Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area

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Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Ringnecked pheasant flying USFWS.jpg
The ringnecked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) may be found in the Hillcrest WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hancock
Elevation 1,078 ft (328.6 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°32′57″N 80°32′23″W / 40.54917°N 80.53972°W / 40.54917; -80.53972Coordinates: 40°32′57″N 80°32′23″W / 40.54917°N 80.53972°W / 40.54917; -80.53972
Area 2,212 acres (895.2 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town New Cumberland, West Virginia
Location of Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area is located in Hancock County near New Cumberland, West Virginia. Located on 2,212 acres (895 ha) of former farmland, the flat bottoms and rolling hills provide open fields, old orchards and small forest lots.[2]

From New Cumberland, follow WV Route 8 east about 4 miles (6.4 km) to Gas Valley Road. Turn right (east) on Gas Valley Road, and follow about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) to Middle Run Road. Follow Middle Run Road north to the Hillcrest WMA.


Hunting opportunities are varied in the Hillcrest WMA, and can include deer, mourning dove, grouse, rabbit, pheasant, squirrel, and turkey.[2]

Camping is not permitted in the WMA.

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  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Hillcrest WMA, retrieved October, 2008
  2. ^ a b c "Hillcrest WMA page". WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 

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