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Tug Fork Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) may be found at the Tug Fork WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
Counties McDowell
Elevation 1,440 ft (438.9 m) [1]
Coordinates 37°25′16″N 81°38′54″W / 37.42111°N 81.64833°W / 37.42111; -81.64833
Area 2,165 acres (876.1 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources

IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Welch, West Virginia
Location of Tug Fork Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Tug Fork Wildlife Management Area, is located about 10 miles northwest of Welch, West Virginia in McDowell County. Tug Fork WMA is located on 2,165 acres (876 ha) of steep terrain along hills above the Tug Fork River. The WMA is heavily forested, primarily with mixed hardwoods and yellow poplar/black cherry forests in the coves.[2]

The WMA is accessed from U.S. Route 52 at Premier. Several tracks and jeep trails provide walking access into the Tug Fork WMA from U.S. Route 52.


Hunting and Fishing

Hunting opportunities in Tug Fork WMA include bear, deer, grouse, squirrel, and turkey.[2]

Tug Fork provides fishing opportunites for warm water species.

Camping is not available at the WMA.[2]

See also

West Virginia portal


  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Tug Fork WMA, retrieved January 18, 2009
  2. ^ a b c d "Tug Fork WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 12, 2009.  

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