We finished our third hunting season here at Camp
Copperhead. We want to thank those hunters that have
returned each year to our campground. We'll be
updating this page throughout the year with all the 2012
Hunting Season info we can find.
Hope to see all our hunters again in 2012. Until then
have a great year!
|Below is info we gathered for our hunting friends.
* Lewis Wetzel WMA is right off Indian Creek just 13 miles down the road.
* The Jug WMA is 4 miles away on Rt. 18
* Conaway Run Lake is about 5 miles down Rt. 18
We have maps available in our foyer of the local hunting grounds.
|Lewis Wetzel WMA (13,388 acres) Wetzel County. Located 3/4 mile south of Jacksonburg on Buffalo Run Road. Another
access is via Indian Creek Road (county Route 13), approximately 14 miles east of its intersection with state Route 18.
The rugged terrain ranging in elevation from 736 to 1,560 feet has an abundance of oak, hickory and beech trees. Deer,
of Fishing Creek and a good smallmouth bass population is available from Pine Grove to Smithfield. A campground with
twenty tent and trailer sites includes charcoal grills, picnic tables and pit toilets. Nominal fees are charged for camping
and firewood. A 100-yard shooting range, which is accessible to the physically challenged, is located on the area. Owned
and managed by the WVDNR.
The Jug WMA (2,065 acres) Tyler County. Located 1.5 miles east of Middlebourne off state Route 18, access may be
limited in bad weather or by high water. For year-round access use state Route 46 from Centerville or state Route 7 from
Middlebourne. Topography varies from river bottoms to rolling hills with numerous fields scattered among pines and
mixed hardwood forests. Hunting prospects are excellent for deer, grouse, squirrel and rabbit. Waterfowl and turkey
hunting is also available. Middle Island Creek is highly regarded as a native musky stream and also contains
smallmouth and spotted bass, sunfish, channel and flathead catfish and freshwater drum. Camping is not permitted.
Conaway Run Lake WMA (630 acres) Tyler County. The area can be accessed off state Route 18 approximately 10
miles south of Middlebourne. Hardwood forest and brush cover most of the area. The most abundant big game animal
is the white-tailed deer. Many species of small game are present, but hunting is best for squirrel, rabbit and grouse.
Limited hunting opportunities exist for migratory game birds. Furbearers on the area include fox, raccoon, mink, muskrat
and beaver. Conaway Run Lake, 30 acres, provides fishing for trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill. Two
small-boat launching ramps, a handicapped fishing pier and a 100-yard shooting range are located on the area. Ten
campsites with wellwater and vault toilets are available for a nominal fee. Owned by WVDNR.
|HUNTING SEASON CAMPING
1 Camper (3 people max)
Camping Fee - $ 20. per nite
Storage Fee - $ 1. per day
Minimum 7 days storage
Storage fees paid in advance.
|RENTALS FOR 2012
*COLEMAN POP-UP CAMPER
*6 PERSON FAMILY TENTS
All available for on-site camping
**CALL FOR RATES**
* During winter months we will have a
limited number of sites with electric and
* Camp Copperhead provides indoor hot
showers and bathrooms all year.
Camp Copperhead has
indoor hot showers and
bathrooms available to
hunters not staying with
us, for a nominal fee.
Please call for details.
Photos of Past Hunting Seasons @ Camp Copperhead...
If you have a great hunting photo taken while @ Camp Copperhead please email it to us &
we'd love to post it here.
Looks like these fellows
know how to have fun!
2010 Hunting Dates
*Wild Boar (Gun) October 23 October 30
*Wild Boar (Archery) October 16 December 31
*Deer (Buck) November 22 December 4
*Deer (Archery ) September 13 September 18
Split Season October 16 December 31
*Deer (Antlerless) November 22** December 11
Split Season December 29 December 31
Hampshire County October 29 October 30
*Deer (Muzzleloader) September 20 September 25
Split Season December 13 December 18
*Deer (Youth/Class Q/QQ) October 30 October 30
Split Season (See pages 29-30) December 27 December 28
*Bear (Archery) October 16 November 20
*Bear (Gun) See pages 38-39 September 27 September 29
(Selected Counties - page 39) September 27 October 2
November 22 December 4
December 6 December 31
*Turkey, Fall October 23 October 30
(Selected Counties - page 33) October 23 November 6
October 23 November 20
*Turkey (Spring 2011 - Bearded Only) April 25 May 21
*Turkey (2011 Youth Season - page 33) April 23 April 23
Squirrel (Gray, Black, Albino and Fox) October 9 January 31
Small Game (Youth Season - page 30) October 2 October 2
Ruffed Grouse October 16 February 28
Bobwhite Quail November 6 January 1
Cottontail Rabbit November 6 February 28
Snowshoe or Varying Hare November 6 February 28
Ring-necked Pheasant (cock birds only) November 6 January 1
Hillcrest WMA (cock birds only) November 13 December 4
Raccoon (Hunting) October 16 February 28 4
The bag limit during an 11-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. is four raccoons for each person or
groups of persons hunting as a party.
Raccoon (Trapping) November 6 February 28 None
Red Fox, Gray Fox (Hunting and Trapping) November 6 February 28 None
*Bobcat (Hunting and Trapping) November 6 February 28 3
Mink, Muskrat (Trapping) November 6 February 28 None
*Fisher (Trapping) November 6 January 31 1
*Beaver (Trapping) November 6 March 31 None
Crow - Split Season October 1 November 20
January 1March 5
Nuisance Crows - crows committing depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, home
gardens, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated so as to constitute a health hazard and or other nuisance may
be killed at any time.
Coyote (Hunting - day) *** Continuous Open Season
Coyote (Hunting - night) *** January 1 July 31
Skunk, Opossum, Woodchuck, Weasel, Continuous Open Season
English Sparrow, European
Starling and Pigeon (Hunting)
Skunk, Opossum, Coyote, and Weasel (Trapping) November 6 February 28
Mountain Lion, Elk, Otter, Song No Open Season
and Insectivorous Birds, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles
Geese, Ducks, Mourning Doves, Gallinules, Rails, Woodcock, and Common Snipe
Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration required.
See WVDNR Migratory Bird Hunting regulations available in September.