West Virginia Hunting News

West Virginia Muzzloader Stamps Available
The traditional muzzleloader deer hunting season opens Dec. 14 and runs through Dec. 19, 2009, in all West Virginia counties open to buck firearm hunting.
West Virginia Deer Hunters Can Purchase Addt'l Tags
Hunters are reminded that the additional firearms deer gun stamp (Class RG - Resident; or Class RRG - Nonresident) for taking an additional deer during the buck firearms season must be purchased prior to November 23, 2009, according to Curtis Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
West Virginia Deer Hunt Early This Year
Deer hunting comes early to the West Virginia hills this fall. "The special antlerless deer seasons for archery and muzzleloader hunters will open on private land in certain counties in September...
Major Changes for West Virginia Deer and Bear Hunting
Several important changes in the state's fall hunting seasons for white-tailed deer and black bear are included in the new 2009-2010 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure, according to Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro.
West Virginia Controlled Deer Hunt
Applications are being accepted for the controlled deer hunt scheduled for November 16, 17 and 18, 2009, at Stonewall Resort State Park, located in Lewis County near Weston, West Virginia.
Special Antlerless Deer Seasons in West Virginia
Archery and muzzleloader deer hunters in West Virginia will be able to enjoy additional antlerless deer hunting opportunities this fall, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
West Virginia Spring Turkey Harvest Down Slightly
Preliminary figures indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 9,485 bearded turkeys statewide during the recently completed 2009 spring gobbler season. This year's spring harvest is approximately four percent below the 9,929 birds taken in 2008.
Omnibus Public Land Management Act Sent to President
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, sending the most significant collection of conservation measures to come before Congress in a quarter of a century to President Obama for his signature.
West Virginia DNR to Hold Public Meetings
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state in March.
West Virginia Trapping Season Ends Feb. 28th
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds trappers that the trapping season for fisher will end on January 31, 2009. This will be followed a month later, on February 28, 2009, by the closing of hunting and trapping seasons for fox, raccoon and bobcat.