Cumberland Times-News

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November 10, 2012

Mountain State has two new wildlife areas

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has two new wildlife management areas, the Little Canaan WMA in Tucker County and the Sideling Hill WMA in Morgan County, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Little Canaan WMA (3,168 acres), near Davis, was acquired from the Canaan Valley Institute with money generated from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, and funds from the West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund. The property is accessible from the Camp Seventy Road (CR 32/18) as well as from State Route 32. The WMA is primarily forested and provides hunting opportunities for deer, bear, grouse, woodcock and turkey.  Additionally, approximately three miles of the Blackwater River run through the WMA. Additional information on the Little Canaan WMA is available from the DNR District 1 Farmington Office at 304-825-6787.

Sideling Hill WMA (2,507 acres) is near Largent. The land had previously been leased to a well-established hunting club with three generations of hunters who had been stewards of the tract for many years. The WMA can be accessed from Milo School Road (CR 9/14), Magnolia Road (CR 18), and State Route 9. The WMA is heavily forested and will be managed for forest game species such as deer, turkey and squirrel. The sale of hunting and fishing licenses provided the funding source for this new WMA. Additional information on the Sideling Hill WMA is available at 304-822-3551.

DNR staff has started marking the boundaries and developing maps for these two new WMAs.

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