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West Virginia Gold Rush returns March 29


The West Virginia Gold Rush is returning for its fifth year this spring! From March 29 to April 9, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock thousands of golden rainbow trout in lakes and streams at select state parks and forests and in 54 other waters around the state. 
Of the 50,000 golden trout stocked for Gold Rush, 100 fish will have a special, numbered tag. If you’re one of the lucky anglers who reel in a catch with a numbered tag, you can enter for a chance to win:

Free West Virginia lifetime fishing license
One-night cabin stay at a state park or forest
West Virginia State Parks gift card
Gold Rush merchandise

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