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Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area
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Coordinates: 37°40′39″N 81°50′19″W / 37.6775, -81.83861Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
Counties Logan, Mingo

Elevation 830 ft (253 m)
Coordinates 37°40′39″N 81°50′19″W / 37.6775, -81.83861

Area 6,004 acres (2,429.7 ha) [1]

Established 2008 [1]
- Dedicated 2008-04-06 [1]
Management West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section
Owner Heartwood Forestland Fund II, L.P. [1]

IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area

Nearest town Gilbert, West Virginia
Nearest Lodging and Camping  Paradise Island of Christian WV  One mile from Elk Creek WV

Location of Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: WVDNR District 5 Wildlife Management Areas

Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area is located on 6,004 acres (2,430 ha)[1] east of Weston in Logan and Mingo Counties, West Virginia. The wildlife management area was established in 2008 on land leased by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources from Heartwood Forestland Fund II, L.P.[1]


Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area to be Dedicated April 6 At Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Center, Accessed April 4, 2008

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WV Bowhunters Association
Protecting YOUR Bowhunting Rights

Press Release:

Elk Creek WMA, Logan County

Dedicated April 6, 2008

          The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has established a new Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Logan and Mingo counties, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the WVDNR.  “The Elk Creek WMA consists of 6,004 acres owned by Heartwood Forestland Fund II, L.P. and recently leased to the State of West Virginia for public hunting, fishing and trapping,” said Jezioro.

      A special dedication of the Elk Creek WMA took place on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at 2 p.m.  The ceremony was held at Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Center, located one mile off US 119 between Logan and Chapmanville.

           “The acquisition of more public lands in the Logan and Mingo areas continues to be a high priority for our agency because of the large number of hunters and anglers in that area of the state,” said Jezioro.  “Heartwood Forestland Fund II is to be commended for developing this lease agreement which will assure that the property will be enjoyed by current and future generations of hunters, anglers and trappers.”            The Elk Creek WMA lies in the southeastern corner of Logan County and the northeastern portion of Mingo County.  The WMA consists of two separate parcels that total 6,004 acres. Access to the Elk Creek WMA is by way of WV Route 10 and WV Route 80, east of Wylo. The WMA is primarily forested and will provide hunting opportunities for deer, wild turkey, squirrel and other game species.

          Individuals interested in obtaining additional information about the Elk Creek WMA may contact the WVDNR District 5 Office at (304) 675-0871.


New Wildlife Management Area
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WSHV.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)
Posted: 8:00 AM Apr 5, 2008
Last Updated: 4:40 PM Apr 4, 2008

Southern West Virginia hunters are receiving a new place to pursue their prey.

The Division of Natural Resources plans to open a 6,004-acre wildlife management area along the Logan and Mingo county line.

DNR Director Frank Jezioro said Thursday the new Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area is on property the state has leased from Heartwood Forestland Fund II, L.P.

The area consists of two separate tracts in the southeastern corner of Logan County and the northeastern corner of Mingo County.

Jezioro says the land is dominated by forest and should provide good hunting for deer, turkey, squirrel and other game animals.

The new wildlife management area will be dedicated Sunday.

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Joe Manchin III, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release : April 3, 2008

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 558-2003 ext. 365 hmurphy@wvcommerce.org
Contact: Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief (304) 558-2771 wildlife@wvdnr.gov



Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area to be Dedicated April 6 At Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Center
           The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has established a new Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Logan and Mingo counties, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the WVDNR.  “The Elk Creek WMA consists of 6,004 acres owned by Heartwood Forestland Fund II, L.P. and recently leased to the State of West Virginia for public hunting, fishing and trapping,” said Jezioro.

           A special dedication of the Elk Creek WMA is scheduled for Sunday, April 6, 2008, at 2 p.m.  The ceremony will be held at Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Center, located one mile off US 119 between Logan and Chapmanville

           “The acquisition of more public lands in the Logan and Mingo areas continues to be a high priority for our agency because of the large number of hunters and anglers in that area of the state,” said Jezioro.  “Heartwood Forestland Fund II is to be commended for developing this lease agreement which will assure that the property will be enjoyed by current and future generations of hunters, anglers and trappers.”

           The Elk Creek WMA lies in the southeastern corner of Logan County and the northeastern portion of Mingo County.  The WMA consists of two separate parcels that total 6,004 acres. Access to the Elk Creek WMA is by way of WV Route 10 and WV Route 80, east of Wylo. The WMA is primarily forested and will provide hunting opportunities for deer, wild turkey, squirrel and other game species.

