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Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) may be found in the Chief Cornstalk WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Mason
Elevation 750 ft (228.6 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°44′29″N 82°02′26″W / 38.74139°N 82.04056°W / 38.74139; -82.04056
Area 11,772 acres (4,764 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia
Location of Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area is located on 11,772 acres (4,764 ha) in Mason County near Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia.[2] Second growth oak-hickory and mixed hardwoods forests cover much of the rolling and moderately steep slopes. Chief Cornstalk WMA can be reached either on Nine Mile Creek Road off of US 35 near Southside, or by Crab Creek Road off of State Route 2, south of Gallipolis Ferry.


Hunting, Fishing and Trapping

Hunting opportunities include deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey and grouse. A small (5 acres (2.0 ha)) lake provides fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish, as well as stocked trout. A special permit is required to pursue trapping of muskrat, raccoon, mink or fox.[2]

A shooting range is available for gun enthusiasts. Rustic camping sites are available for tents and small trailers.[3]

See also

West Virginia portal


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