|Panther Wildlife Management Area|
|West Virginia Wildlife Management Area|
|Elevation||1,650 ft (502.9 m)|
|Area||7,820 acres (3,164.6 ha)|
|Owner||West Virginia Division of Natural Resources|
|IUCN category||IV - Habitat/Species government Area|
|Nearest city||Iaeger, West Virginia|
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