Birds Canada Goose Waterfowl Wildlife Diversity

Thousands of geese in WV wear bands. Here’s what it means.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources places identification bands on 900 Canada geese each summer. Do you know what they’re used for?

Controlled deer hunts Hunting

Apply now for controlled deer hunting opportunities in WV

Applications to participate in controlled deer hunts at six state parks this fall are now available. Hunters have until Aug. 30 to apply.

Reptiles Timber rattlesnake Wildlife Diversity

DNR, Marshall students study how relocation affects rattlesnakes

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists and Marshall University graduate students are monitoring the movement of timber rattlesnakes to help develop a method for moving these reptiles away from high-use recreation areas.


Support wildlife education and research with one of these special license plates

With the purchase of a specialty license plate, West Virginia motorists can display their love for wildlife and support important wildlife education and research programs.

Bow Hunting

How to get your kids properly measured for a hunting bow

When it comes to picking out a compound bow for your kid, there are many options to consider and just as many brands to choose from. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you get the right one.