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Beury Mountain WMA
Wildlife Management Area
Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is found in the Beury Mountain WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Fayette
Elevation 2,850 ft (868.7 m)
Coordinates 37°58′6″N 80°58′24″W / 37.96833°N 80.97333°W / 37.96833; -80.97333
Area 7,647 acres (3,094.6 ha) [1]
Management WVDNR, Wildlife Resources Section
Owner WV Division of Natural Resources and Nature Conservancy
For public Hunting, trapping, camping
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Landisburg, West Virginia
Location of Beury Mountain Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: WVDNR District 4 Wildlife Management Areas

Beury Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on 7,647 acres (3,095 ha)[1] near Babcock State Park in Fayette County, West Virginia. The Beury Mountain sloping terrain is covered with mixed hardwoods and oak-hickory second growth woodlands overlooking New River Gorge. Camping is not allowed at Beury Mountain WMA, but is available at nearby Babcock State Park.

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Expansion

In January 2008, the Nature Conservancy and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced they had acquired 4,584 acres (1,855 ha) of land adjacent to New River Gorge from Mountain Top Management, Inc.[2] The land, which borders the Gorge for 4.5 miles (7.2 km), was purchased by the Nature Conservancy for $1,000 an acre[3] and leased to the Division of Natural Resources. The State has committed to purchase the land and reimburse the Conservancy over a period of three years. WVDNR has expressed interest in constructing a rifle range and improving habitat along upper Buffalo Creek in the tract.[4]

Directions

Beury Mountain WMA is immediately south of Babcock State Park. To reach the area from U.S. Route 60, turn south on WV Route 41 at Lookout, and turn onto Sewell Road (County Road 19/33) and follow 3 miles (4.8 km) to the Beury Mountain WMA. Alternatively, take West Virginia Route 41 to Chestnut Knob Road at Layland, and then follow Beury Mountain Road to access the newer tract.[4]

Hunting

Hunting opportunities include deer, squirrel, and turkey.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Beury Mountain WMA in Fayette County Extended; National Wild Turkey Federation Supports Land Acquisition". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. 2008-10-17. Archived from the original on 2009-03-14. http://www.webcitation.org/5fH9BSTXW. Retrieved 2009-03-14.  
  2. ^ Pace, Fred (February 12, 2008). "Conservancy adds land for Beury Mountain WMA". The Fayette Herald. Archived from the original on November 26, 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5cc4C90S4. Retrieved November 26, 2008.  
  3. ^ Tuckwiller, Tara (January 10, 2008). "Nature Conservancy buys Gorge land". Charleston Gazette. Archived from the original on November 26, 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5cc50pDKQ. Retrieved November 26, 2008.  
  4. ^ a b Steelhammer, Rick (February 7, 2008). "Tract nearly doubles wildlife area". Charleston Gazette. Archived from the original on November 26, 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5cc5BfHLP. Retrieved November 26, 2008.  
  5. ^ Wildlife Management Areas West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

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