New Interactive West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Map Available Online
A new online interactive map which provides valuable information on all aspects of hunting and fishing adventures in the Mountain State is now available, according to Frank Jezioro, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
“I’m sure hunters and anglers will find this impressive mapping tool an indispensable aid in planning their trips,” Jezioro said. “While similar to the interactive trout stream map which we have had for the past five years, this also includes information on warmwater fishing and hunting.”
Outdoor recreationists can find instructions for using the interactive map on the landing page, choose whether they want to explore information related to hunting or fishing, and then click the appropriate box. Once on the appropriate map of West Virginia, they will find a variety of tools.
On the hunting map, hunters can find the location of license agents, check stations, public shooting ranges, wildlife management areas, Class Q hunter access roads, and hiking trails throughout the state. A search option allows the user to focus on a specific county, wildlife management area or state forest.
If a person wants to check on fishing information while on the hunting page, a click reveals fishing and boating access sites, trout stocked streams, public fishing lakes and float trips. A tool allows users to measure the length of a stream section they wish to float. An option allows users to search for a specific body of water or county.
The mapping tool can be found at www.wvdnr.gov under either the Hunting or Fishing headings, or by clicking on the bear icon. A high-speed Internet connection is required to access the maps.
DNR Wildlife Resources Section personnel gathered and provided all the necessary data and contracted with the West Virginia State GIS Technical Center to develop the tool.