Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area

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Coordinates: 38°24′23″N 80°34′19″W / 38.40639°N 80.57194°W / 38.40639; -80.57194
Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Big Ditch WMA - Big Ditch Lake.jpg
Big Ditch Lake
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Webster
Elevation 2,241 ft (683.1 m)
Coordinates 38°24′23″N 80°34′19″W / 38.40639°N 80.57194°W / 38.40639; -80.57194
Area 388 acres (157 ha) [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
For public Hunting, fishing,
No overnight camping.
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Cowen, West Virginia
Location of Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: WVDNR District 3 Wildlife Management Areas

Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Webster County, West Virginia near the town of Cowen. The WMA is 388 acres (157 ha)[1] in size and is centered around Big Ditch Lake, a 55-acre (22 ha) man-made reservoir.

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Big Ditch located along Birch River Road (West Virginia Route 82) less than 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the intersection of West Virginia Routes 20 and 82 at the southern edge of Cowen.

Hunting and Trapping[edit]

Activities include fishing for warm water species like largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish[2] and picnics. Small game, waterfowl and bow hunting is permitted seasonally. [3]

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