West Virginia Deer Hunting Season 2023-2024: Key Dates and Regulations

Overview of Deer Hunting Season in West Virginia

The West Virginia deer hunting season is a time-honored tradition, offering various hunting methods and specific dates. Understanding the timeline and regulations is crucial for a successful and legal hunting experience. Below is an in-depth look at the season dates and types for 2023-2024.

Buck Firearms Season

  • Dates: November 20 to December 3, 2023
  • Additional Late Season: December 31, 2023

Archery/Crossbow Season

  • First Phase: September 30 to October 26, 2023
  • Second Phase: Beginning October 29, 2023

Antlerless Deer Season

  • Concurrent with Buck Firearms: November 20 to December 3, 2023

Split Season

  • Early Split: December 7 to December 10, 2023
  • Late Split: December 28 to December 31, 2023
  • Additional Dates: December 26 to December 27, 2023

Muzzleloader Season

  • Dates: December 11 to December 17, 2023

Special Youth/Class Q/Class XS Season

  • Dates: October 21 to October 22, 2023
  • Note: The end date appears to be before the start date; please verify with local regulations.

Mountaineer Heritage Season (Winter 2024)

  • Dates: January 11 to January 14, 2024

Important Considerations for Hunters

  • Regulations Compliance: Hunters must adhere to all state hunting regulations, including licensing and bag limits.
  • Safety Measures: Ensure safety practices are followed, including wearing blaze orange and following firearm safety rules.
  • Habitat Respect: Respect the natural habitat and local wildlife conservation efforts.
  • Local Variations: Some areas may have additional restrictions or opportunities. Always check local regulations.
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