is a murder mystery dinner theater to be held at North Bend State Park the evening of Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:35:00 GMT
MULLENS, W.Va. – Owners of small water and wastewater utility systems can learn easy ways to assess their systems’ strengths and weaknesses during a free, full-day workshop March 31 at Twin Falls Resort State Park. The results of those assessments can then be used to develop management plans for improved operations.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:30:00 GMT
MULLENS, W.Va. – Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to attend the annual Spring Photography Workshop at Twin Falls State Park April 7-9, 2017. The workshop teaches new skills and helps hone photography methods. The agenda covers an array of topics, from equipment and composition, to photography, natural light, people, action photography, digital imaging and computer software use. The instructors are Steve Shaluta and Steven Wayne Rotsch.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMT
DAVIS, W.Va. – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) invites women to give hunting, fishing and other outdoor interests a try with a little help from knowledgeable instructors and mentors. Registration is underway for the 2017 April 7-9 event at Blackwater Falls State Park, with a deadline of April 3. BOW is an outdoor initiative organized by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), encourages boaters to enroll in a boating education course before the kickoff of the boating season. WVDNR is participating in the “Spring Aboard” — Take A Boating Education Course national campaign through March 25, 2017.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:25:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. - The following waters were stocked the week of March 13, 2017
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:25:00 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the 12th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools (AIS) State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday, March 25, according to Art Shomo, Program Coordinator. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Students from the following schools have qualified to participate in this year’s tournament:
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:05:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 6, 2017
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open statewide, according to Col. Jerry Jenkins, chief of the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR).
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced that Joshua Toner has been chosen as the 2016 West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer of the Year. The award was announced during the Natural Resources Commission’s meeting Feb. 12, 2917, at WVDNR Headquarters in South Charleston. Officer Toner will represent WVDNR at the annual conference of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Oct. 29 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:50:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 27, 2017
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Following the example of Governor Jim Justice and other state government agencies, the Division of Natural Resources becomes the first West Virginia Department of Commerce agency to announce fleet reductions. 
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:30:00 GMT
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The 13th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show is March 11-19, 2017, at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg. Along with the standard categories, this year’s themed category is “Sew American Pride.”
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state to review and receive comments on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations on Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:40:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 20, 2017
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:45:00 GMT
DAVIS, W.Va. – Snow-making equipment at Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County is defying the unseasonably warm weather and will make the annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Races possible as scheduled this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:20:00 GMT
FARMINGTON, W.Va. – Due to repairs to be completed on the Dixon Lake dam, located on the Pedlar Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Monongalia County, the access road to the lake is temporarily closed to vehicular use, according to Steve Rauch, Division of Natural Resources district wildlife biologist.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:15:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – This is a good weekend to take a hike, and it’s an especially good weekend to hike at Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County, with special guided hikes scheduled for each day.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 6, 2017:
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:10:00 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice today announced the appointment of Stephen McDaniel to serve as the director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The appointment became effective Feb. 6. McDaniel replaces Bob Fala, who served as director in 2015 and 2016.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:55:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – February is “Sweethearts Month” at West Virginia State Parks. You and your special someone can enjoy a number of activities and overnight options during the month to celebrate. Reservations are required for special events. Call the parks directly or visit www.wvstateparks.com and check the “Events Calendar” option for details.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:15:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 30, 2017
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:55:00 GMT
FLATWOODS, W.Va. – Rob Tallman, Dist. 3 (east central counties) wildlife manager for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, has been selected by the West Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation as the 2016 Wildlife Manager of the Year. He was presented the chapter’s "Making Tracks Award" at the annual awards banquet Jan. 14, 2017, by State Chapter President Jeff Jones.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, February 12, 2017, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Division of Natural Resources Headquarters, 324 Fourth Avenue, South Charleston.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMT
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The Winter Lecture Series is returning to Parkersburg’s Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History. Each Sunday in February will feature an educational program with speakers and first-person interpreters on a variety of Ohio Valley and West Virginia topics.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:45:00 GMT
FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources invites both residents and visitors alike to visit the West Virginia State Wildlife Center on Feb. 2 to celebrate Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:35:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 16, 2017:
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2018 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief Paul Johansen. The deadline for submitting artwork is February 17, 2017.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:55:00 GMT
CAIRO, W.Va. – Railroad history buffs and train enthusiasts are invited to a special presentation about “The Railroads of Ritchie County” Jan. 22 at North Bend State Park. David Scott, president of the Ritchie County Historical Society, will be the lecturer about these railroad lines at 2 p.m. at North Bend State Park Lodge. The program is open to the public at no charge.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:50:00 GMT
MULLENS, W.Va. – Beginning Jan. 20, you can charge your Tesla and other electric or hybrid vehicles at Twin Falls Resort State Park near Mullens. An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m., and the public is invited. A Tesla will be onsite to demonstrate how an electric vehicle (EV) charging station works. The charging station is located at the upper parking area at the park lodge.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:20:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 9, 2017:
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:50:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary counts indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 112,384 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks firearms, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Section. This year’s total harvest was 19 percent below the 2015 deer harvest of 138,493 and 15 percent below the five-year average of 132,466.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:40:00 GMT
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia hunters harvested 3,012 black bears during the combined 2016 archery, crossbow and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:25:00 GMT
ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 3, 2017
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:35:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Business and gift shop retailers looking for new and trending resale items for 2017 are invited to attend Pipestem Resort State Park’s Gift Buyers Marketplace Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2017. 
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMT
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem Resort State Park is offering a three-day lifeguard training course Jan. 20 - 22, 2017. The classes will be conducted in the McKeever Lodge indoor pool. Class times will be held 5:30 - 10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday; and conclude at 7 p.m. Sunday. The class is limited to 15-20 individuals. Preregistration is required. The course cost of $200 per person includes classes and materials. Overnight accommodation is available at McKeever Lodge or state park cabins.


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