West Virginia Bear Hunting Season 2023-2024: Comprehensive Guide

Key Information for Bear Hunting Season in West Virginia

West Virginia's bear hunting season offers hunters various options, including archery, firearms, and special youth seasons. Below are the detailed dates and categories for the 2023-2024 season.

Mountaineer Heritage Season (Winter 2024)

  • Dates: January 11 to January 14, 2023
  • Details: See page 34 for additional information.

Archery/Crossbow Season

  • Start Date: September 30, 2023
  • End Date: Not specified, verify with local regulations.

Early Season (Specific Counties)

  • First Phase (Archery/Crossbow): September 2 to September 10, 2023
  • Second Phase (Gun): October 7 to October 13, 2023
  • Third Phase (Archery/Crossbow): October 29 to October 26, 2023

Regular Firearms Season

  • First Phase: November 20 to December 3, 2023
  • Second Phase: December 31 to December 4, 2023

Special Youth/Class Q/Class XS Season

  • Dates: September 16 to September 17, 2023

Split Season

  • Dates: October 22 to October 21, 2023
  • Note: End date is before the start date; please verify with local regulations.
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