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West Virginia

Population: 1,808,344 (2000)

State Background
Species
Clubs & Organizations
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, E.
Charleston, WV 25305

304-558-2771
www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/fishing.shtm

State Background

West Virginia is a state of the United States in the region of Appalachia, also known as The Mountain State. The state is noted for its great natural beauty, its timber and coal mining heritage and labor union organizing, mine wars in particular. West Virginia is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north; by Ohio to the north and west; by Kentucky to the west; by Maryland to the north and east; and by Virginia to the east and south. The Ohio and Potomac rivers form parts of the boundaries. It is the only state in the nation located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range, and in which all areas are mountainous

On the southeastern state line with Virginia, high peaks in the Monongahela National Forest region give rise to an island of colder climate and ecosystems similar to those of northern New England and eastern Canada. The highest point in the state is atop Spruce Knob, which at 4,863 feet is covered in a boreal forest of dense spruce trees. About 75% of the state is within the Cumberland Plateau and Allegheny Plateau regions. Though the relief is not high, the plateau region is extremely rugged in most areas. West Virginia enjoys the four seasons, but depending on where you visit, they can differ dramatically. In the low-lying areas and valleys, including the western regions of the state and the Eastern Panhandle, winters are quite mild and summers warm. In the central, more mountainous areas of the state, winters are much colder, with greater amounts of snow. Summers are pleasant and mild.

State Species

Big Game Black Bear
Big Buck
White-tailed Deer
Wild Boar
 
Waterfowl Brant
Canada Geese
Common Snipe
Coots
Ducks
Gallinules
Mergansers
Rails
Snow & Blue Geese
Woodcock
Furbearer Beaver
Bobcat
Coyote
Fisher
Gray Fox
Mink
Muskrat
Opossum
Raccoon
Red Fox
Skunk
Weasel
Small Game Bobwhite Quail
Cottontail Rabbit
Crow
English Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Pigeon
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Snowshoe Hare
Squirrel
Starling
Wild Turkey
Woodchuck
Sport Fish Black Crappie
Bluegill
Bowfin
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullhead Catfish
Carp
Chain Pickerel
Channel Catfish
Fallfish
Flathead Catfish
Freshwater Drum
Golden Trout
Green SunfishV
Hybrid Striped Bass
Lake Sturgeon
Largemouth Bass
Longear Sunfish
Longnose Gar
Musky
Northern Pike
Paddlefish
Rainbow Trout
Redbreast Sunfish
Rockbass Sauger Saugeye Shovelnose Sturgeon Smallmouth Bass Spotted Bass Striped Bass Tiger Musky Walleye White Bass White Crappie Yellow Perch

Clubs & Organizations


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