Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area
|Wildlife Management Area|
The community park in Hometown is now part of the Amherst-Plymouth WMA
|Area||7,061 acres (2,857 ha) |
|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|
Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area 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. Access is from West Virginia Route 62 between Bancroft and Hometown and from Manilla Creek Road and Heizer Creek Road off WV 62 north of Poca, West Virginia. Manilla Creek Road cuts across the north side of the Amherst-Plymouth WMA, and WV 62 follows the southern edge of the area alongside the Kanawha River.
Hunting and fishing
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.