Without exception, every square mile of West Virginia is home to sport wildlife. Fox, deer, even bear make routine excursions into its largest cities. Wild turkey, which was once endangered, now roam its hills in flocks. Even the solitary mountain lion has been spotted in many of its eastern counties.
Much of the reason for the post-industrial restoration of wildlife has been the dedication of the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources and the assistance of the Mountain State's large population of hunters. State forests and wildlife-management areas now protect the wilderness of most every corner of the state. Private-land hunting has always been available, and hunting preserves are growing by the year.
State and national forests and wildlife-management areas are found throughout
the state, providing hunting for most every taste. Thousands of square miles of
private hunting land also blanket the mountains and valleys.
White-tailed deer roam every section of West Virginia.