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 fall wild turkey season opens October 22

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) predicts the wild turkey harvest will be similar to or slightly higher this fall than during the 2010 fall hunting season,” said Paul Johansen, Assistant Chief in Charge of Game Management for the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. This prediction for a slightly higher fall turkey harvest is based on current mast conditions and wild turkey brood reports. The season opens October 22 in selected counties.

“Less abundant mast conditions this fall across much of the state will tend to concentrate wild turkey flocks near available food sources and make them more available to hunters,” noted Johansen. “DNR field personnel also reported an increase in the number of wild turkey broods observed this year.”

A total of 33 counties in West Virginia will be open to wild turkey hunting this fall. Counties open to fall turkey hunting include the following:
  • Fourteen (14) traditional fall hunting counties will be open to a four-week season (October 22 - November 19, 2011).
  • Seven (7) counties will be open to a two-week season (October 22 - November 5, 2011).
  • Twelve (12) counties will have a one-week season (October 22 - October 29, 2011).

More information on the fall wild turkey season and other hunting regulations can be found in the 2011-2012 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary. Copies of this brochure are available at DNR offices, license agents, and on the agency’s website: www.wvdnr.gov.

Contact Information

Paul Johansen, Wildlife Resources Section