West Virginia Hunting Seasons (Updated)

October 4, 2019

West Virginia Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the West Virginia Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for West Virginia?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The West Virginia hunting season website describes the hunting in this State as follows:

“Access to viable hunting areas and land has long been identified in nationwide surveys as a limitation for those people wanting to hunt. While West Virginia has been blessed with approximately one million acres of National Forest land and another 500,000 acres of state-owned or managed land, one region of the State has had limited public land available to outdoor enthusiasts—until now!Over the past year, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officials have partnered with The Conservation Fund to acquire 31,218 acres of public land in the west-central region of the state.”

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

West Virginia

Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Firearms Nov 25 – Dec 7
Muzzleloader Dec 16 -22
Bow & Crossbow Sept 28 – Dec 31
Youth Oct 19 – 20 & Dec 26 – 27
Anterless Oct 24 – 27,  Dec 12 – 15 & Dec 28 – 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

West Virginia

Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Spring Apr 20 – May 16 (2020)
Fall Oct 12 – 19 Oct 28 – Nov 16
Youth Apr 18 – 19 (2020)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 West Virginia

Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Hogs (Firearms) Oct 26 – Nov 2 & Feb 7 -9
Hogs (Bow & Crossbow) Sept 28 – dec 31  & Feb 7 -9
Squirrel Sept 14 – Feb 29
Cottontail Rabbit & Snowshoe Hare Nov 2 – Feb 29
Fox Nov 2 – Feb 29
Bobcat Nov 2 – Feb 29
Coyote Open All Year
Opossum Open All Year
Raccoon Oct 12 – Feb 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

West Virginia

Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Ducks Oct 1 – 14, Nov 11 – 16 & Dec 23 – Jan 31
Canada Goose Sept 2 -14, Oct 1 -12 & Dec 23 – Jan 31
Snow & Blue Goose Oct 1 – 19, Nov 11 – 16 & Dec 9 – Jan 31
Pheasant Nov 2 –  Jan 4
Quail Nov 2 –  Jan 4
Grouse Oct 12 – Feb 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

West Virginia

Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Firearms Aug 31 – Sept 15, Sept 21 – 27 & Oct 5 – 11
Firearms Oct 24 – 27, Nov 25 – Dec 7 & dec 9 – 31
Bow & Crossbow Sept 28 – Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

Good Luck!!

Paul

Walk Little……..Look Lots

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