Frequently Asked Questions:

Why doesn’t the map display correctly?
Why are some of the Base Maps and Imagery unavailable or “grayed out?”
Why aren’t Check Stations, License Agents, Shooting Ranges or other resources displayed on the map?
How often is the data updated?
What are the sources of the information displayed in the tool?
Who do I call if I have problems purchasing a license online?
Who do I call if I have a question about hunting regulations, Class Q opportunities, or trapping permits?
Who do I call to report a problem at a WMA or Angler Access Site?

Why doesn’t the map display correctly?

The tool is designed to work with most of the major browsers used today.  This includes Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, the latest version of Firefox, the latest version of Chrome, and the latest version of Safari.  However, the application runs through Flash and that must be installed on your browser in order for the application to work.  If you’re experiencing issues, make sure you have the latest versions of your browser and your browser’s Flash plugin.


Why are some of the Base Maps and Imagery unavailable or “grayed out?”

Some of the “Imagery” is unavailable (grayed out) because this imagery can only be selected after you zoom in, to a more detailed view, on the map window.  Zoom in on the map and the imagery will become available.


Why aren’t Check Stations, License Agents, Shooting Ranges or other resources displayed on the map?

Some of the Layers (data) are not visible because the icons are not available to view until you zoom in, to a more detailed view, on the map window.  Zoom in on the map and the icons will appear on the map and in the Legend.


How often is the map updated?

The map’s source data is updated twice yearly.


What are the sources of the information displayed in the tool?

Base Maps:

Street Map - Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, USGS, Intermap, iPC, NRCAN, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), Esri (Thailand), TomTom


World Topographic Map – Source:  Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, TomTom, Intermap, increment P Corp., GEBCO, USGS, FAO, NPS, NRCAN, GeoBase, IGN, Kadaster NL, Ordnance Survey, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), swisstopo, and the GIS User Community


National Geographic Map - National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, iPC           
Imagery:


ESRI Imagery – Sources:  ESRI, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, i-cubed, USDA FSA, USGS, AEX, Getmapping, Aerogrid, IGN, IGP, swisstopo, and the GIS User Community


WV Mixed Resolution – Source: West Virginia GIS Technical Center, multi-source, best, leaf-off aerial photos.


2011 NAIP Imagery – Source:  US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency


USA Topo Maps – Source:  National Geographic Society, i-cubed


The boundaries were obtained from:  US Fish and Wildlife Service, WV Department of Commerce:  Division of Forestry and Division of Natural Resources.


Who do I call if I have problems purchasing a license online?


Please call the Hunting and Fishing License Unit - 304-558-2758


Who do I call if I have a question about hunting regulations, Class Q opportunities, or trapping permits?


Please call the appropriate WV DNR District Office.  See map for link to contact information.


Who do I call to report a problem at a WMA or Angler Access Site?


Please call the appropriate WV DNR District Office.  See map for link to contact information.