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West Virginia Migratory Birds and Small Game Hunting Season 2023-2024: Comprehensive Guide

Deer Season

Deer (Buck Firearms)

  • Hunting Start Date: November 20, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 3, 2023

Deer (Buck Firearms)

  • Hunting Start Date: December 31, 2023

Deer (Archery/Crossbow)

  • Hunting Start Date: September 30, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: October 26, 2023

Deer (Archery/Crossbow)

  • Hunting Start Date: October 29, 2023

Deer (Antlerless)

  • Hunting Start Date: November 20, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 3, 2023

Split Season

  • Hunting Start Date: December 7, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 10, 2023

Split Season

  • Hunting Start Date: December 28, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 31, 2023

Deer (Muzzleloader)

  • Hunting Start Date: December 11, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 17, 2023

Deer (Youth/Class Q/Class XS)

  • Hunting Start Date: October 22, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: October 21, 2023

Split Season

  • Hunting Start Date: December 26, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 27, 2023

Deer (Winter 2024 - Mountaineer Heritage)

  • Hunting Start Date: January 11, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: January 14, 2023

Bear Season

Bear (Winter 2024 - Mountaineer Heritage)

  • Hunting Start Date: January 11, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: January 14, 2023

Bear (Archery/Crossbow)

  • Hunting Start Date: September 30, 2023

Bear (Archery/Crossbow)

  • Hunting Start Date: September 2, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: September 10, 2023

Bear (Gun) (Selected Counties)

  • Hunting Start Date: October 7, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: October 13, 2023

Bear (Gun) (Selected Counties)

  • Hunting Start Date: October 29, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: October 26, 2023

Bear (Gun) (Selected Counties)

  • Hunting Start Date: November 20, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 3, 2023

Bear (Gun) (Selected Counties)

  • Hunting Start Date: December 31, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 4, 2023

Bear (Youth/Class Q/Class XS)

  • Hunting Start Date: September 16, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: September 17, 2023

Split Season

  • Hunting Start Date: October 22, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: October 21, 2023

Wild Boar Season

Gun

  • Hunting Start Date: October 28, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: November 4, 2023
  • Bag Limit: 1

Split Season

  • Hunting Start Date: February 2, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: February 4, 2023
  • Bag Limit: 1

Archery and Crossbow

  • Hunting Start Date: September 30, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: December 31, 2023
  • Bag Limit: 1

Split Season

  • Hunting Start Date: February 4, 2023
  • Hunting End Date: February 2, 2023
  • Bag Limit: 1

Squirrel Season

Squirrel (Gray, Black, Albino and Fox)

  • Season Dates: February 29 to September 9
  • Bag Limit: 6
  • Possession Limit: 24

Squirrel (Youth Season)

  • Season Dates: September 2 to September 3
  • Bag Limit: 6
  • Possession Limit: 24

Grouse Season

Ruffed Grouse

  • Season Dates: October 14 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: 4
  • Possession Limit: 16

Rabbit Season

Rabbit Season

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Possession Limit: 20

Snowshoe / Varying Hare

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Possession Limit: 8

Pheasant Season

Ring-necked Pheasant

  • Season Dates: November 4 to January 6
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Possession Limit: 2 (Cock birds only)

Hillcrest WMA

  • Season Dates: November 11 to December 12
  • Bag Limit: 1
  • Possession Limit: 1 (Cock birds only)

Quail Season

Bobwhite Quail

  • Season Dates: November 4 to January 6
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Possession Limit: 9 (Closed on Tomblin WMA)

Raccoon Season

Raccoon (Hunting)

  • Season Dates: October 14 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: 4 (Bag limit of 4 is for the 24-hour period of 6 a.m. to 6 a.m.)

Raccoon (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29

Fox Season

Red Fox, Gray Fox

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit (Hunting and Trapping)

Red Fox, Gray Fox

  • Season Dates: January 1 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit (Hunting - night with artificial light/night vision technology)

Bobcat Season

Bobcat Hunting

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Possession Limit: 3

Bobcat Trapping

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Possession Limit: 3

Coyote Season

Coyote Season (Hunting)

  • Season Dates: January 1 to December 31
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Coyote Season (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Mink Season

Mink Season (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Muskrat Season

Muskrat Season (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Fisher Season

Fisher Season (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to January 31
  • Bag Limit: 1
  • Possession Limit: 1

Beaver Season

Beaver Season (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to March 31
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Otter Season

Otter Season (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: 1
  • Possession Limit: 1

Crow Season

Crow (Split Season)

  • Season Dates: October 1 to November 18
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Crow (Split Season)

  • Season Dates: January 1 to March 18
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Skunk Season

Skunk (Hunting)

  • Season Dates: January 1 to December 31
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Skunk (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Opossum Season

Opossum (Hunting)

  • Season Dates: January 1 to December 31
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Opossum (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Weasel Season

Weasel (Hunting)

  • Season Dates: January 1 to December 31
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

Weasel (Trapping)

  • Season Dates: November 4 to February 29
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

English Sparrow Season

English Sparrow

  • Season Dates: January 1 to December 31
  • Bag Limit: No Limit

European Starling Season

European Starling

  • Season Dates: January 1 to December 31
  • Bag Limit: No Limit
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