Center Branch Wildlife Management Area

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Center Branch Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Center Branch Wildlife Management Area - Entrance Sign.jpg
Entrance sign along Turkey Run Road
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Harrison
Elevation 1,175 ft (358.1 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°13′52″N 80°19′38″W / 39.23111°N 80.32722°W / 39.23111; -80.32722Coordinates: 39°13′52″N 80°19′38″W / 39.23111°N 80.32722°W / 39.23111; -80.32722
Area 975 acres (394.6 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category V[3]
Nearest town Stonewood, West Virginia
Location of Center Branch Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Wikimedia Commons: Center Branch Wildlife Management Area

Center Branch Wildlife Management Area is located on 975 acres (395 ha) in Harrison County near Stonewood, West Virginia.[2] The WMA is located on a former strip mine site, and contains several flat benches and high walls. Second growth oak-hickory and mixed hardwoods forests cover much of the land.

Center Branch is located along Turkey Run, a tributary of Elk Creek and the West Fork River.[4][5] The main entrance is via Turkey Run Road (County Route 20/11) off West Virginia Route 20 near Stonewood.

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Hunting[edit]

Hunting opportunities include deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey and grouse. Camping is prohibited at this WMA.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Turkey Run Road in Center Branch WMA, retrieved August 10, 2008
  2. ^ a b "Center Branch WMA page". WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Center Brach Wildlife Management Area". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Mount Clare, West Virginia quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic). U.S. Geological Survey. 1976. 
  5. ^ Clarksburg, West Virginia quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic). U.S. Geological Survey. 1996. ISBN 0-607-93811-0. 
  6. ^ "West Virginia Wildlife Management Areas". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 

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