2022 wild boar firearms season in West Virginia opens Feb. 4

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2022 wild boar firearms season in West Virginia opens Feb. 4
Wild boar still range across isolated mountain hollows in Logan County. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

West Virginia's resident-only wild boar firearms season will be open in Boone, Logan, Raleigh, and Wyoming counties in southern West Virginia Feb. 4-6, 2022, according to officials at the W.Va. Department of Natural Resources.

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To hunt boar, hunters must possess a Class X, XP, XP3, XS, XJ, AH+BG+CS, AHJ, AB-L, A-L, or A+BG+CS license or be exempt from purchasing a license. Hunters may harvest boar of either sex, but only one boar may be taken in a year. Hunters also must electronically register their boar within 24 hours of harvest.

Additional hunting areas will be open this year to hunters with a special permit. Natural Resources Partners have agreed to allow limited public access to more than 6,500 acres of private land in Logan County for the three-day season.

Only 180 permits will be issued by lottery drawing. Hunters may apply for a permit from Jan. 26-30 at wvhunt.com. There is a $10 nonrefundable application fee. Permits will be limited to West Virginia resident hunters.

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Successful applicants will be notified by email. A valid email address must be in the DNR ELS system, in order to complete the required liability waiver. Class Q applicants that are selected may bring one person to assist them. Class Q lottery winners who require a companion must obtain a waiver by calling the DNR District 5 office at 304-756-1023.

For more information about hunting in West Virginia, visit wvdnr.gov.

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