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Hunting

Welcome to the Hunting News Directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Hunting Travel Guide for more information about hunting and hunting areas in West Virginia.

Nutritional wild game benefits the hungry in W.Va.

White-tailed deer venison is a favorite traditional meat in West Virginia.
West Virginia's abundant wildlife and hunting seasons provide opportunities for many families to fill their freezers with highly nutritious wild game. A low-fat, high-protein alternative,...

2019 fall turkey season in West Virginia opens Oct. 12

A wild turkey wanders a sunlit glade.
West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opens Oct. 12. All 55 counties will have at least a one-week fall season, according to the West...

Big game in W.Va. to be checked through electronic system

White-tailed deer in West Virginia
Big-game hunting season is on the approach in West Virginia, and officials are reminding hunters that they must field-tag and electronically check their harvest. Field...

Archery seasons for bear, boar, and deer open Sept. 28

Archery and crossbow hunting continue to be popular in West Virginia.
West Virginia's archery and crossbow seasons for bear, boar, and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Sept. 28, amid sustained strong interest in the sport, according...

Growing bear population prompts early hunt in W.Va.

A black bear pauses in a West Virginia glade.
An early black bear gun season, with or without hunting dogs, will run from Aug. 31 through Sept. 15 in all of Logan, McDowell,...

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease diagnosed in West Virginia deer

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Applications for 2019 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas will be accepted until Aug. 14.
West Virginia is experiencing an outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in the state’s white-tailed deer herd, according to the Wildlife Resources Section of the...

Lottery will permit rare deer harvest at W.Va. observatory

The Byrd Telescope glows red in the darkness at Green Bank.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia, has announced a special West Virginia resident-only controlled deer hunt at the observatory reserve...

W.Va. DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for displays

The Big Buck display attracts visitors during the annual West Virginia celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
ROANOKE, W.Va.—The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for the big buck and trophy fish...

Applications available for antlerless deer limited-permit areas

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Applications for 2019 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas will be accepted until Aug. 14.
Applications for the 2019 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are now available online and will be accepted until midnight Aug. 14, according to...

West Virginia spring turkey harvest declined in 2019

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
Preliminary data indicates spring turkey hunters harvested 11,210 gobblers in 2019, according to Mike Peters, Game Bird and Small Game Project Leader for the...

West Virginia’s 2019 spring gobbler season opens April 15

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
West Virginia’s 2019 four-week spring gobbler season opens Monday, April 15, and runs through May 11. Hunters can harvest one bearded bird per day...

W.Va. to host statewide public hunting, fishing meetings

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings across the state on proposed hunting, trapping, and fishing regulations March 11-12 from...

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