Panther Wildlife Management Area

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Panther Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
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Panther Creek
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Elevation1,650 ft (502.9 m)
Coordinates 37°25′24″N81°52′35″W / 37.42333°N 81.87639°W / 37.42333; -81.87639 Coordinates: 37°25′24″N81°52′35″W / 37.42333°N 81.87639°W / 37.42333; -81.87639
Area7,820 acres (3,164.6 ha) [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest city Iaeger, West Virginia
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Location of Panther WMA in West Virginia

Panther Wildlife Management Area, formerly known as Panther State Forest, is a former state forest located along Panther Creek in southwestern McDowell County, West Virginia. It is 7,820 acres (3,160 ha) [1] in size.

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