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.

 West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days

ROANOKE, W.Va. - Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County will host West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days Sept. 28-29, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced.

The event is the largest outdoor hunting and fishing show in the state, with more than 100 vendors exhibiting hunting, fishing and conservation related merchandise and information. Staff from the WVDNR Wildlife Resources, Law Enforcement and State Parks sections will be available throughout the weekend to answer any questions visitors may have.

Special guests this year include Curtis Fleming from the Outdoor Channel’s “Fly Rod Chronicles,” who will participate in a meet-and-greet session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting – new this year –will perform one show each day, and exhibition archer Byron Ferguson – back by popular demand – will perform several shows each day.

The Outdoor Youth Challenge will take place both days. Children ages 6-18 may participate and will be eligible to win prizes such as a lifetime hunting and fishing license, Conservation Camp scholarships, and other hunting and fishing related items.

The event is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, and free to children 15 and younger. Complete schedules are on the WVDNR website www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/NHFD/2013%20Schedule.pdf.

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief