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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.

Muzzleloader deer hunting season 2022 opens Dec. 12

A white-tailed deer walks gingerly through a snowy West Virginia woodland. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)
West Virginia’s 2022 muzzleloader deer-hunting season will be open Dec. 12-18, and hunters who want to harvest an additional deer are reminded to buy...

W.Va. hunters, anglers again eligible for lifetime licenses

Hunters and anglers who purchase an annual 2023 hunting, trapping or fishing license in December will be eligible.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resource’s lifetime license giveaway is back for...

December deer, bear hunting seasons in W.Va. to begin

Hunters are reminded to wear at least 400 square inches of blaze orange when hunting.
SUTTON, W.Va. — Beginning this week, hunters will have several opportunities to target deer and bear in December 2022. The next segments of West...

Hunters in Barbour, Jackson, Mason, Upshur must bring deer to stations

A hunter wanders out into fields in West Virginia.
FARMINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that they must bring deer harvested in Barbour, Jackson, Mason, and...

W.Va. hunters must buy stamps for buck firearms season by Sunday

A white-tailed deer peers out from behind a red oak.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s two-week buck firearms season will open Nov. 21, 2022, and hunters who want a chance to harvest an...

West Virginia bear firearms season to open Nov. 21

A black bear pauses to investigate a photographer in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The next segment of West Virginia’s 2022 firearms season for hunting black bears opens Nov. 21 in 36 counties and parts...

Autumn 2022 wild boar firearms season to open Oct. 22

Wild boar still range across isolated mountain hollows in Logan County.
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...

West Virginia's antlerless deer firearms season opens Oct. 20

A West Virginia youth learns the operation of the bow-and-arrow. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
SHADY SPRING, W.Va. — The first segment of West Virginia’s antlerless deer firearms season is set to open for four days on Oct. 20...

State reminds hunters to buy stamps before archery season Saturday

A white-tailed buck peers out from behind a woodpile.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hunters who want a chance to take up to two additional deer during West Virginia’s statewide deer archery season have...

Early bear gun seasons launch in September in W.Va.

Black bear are now found in all 55 West Virginia counties.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Early black bear gun hunting, with or without dogs, is available in four counties from September 3-11, 2022, and will open...

West Virginia updates regulations for coyote night hunting

Hunting coyotes at night in West Virginia requires written permission from the landowner and prior notification to the local Natural Resources Police
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Natural Resources Commission has approved updates to the regulations for coyote night hunting. Using any color artificial light or...

Archery seasons for bear, boar, and deer open Sept. 24

Archery and crossbow hunting continue to be popular in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds hunters to prepare for the state’s archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer,...

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