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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.

Proceeds of wild boar hunt support elk restoration project

Wild boar still range across isolated mountain hollows in Logan County.
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources has utilized proceeds from a February lottery wild boar hunt to purchase a UTV in support of the...

Spring gobbler season expands from four to five weeks

Two hunters await the opportunity to take a West Virginia spring gobbler.
Beginning this year, West Virginia’s statewide spring gobbler season will run for five weeks instead of four, according to Mike Peters, wild turkey project...

W.Va. announces lottery for boar hunting on private land

Wild boar still range across isolated mountain hollows in Logan County.
Hunters in West Virginia will soon be able to enter a lottery to hunt on designated private lands owned by W.Va. Natural Resource Partners...

Larry Oakley tells the tale of an old West Virginia hunter

A white-tailed buck deer waits in a West Virginia woodland.
Waiting quietly alone in the dark woods, the approach of dawn can seem like an eternity. It can feel like time is standing still—holding...

2020 "good year for deer hunting," says DNR biologist

Deer hunting is an increasingly popular sport in West Virginia.
Hunters in West Virginia harvested 38,776 antlered deer during its two-week buck firearms season in 2020, according to preliminary data collected through the electronic...

Special antlerless deer and new bear seasons open Oct. 17

A young hunter aims from behind a blind in West Virginia.
Youth, senior, and Class Q/QQ hunters in West Virginia will be able to participate in a special hunting season for antlerless deer and a...

Early bear gun seasons launch in 16 W.Va. counties

Black bear are now found in all 55 West Virginia counties.
Early black bear gun hunting, with or without dogs, is available in all or parts of 16 counties until Sept. 25 and will open...

Special urban deer archery season opens Sept. 5

Archery provides a safe alternative to fire arms in urban settings.
The opening of West Virginia's archery and crossbow deer season is still a few weeks away, but hunters can get in the woods as...

W.Va. DNR shares tips for introducing children to archery

A West Virginia youth practices target shooting with bow and arrow. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)
Families looking for an alternative for school-based sports or a new outdoor activity their children have plenty of options in West Virginia, thanks to...

Applications ready for waterfowl hunt at legendary McClintic WMA

A mallard lands on a waterway in West Virginia.
Hunters who wish to participate in a controlled waterfowl hunt at the McClintic Wildlife Management Area in Mason County have until midnight on August...

Applications available for controlled deer hunts at six state parks

Controlled hunts are scheduled for the fall at Beech Fork, Cacapon, Canaan Valley, North Bend, Pipestem, and Twin Falls.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is accepting applications from hunters to participate in controlled hunts for whitetail deer at six state parks. Controlled...

Applications available for W.Va. 2020 Limited Antlerless Hunt

Dear are exceeding manageable goals in several areas of West Virginia.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is accepting applications for its 2020 Limited Antlerless Hunt, which will be permitted in areas where division...

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