Ritchie Mines Wildlife Management Area

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Ritchie Mines Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Wild turkey with chicks.jpg
Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) may be found at the Ritchie Mines WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Ritchie
Elevation 790 ft (240.8 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°06′16″N 81°08′55″W / 39.10444°N 81.14861°W / 39.10444; -81.14861Coordinates: 39°06′16″N 81°08′55″W / 39.10444°N 81.14861°W / 39.10444; -81.14861
Area 2,300 acres (930.8 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Smithville, West Virginia
Location of Ritchie Mines Management Area in West Virginia

Ritchie Mines Wildlife Management Area, is located near Smithville, West Virginia in Ritchie County. Ritchie Mines WMA is located on 2,300 acres (930 ha) of rugged, hilly woodlands.[2]

To access the WMA from the south, follow Route 47 west 8 miles from Smithville to Macfarlan Creek Road. Follow Macfarlan Creek Road north to the WMA.

Hunting and Fishing[edit]

Hunting opportunities in Pruntytown State Farm WMA include deer, grouse, raccoon, squirrel, and turkey.[2]

Although camping is not allowed at the WMA, camping is available at nearby North Bend State Park.[2] A historically significant asphalt mine is located on the WVA. Fishing is also available at North Bend.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Ritchie Mines WMA, retrieved December 31, 2008
  2. ^ a b c d "Ritchie Mines WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 

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