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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Significant changes made to W.Va. fall hunting regulations

DNR officials are encouraging hunters and trapper to review changes in the Fall 2018 Hunting and Trapping Guide.
Important changes to West Virginia’s fall hunting seasons are included in the new 2018-2019 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, which officials at the...

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,...

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,...

Applications available for controlled deer hunts at four state parks

Controlled hunts are scheduled for the fall at Beech Fork, Cacapon, Canaan Valley, North Bend, Pipestem, and Twin Falls.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications to participate in controlled autumn deer hunts at four...

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...

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