Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area

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Amherst-Plymouth WMA
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
The community park in Hometown is now part of the Amherst-Plymouth WMA
Map showing the location of Amherst-Plymouth WMA
Map showing the location of Amherst-Plymouth WMA
Location of Otter Creek Wilderness in West Virginia
Location Putnam, West Virginia, United States
Coordinates 38°31′16″N 81°51′4″W / 38.52111°N 81.85111°W / 38.52111; -81.85111Coordinates: 38°31′16″N 81°51′4″W / 38.52111°N 81.85111°W / 38.52111; -81.85111
Area 7,061 acres (28.57 km2)[1]
Operator Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR

Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area[2][1] is a 7,061-acre (2,857 ha) protected area located in Putnam County, West Virginia. The site is along the banks of the Kanawha River and is popular for hunting Canada geese in the fall.[3] Access is from West Virginia Route 62 between Bancroft and Hometown and from Manilla Creek Road and Heizer Creek Road off WV 62 north of Poca, West Virginia. Manilla Creek Road cuts across the north side of the Amherst-Plymouth WMA, and WV 62 follows the southern edge of the area alongside the Kanawha River.

A sign marking an entrance to the WMA

Hunting and fishing

Hunting opportunities include deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, and turkey. Fishing opportunities from the banks of the Guano Creek backwater and the Kanawha River include hybrid-striped bass, white bass, carp, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum, sauger.

See also


  1. ^ a b Amherst-Plymouth WMA page, WV Division of Natural Resources web site, retrieved April 21, 2008
  2. ^ "Amherst-Olymout Wildlife Management Area". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ West Virginia 2005 Hunting Calendar

External links

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources web site
  • West Virginia Hunting Regulations
  • West Virginia Fishing Regulations
  • WVDNR Map of Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area
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