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Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is found in the Briery Mountain WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Preston
Elevation 1,880 ft (573 m)
Coordinates 39°24′56″N 79°38′59″W / 39.41556°N 79.64972°W / 39.41556; -79.64972
Area 1,162 acres (470.2 ha)
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner WV State Armory Board
Nearest city Kingwood, West Virginia
Location of Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on 1,162 acres (470 ha) near Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area is part of the Camp Dawson Army Training Center, owned by the West Virginia State Armory Board.[1] Briery Mountain WMA is sited on Briery Mountain, overlooking Camp Dawson and the Cheat River valley. The land is cooperatively managed by the WV State Armory Board and the WV Division of Natural Resources.

When driving to Briery Mountain WMA, follow WV State Route 7 about 1-1/2 miles east of Kingwood to Whetzell Settlement Road (County Route 86/3). Then turn south on Whetzell Settlement Road to Briery Mountain.



A special, free, annual hunting permit is required from Camp Dawson headquarters to hunt on Briery Mountain. The area is occasionally closed when military training exercises are conducted. Hunting opportunities include deer, squirrel, grouse, bear and turkey.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Pike, John. "Camp Dawson Army Training Site". Retrieved 2008-06-22.  
  2. ^ Wildlife Management Areas West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

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