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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.

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...

Biologists anticipate increased turkey harvest opportunity

Spring gobbler season in West Virginia is anticipated to be especially productive.
Turkey hunters in West Virginia can anticipate increased harvest opportunities during the 2020 spring gobbler season, which is scheduled to open Monday, April 20,...

Hunter education classes prepare hunters for upcoming seasons

Two-day hunter education courses are being taught by DNR law enforcement officers.
When it comes to participating in West Virginia's many hunting seasons, there's a lot to remember. But new hunters don't have to learn everything on...

West Virginia deer harvest down nine percent in 2019-20

White-tailed deer in West Virginia.
Preliminary counts indicate hunters harvested 99,437 white-tailed deer in West Virginia during the 2019-20 seasons, according to the state Division of Natural Resources. The harvest...

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,...

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