           Individuals interested in obtaining additional information about the Elk Creek WMA may contact the WVDNR District 5 Office at (304) 675-0871

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April 13, 2008
A first: public hunting land in Logan County
Since the mid-1980s, Logan County has been home to some of the state's best trophy deer hunting.
By John McCoy
Staff writer
Since the mid-1980s, Logan County has been home to some of the state's best trophy deer hunting.

Now it's getting what it has always lacked - a sizable chunk of public land where people can hunt for those deer. Dedicated last week, the Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area encompasses 6,004 acres of forested, steep-sided hills in southeastern Logan County and northeastern Mingo County.

Most of the two-parcel tract lies in Logan County, near the communities of Verner, Emmett and Wylo. The rest sits astride the Spice Creek watershed on the Mingo side of the border.

Located in the Elk Creek and Spice Creek watersheds of Logan and Mingo counties, the 6,004-acre Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area is now open.
"It's going to be a real plus for the sportsmen down here," said Kenny Wilson, a Natural Resources Commission member from Chapmanville. "I'm excited about it, and I think when word gets out a lot of people will be excited about it."

Wilson said recent expansions of the Hatfield-McCoy recreational trail complex into the general vicinity would help ensure a high level of interest in the tract's deer and turkey hunting.

"People have been coming in to ride the trail, and when they hear about the hunting available around here they usually express an interest in coming back. In the past, we'd always had to tell them that there were no public hunting areas in the county," he said. "Now we have one, and it's big enough to accommodate quite a few hunters."

Frank Jezioro, director of the state Division of Natural Resources, said the land's owner, Heartwood Forestland Fund II, leased the property to the DNR for 10 years at no cost.

"Heartwood is to be commended for developing this lease agreement, which will assure that the property will be enjoyed by current and future generations of hunters, anglers and trappers," Jezioro said.

DNR officials list the property's main game species as deer, squirrel and wild turkey. Wilson said that only tells a fraction of the story.

"I know of several bucks that came out of that area last year that scored in the 160 [inch] class [in the Pope and Young Club's scoring system for bowhunting trophies]," Wilson said. "And there's supposed to be a sizable turkey population there, too. One of our goals was to get this property open in time for the spring gobbler season, and we accomplished that."

Access to the property is by way of W.Va. 10 east of Mallory and W.Va. 80 between Verner and Emmett.


Since the mid-1980s, Logan County has been home to some of the state's best trophy deer hunting.

Now it's getting what it has always lacked - a sizable chunk of public land where people can hunt for those deer. Dedicated last week, the Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area encompasses 6,004 acres of forested, steep-sided hills in southeastern Logan County and northeastern Mingo County.

Most of the two-parcel tract lies in Logan County, near the communities of Verner, Emmett and Wylo. The rest sits astride the Spice Creek watershed on the Mingo side of the border.

"It's going to be a real plus for the sportsmen down here," said Kenny Wilson, a Natural Resources Commission member from Chapmanville. "I'm excited about it, and I think when word gets out a lot of people will be excited about it."

Wilson said recent expansions of the Hatfield-McCoy recreational trail complex into the general vicinity would help ensure a high level of interest in the tract's deer and turkey hunting.

"People have been coming in to ride the trail, and when they hear about the hunting available around here they usually express an interest in coming back. In the past, we'd always had to tell them that there were no public hunting areas in the county," he said. "Now we have one, and it's big enough to accommodate quite a few hunters."

Frank Jezioro, director of the state Division of Natural Resources, said the land's owner, Heartwood Forestland Fund II, leased the property to the DNR for 10 years at no cost.

"Heartwood is to be commended for developing this lease agreement, which will assure that the property will be enjoyed by current and future generations of hunters, anglers and trappers," Jezioro said.

DNR officials list the property's main game species as deer, squirrel and wild turkey. Wilson said that only tells a fraction of the story.

"I know of several bucks that came out of that area last year that scored in the 160 [inch] class [in the Pope and Young Club's scoring system for bowhunting trophies]," Wilson said. "And there's supposed to be a sizable turkey population there, too. One of our goals was to get this property open in time for the spring gobbler season, and we accomplished that."

Access to the property is by way of W.Va. 10 east of Mallory and W.Va. 80 between Verner and Emmett.
And from Emmett (Elk Creek) to Christain WV is Paradise Island of Christian WV the nearest for
camping and lodging.
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