Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area

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Coordinates: 38°31′16″N 81°51′4″W / 38.52111°N 81.85111°W / 38.52111; -81.85111
Amherst-Plymouth WMA
Wildlife Management Area
HometownWVPark.jpg
The semi-abandoned community park in Hometown is now part of the Amherst-Plymouth WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Putnam County, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°31′16″N 81°51′4″W / 38.52111°N 81.85111°W / 38.52111; -81.85111
Area 7,061 acres (2,857 ha) [1]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner Amherst Industries, Inc.
For public Hunting, fishing

Day use only, no camping
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Hometown, West Virginia
Location of Otter Creek Wilderness in West Virginia

Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area[1] is a 7,061-acre (2,857 ha) protected area located in Putnam County, West Virginia. The site is along the banks of the Kanawha River and is popular for hunting Canadian geese in the fall.[2] Access is from WV State Route 62 between Bancroft and Hometown and from Manilla Creek Road and Heizer Creek Road off State Route 62 north of Poca, West Virginia. Manilla Creek Road cuts across the north side of the Amherst-Plymouth WMA, and State Route 52 follows the southern edge of the area alongside the Kanawha River.

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Hunting opportunities include deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, and turkey. Fishing opportunities from the banks of the Guano Creek backwater and the Kanawha River include hybrid-striped bass, white bass, carp, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum, sauger.

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