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Dunkard Fork Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
American Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) may be found in the Dunkard Fork WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Marshall
Elevation 835 ft (254.5 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°57′08″N 80°31′27″W / 39.95222°N 80.52417°W / 39.95222; -80.52417
Area 470 acres (190.2 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner Wheeling Creek Watershed Commission
Nearest town Moundsville, West Virginia
Location of Dunkard Fork Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Dunkard Fork Wildlife Management Area is located on 470 acres (190 ha) in Marshall County near Moundsville, West Virginia.[2] Mixed hardwoods cover most of the former strip mine site.[2] The rolling terrain is punctuated with a few highwalls and ponds. Dunkard Fork WMA is located in northeast Marshall County along the Pennsylvania line on County Route 15.


Hunting and Fishing

Hunting opportunities are limited by the small size of the area. Available hunting can include deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey and waterfowl. Fishing opportunities in the 49-acre (20 ha) Dunkard Fork Lake include tiger musky, black bass, hybrid striped bass, bluegill and channel catfish, as well as stocked trout. A small portion of the lake headwaters extend into Pennsylvania.

Camping is prohibited on the Dunkard Fork WMA land. Only electric motors may be used on boats.

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