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West Virginia Wildlife Federation

It is the mission and purpose of the WVWF to bring all sportsmen and women together to defend the rights of gun owners as well as to guard and protect all hunting, fishing, and trapping activities for future generations to come. Let us all join together to preserve our deep rooted cultural heritage and traditions for West Virginia's youth.

Congress Needs to Hear from You – Inland River Lock and Dam Funding Legislation is Being Drafted

There's a major disconnect between the great things the President has been saying about locks & dams, and what's included (and not) in the FY 2019 Budget.>/p>

But you can help fix that - the U.S. Senate & U.S. House of Representatives are both drafting their Appropriations bills.

Stand up for inland river transportation, and tell the House & Senate to include lock & dam funding in FY2019.

Send a pre-written, but editable, email by clicking this link.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces dates for regulations meetings

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.

Hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on proposed 2017 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2018 - 2019 general hunting and trapping regulations, and proposed 2018 fishing regulations.

"The public regulations meetings will use an 'open house' format," said DNR Director Steve McDaniel. "This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, to learn and discuss the proposed regulation changes with personnel from the Wildlife Resources and Law Enforcement Sections, and to comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues."

Written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations also are encouraged. The proposals are posted on the DNR website at www.wvdnr.gov. The deadline for submitting written comments is April 3, 2017. Anyone interested in attending the meetings should note these dates and locations:

Monday, March 13, 2017:

  • Fairmont - East Fairmont High School (Commons Area)
  • Martinsburg - James Rumsey Technical Institute (Cafeteria)
  • Flatwoods - Braxton County High School
  • Mullens – Twin Falls State Park
  • Milton - West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building)
  • Harrisville – North Bend State Park

Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

  • Glen Dale - John Marshall High School (Commons)
  • Moorefield - South Branch Inn (Rt. 220)
  • Elkins - DNR Operations Center
  • Lewisburg – WVU Building at the State Fair Grounds
  • Logan - Chief Logan State Park Conference Center
  • Parkersburg - City Building (Lobby)