West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar Correction

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar has an error that hunters need to note, according to Curtis Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

In 2013, the buck gun season will begin on November 25, not on November 18 as listed in the calendar. It will end on December 6. "We apologize for any inconvenience this error has caused anyone," Taylor said.

The Wildlife Calendar goes to the printer in August of the year preceding the year of the calendar. For example, DNR staff sent the 2013 calendar to the printer in August 2012, eight months before the big game seasons for the fall of 2013 are set by the Natural Resources Commission. Therefore, all the big game season dates listed in the Wildlife Calendar are proposed dates which haven’t been officially approved.

“That’s why the dates say ‘due to open’ on the calendar,” said Taylor. “In addition, we say at the beginning of each month that hunters need to check the current hunting and trapping regulations for accurate season dates.

“The only season basically set in stone is the buck gun season, which opens the Monday before Thanksgiving,” Taylor said. “This should satisfy the needs of most hunters who need to request vacation a year in advance.

“Our wildlife management program is a dynamic one, dependent on several variables,” noted Taylor. “Our biologists have to wait until January to analyze the check tags to come up with season proposals for that fall. By that time, the calendar has already been out for four months.”

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section  Chief