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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.

Bear harvest in West Virginia up 19 percent in 2019

a black bear wanders a spruce forest in West Virginia.
Hunters harvested 3,099 black bears during the combined archery and firearms seasons in West Virginia in 2019—the third-highest harvest ever recorded in the Mountain...

Canadian writer says West Virginia hunting traditions are unique

Young hunters in West Virginia learn early, says a Canadian writer.
No other U.S. state may be as strongly associated with hunting as West Virginia, says a Canadian writer who's fallen in love with the...

Harvest down during two-week buck firearms season

White-tailed deer in West Virginia.
Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicates hunters in West Virginia harvested 36,796 antlered deer during the two-week buck firearms season,...

W.Va. autumn turkey harvest slightly below normal

A wild tom turkey puffs up in a West Virginia glade.
Turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 1,113 birds in autumn 2019, according to preliminary figures provided by the state Division of Natural Resources. Mike Peters,...

Buck, bear hunting seasons in W.Va. to run concurrently

A black bear inspects a beech forest in West Virginia.
Deer hunters in West Virginia are being reminded that a concurrent bear season (without dogs) will run from Nov. 25 through Dec. 7, 2019,...

Wild boar season opens in southern West Virginia

West Virginia's 2019 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 26, runs through Nov. 2, and is open to West Virginia residents only. A second...

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...

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