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Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
White-tailed Deer, (Odocoileus virginianus), are found in the Big Ditch WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Webster
Elevation 2,241 ft (683.1 m)
Coordinates 38°24′23″N 80°34′19″W / 38.40639°N 80.57194°W / 38.40639; -80.57194
Area 388 acres (157 ha) [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section
For public Hunting, fishing,
No overnight camping.
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Cowen, West Virginia
Location of Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: WVDNR District 3 Wildlife Management Areas

Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Webster County, West Virginia near the town of Cowen. The WMA is 388 acres (157 ha)[1] in size and is centered around Big Ditch Lake, a 55-acre (22 ha) man-made reservoir.



Big Ditch located along Birch River Road (West Virginia Route 82) less than 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the intersection of West Virginia Routes 20 and 82 at the southern edge of Cowen.

Hunting and Trapping

Activities include fishing for warm water species like largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish[2] and picnics. Small game, waterfowl and bow hunting is permitted seasonally. [3]

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