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Amherst/Plymouth Wildlife Management Area

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Looking south across the Amherst/Plymouth WMA

Putnam County, 4 m E of Winfield, WV, 16.57 air miles from Charleston, WV

The Amherst/Plymouth Wildlife Management Area (WMA) -- 7,061 acres -- consists of steep terrain, ninety-percent of which is covered in young oak and hickory forest. The area is located between Bancroft and Hometown on WV Route 62 and north of Poca between Heizer Creek and Manila Creek roads north of Poca. Hunting opportunities are provided for deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon and grouse. Shoreline fishing is popular in the Guano Creek backwater of the Kanawha River and along the 1-1/4-mile section of the Kanawha River between Bancroft and Hometown. Flathead catfish, channel catfish, freshwater drum, hybrid striped bass, white bass, sauger and carp are the most common catches. Camping is prohibited. Owned by Amherst Industries Inc. Information provided by WVDNR.

Lodging: Winfield, WV, Hotels

Amherst/Plymouth WMA Maps: Map : Topo Map : Aerial Photo