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Clifton F McClintic State Wildlife Station

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Mason County: 8 km NE of Point Pleasant, West Virginia

McClintic WMA (3,655 acres) Mason County. The area is located five miles north of Point Pleasant or eight miles south of the city of Mason off state Route 62 via Fairgrounds Road (CR12), follow DNR signs. McClintic contains the greatest variety of wildlife habitats to be found on any West Virginia WMA. Approximately 600 acres of farmland, 1,100 acres of brushland, 180 acres of wetland, and 1,775 acres of mixed hardwood forest combine to provide excellent hunting for deer, waterfowl, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, mourning dove and woodcock. Waterfowl hunting on a protion of the area is by permit only during early October. Trapping for muskrat, mink, beaver and raccoon is productive and requires a special permit from the area manager. The area features a 100-yard shooting range. Warmwater fishing is allowed in 29 of the area’s 31 ponds, with bass and bluegill anglers enjoying the greatest success. Channel catfish and northern pike are stocked in several ponds. Rustic campsites with vault toilets and drinking water are available at a nominal fee. Owned by WVDNR.

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