Autumn 2022 wild boar firearms season to open Oct. 22

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Autumn 2022 wild boar firearms season to open Oct. 22
Wild boar still range across isolated mountain hollows in Logan County. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

The first segment of West Virginia’s wild boar firearms season will take place from Oct. 22-29 in Boone, Logan, Raleigh and Wyoming counties, according to Colin Carpenter, project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

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Carpenter said hunters should begin looking in advance for stands of white oak on which the boars feed.

“Wild boars are dependent on hard mast crops, and white oak and chestnut oak are the main hard mast crops available in the boar counties this year,” Carpenter said.

“Boars will take advantage of these food sources, so hunters would be wise to begin their search for boar signs in stands of white oak.”

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Only residents can hunt wild boars, and no special permit is required.

Carpenter reminds hunters that if they are hunting in a county that's open to firearms antlerless deer hunting, they must wear 400 square inches of blaze orange over their outer clothing while the antlerless season is open.

The second split of the wild boar firearms season will take place Feb. 3-5, 2023. Details about wild boar hunting seasons can be found on page 43 of the 2022-23 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, available at WVdnr.gov.


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