Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area

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Coordinates: 39°24′56″N 79°38′59″W / 39.41556°N 79.64972°W / 39.41556; -79.64972
Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Former West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Preston
Elevation 1,880 ft (573 m)
Coordinates 39°24′56″N 79°38′59″W / 39.41556°N 79.64972°W / 39.41556; -79.64972
Area 1,162 acres (470.2 ha)
Closed 2011 [1]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner WV State Armory Board
Nearest city Kingwood, West Virginia
Location of Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

The former Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area was located on 1,162 acres (470 ha) near Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area was part of the Camp Dawson Army Training Center, owned by the West Virginia State Armory Board.[2] Briery Mountain WMA was sited on Briery Mountain, overlooking Camp Dawson and the Cheat River valley. The land had been cooperatively managed by the WV State Armory Board and the WV Division of Natural Resources. Construction of a live-fire range forced the permanent closure of the WMA.[1]

Hunting[edit]

Hunting is not permitted on the former wildlife area.[1] Before the ban in 2011, a special, free, annual hunting permit was required from Camp Dawson headquarters to hunt on Briery Mountain. The area had been occasionally closed when military training exercises are conducted. [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wolford, Michelle (September 28, 2011). "Hunting Banned at Briery Mountain". The Dominion Post (Morgantown, West Virginia) (Morgantown, West Virginia). Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Pike, John. "Camp Dawson Army Training Site". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 

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