About Hunting in West Virginia
This is the Mountain State so be sure to enjoy a variety of wild and wonderful hunting, trapping and fishing that awaits here in this high elevation land. With so much to do and so much wildlife, there’s just no limit to all that you’ll be able to find here.
West Virginia Hunting Seasons
Big Game: Bear, Deer, Bobcat
Small Game: Squirrel, Grouse, Rabbit, Hare, Fox, Coyote
Birds: Turkey, Crow
West Virginia Hunting Season Dates 2021
|Season||Opening Date||Closing Date||Limit||Notes|
|Deer (Buck Firearms)||11/22/21||12/5/21||3|
|Deer (Archery & Crossbow)||9/25/21||12/31/21||2||Either sex may be taken or valid license ;|
2 deer with stamps, &
no more than 3
antlered buck max
*Split Season (Selected Counties)
|Deer (Muzzzleloader)||12/13/21||12/19/21||2||Either sex|
WV Bear Season Dates
|Season||Opening Date||Closing Date|
|Archery & Crossbow*||9/23/21||12/31/21|
West Virginia Hunting License
Purchase your West Virginia Hunting License here: https://www.wvhunt.com/
|Hunting & Trapping||$19||$119|
|Sportsman Hunting/ Trapping|
|Antlerless Deer Stamp||$10||$27|
|Big game stamp||$10|
hunt deer, turkey, bear or boar with a bow or muzzleloader.
West Virginia Hunting News
West Virginia offers several big game hunting seasons through the beautiful Appalachian mountains. It is one of the most time honored traditions and each year more than 350,000 hunters take to West Virginia’s woods in search of a game.
Right now West Virginia harvested a record of 3,541 black bears in 2020, as well as 38,776 bucks during the firearm season. There also seems to be an improvement for the lottery announcements that have been made, with as many great winners as there are as well!
Links to Official Sites
Buy a license in West Virginia: https://www.wvhunt.com/
West Virginia State Regulation Site: https://www.wvhunt.com/
West Virginia State PDF: https://www.wvdnr.gov/Hunting/Regs2021/Season_dates.pdhttps://wvdnr.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-22-Hunting-Regulations.pdf