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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.

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,...

W.Va. trappers and hunters must tag fur-bearing catch

An otter paddles in a pond in West Virginia.
Officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources are reminding trappers of beaver, bobcat, fishers, and otters that they are required to electronically register...

Gas developer helps fund restoration in wildlife-management area

Greg Dotson, director of environmental health and safety for Eureka Midstream, presented the $75,000 to the Mid-Ohio Valley Branch of Quality Deer Management Association at the 2018 Mountaineer QDMA banquet in Morgantown, West Virginia.
A large-scale, cooperative wildlife-habitat enhancement project has been initiated in the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in southern Wetzel County with a $75,000 donation...

2018 buck firearm season in W.Va. opens Nov. 19

The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season will start Monday, Nov. 19 and run through Dec. 1.
The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, and runs through Dec. 1, according to the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources,...

Wild game — a low-fat, high-protein alternative in W.Va.

Volunteers prepare deer meat to be distributed to West Virginians in need through the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Photo courtesy W.Va. DNR.
Wild game provides a low-fat, high-protein alternative to beef or other commercial meats, says a wildlife biologist with the West Virginia Division of Natural...

“Death by Hunter,” a buck considers the approach of winter

A white-tailed buck forages during winter. Photo courtesy Annika Thierfeld.
Editor's Note: Author L.W. Oakley here considers the thoughts of a buck in the wilds of eastern North America as the hunt and winter...

Special antlerless deer hunt set for Oct. 20, Dec. 26-27

A West Virginia youth learns the operation of the bow-and-arrow. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
The first day of a three-day special antlerless deer-hunting season has been set for Oct. 20, and the second and third day for Dec....

West Virginia’s fall wild-turkey season opens Oct. 13

A wild turkey puffs up while strutting through the West Virginia forest.
West Virginia’s fall wild-turkey season opens Oct.13 — the third year that all 55 counties will have at least a one-week fall season and...

W.Va.’s largest hunting-fishing show set for Sept. 22-23

A youth learns to cast at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County for West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22-23,...

2018 archery and crossbow seasons in W.Va. open Sept. 29

An archer in the West Virginia forest draws his bow. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
Archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear, and wild boar will open Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in West Virginia, and its archery...

DNR: Hunters should scout pre-season, check equipment

A West Virginia hunter sights his gun.
September marks the beginning of many hunting seasons, and officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources are reminding hunters to prepare by scouting,...

Tours of new W.Va. elk preserve set for Sept., Oct. 2018

A bull elk roams a meadow in Logan County in southern West Virginia (WV).
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will lead 20 guided tours of the Mountain State’s new elk-reintroduction site near Logan, West Virginia, in...

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