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W.Va. wildlife calendar on sale

Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The 2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for purchase, according to a press release from the state's Division of Natural Resources.

The calendar features a variety of wildlife paintings, including a black bear and her cubs, a family of squirrels, a swallowtail butterfly, a musky and ruffed grouse.

Two months feature white-tailed deer, and December highlights the snowy owl, a species that makes an appearance in West Virginia every few years.

Paintings of cottontail rabbits, a hooded merganser and a praying mantis round out the rest of the year.

The cover features a painting of a male and female goldfinch painted by West Virginia artist Rhea Knight.

The calendar includes dates and fees for the various hunting and fishing activities. There is an error in the 2013 buck season, which actually begins Nov. 25.

Calendars can be purchased at DNR district offices, several department stores, newsstands, convenient marts and food stores throughout West Virginia or through the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, 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 through the mail, checks should be made payable to the WVDNR in the amount of $15.50 for each calendar, which includes shipping and handling.

West Virginia residents are required to add 60 cents tax for each calendar purchased. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

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