Report WV Hunting and Fishing Law Violations

New Procedure to Report West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Law Violations

West Virginia DNR
West Virginia DNR

West Virgina – -( Anyone who wants to report hunting or fishing law violations is advised to follow a new procedure announced by the DNR Law Enforcement Section. “We are doing this to ensure a quicker response to the public,” said Lt. Col. Jerry Jenkins of DNR Law Enforcement.

For non-emergency calls or questions, or to report questionable hunting or fishing activity, telephone calls should be made directly to the closest of six DNR District Offices.

For emergencies or to report game law violations in progress, calls should go to local 911 centers, which can communicate directly with local law enforcement officers for response.

“In the past, DNR had a 1-800 number for reporting game violations, but that proved to be inefficient and expensive in recent years,” said Jenkins. “By calling directly to the District Offices or the local 911 centers, the public will be assured of receiving the fastest and most accurate responses possible.”

WVDNR District Offices

District 1 – Farmington (304) 825-6787

(Barbour, Brooke, Hancock, Harrison, Marshall, Marion, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Taylor, Tucker and Wetzel counties)

District 2 – Romney (304) 822-3551

(Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton counties)

District 3 – Elkins (304) 637-0245

(Braxton, Clay, Lewis, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties)

District 4 – Beckley (304) 256-6945

(Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming counties)

District 5 – Nitro (304) 759-0703

(Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties)

District 6 – Parkersburg (304) 420-4550

(Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Pleasants, Tyler, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties)

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
State Capitol Complex, Building 3
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Charleston, WV 25305-0060