SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “The 2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy,” according to Paul R. Johansen, chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.
The cover of this award-winning wall calendar features a painting of two male turkeys in the snow. Paintings by West Virginia artists include a groundhog, a beagle with cottontail rabbit, a male brook trout, a springer spaniel and ruffed grouse, an opossum, a pair of coyotes, red fox kits and a green darner dragonfly. Additional wildlife species featured include a Baltimore oriole, a mother black bear with cubs, and a snowy owl.
Accompanying each painting is a brief description of the featured animal and the artist’s contact information. Feature articles in the back of the calendar highlight lichens and the new electronic game check system, along with a compilation of nature quotes accompanied by photos.
“The calendar is full of interesting daily facts, best fishing days and monthly tips to help you fully enjoy the outdoors,” Johansen said. “Its $10 price tag makes it a terrific bargain and a great holiday gift.”
Proceeds from the calendar sales help fund projects of the DNR Wildlife Diversity Program such as monitoring bird populations, developing educational wildlife trunks for use in schools, and printing of publications about wildlife species which are not hunted, trapped or fished.
The 2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is available at DNR district offices, card stores, convenience and drug stores throughout the state, or through the West Virginia DNR Wildlife Resources Section, P.O. Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241; phone: 304-637-0245. A list of vendors selling the calendars is available online at www.wvdnr.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeCalendar.shtm.
If buying the calendar through the mail, make checks payable to WVDNR in the amount of $16.50 for each calendar, which includes shipping and handling (West Virginia residents add $.60 tax for each calendar. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
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