Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area

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name = Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area
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category = West Virginia Wildlife Management Area

image_caption = Ruffed Grouse ("Bonasa umbellus") is found in the Briery Mountain WMA
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country = United States

state = West Virginia

region_type = County
region = Preston
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owner = WV State Armory Board
management = Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
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free = Kingwood, West Virginia
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map_caption = Location of Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
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Briery Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on convert|1162|acre near Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area is part of the Camp Dawson Army Training Center, owned by the West Virginia State Armory Board. [cite web |url= |title= Camp Dawson Army Training Site |accessdate=2008-06-22 |author= |last=Pike |first=John |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= | |pages= |language= |doi= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ] Briery Mountain WMA is sited on Briery Mountain, overlooking Camp Dawson and the Cheat River valley. The land is cooperatively managed by the WV State Armory Board and the WV Division of Natural Resources.

When driving to Briery Mountain WMA, follow WV State Route 7 about 1-1/2 miles east of Kingwood to Whetzell Settlement Road (County Route 86/3). Then turn south on Whetzell Settlement Road to Briery Mountain.


A special, free, annual hunting permit is required from Camp Dawson headquarters to hunt on Briery Mountain. The area is occasionally closed when military training exercises are conducted. Hunting opportunities include deer, squirrel, grouse, bear and turkey. [ [ Wildlife Management Areas] West Virginia Division of Natural Resources]

ee also

*Animal conservation
*List of West Virginia wildlife management areas
*National Guard of the United States


External links

* [ West Virginia DNR District 1 Wildlife Management Areas]
* [ West Virginia Hunting Regulations]
* [ West Virginia Fishing Regulations]

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