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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...

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...

W.Va. reminds hunters about furbearer seasons, river otter project

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the raccoon hunting season underway, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters and trappers that the...

December deer, bear hunting seasons underway in West Virginia

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — December hunting season for deer and bear in West Virginia is underway, according to officials at the W.Va. Division of...

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...

DNR reminds hunters about ethics, landowner permission

A young hunter enjoys the autumn season in West Virginia. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
In anticipation of fall hunting season, the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters and trappers to prepare for a safe and enjoyable...

Mourning dove hunt applications available for South Branch

OLD FIELDS, W.Va. — Applications for a controlled mourning dove hunt at the South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hardy County in the eastern...

First Mountaineer Heritage hunting season set Jan. 10-13

A hunter roams the West Virginia forest Illustration c. 1861 from Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother).
Big-game hunters in West Virginia will have the opportunity to take part in West Virginia’s first "Mountaineer Heritage Season" this week. Running Thursday-through-Sunday, Jan. 10-13,...

Applications available for limited-permit area antlerless deer hunts

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Applications to hunt in 12 limited-permit areas in West Virginia during the 2023 antlerless deer season are now available, according...

Dogs survive being trapped in West Virginia cavern with bear

Charted and uncharted caverns descend for thousands of feet beneath the surface of West Virginia.
A labyrinth of uncharted caverns extends for hundreds of feet beneath much of the scenic farmland in eastern West Virginia, and while some of...

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 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...


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