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Hunters and trappers must obtain their dnr id number before using the telephone game check option. Inside that booklet, is a page that outlines the summary of the changes for the. We work with the west virginia division of natural resources to produce hunting safety education thats accurate, interesting, and easy to understand. West virginia is a huge hunting state that welcomes more than 350,000 hunters a year.
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Hunting west virginia state parks west virginia state parks. With plentiful wildlife and beautiful hunting lands, west virginia has much to offer hunters, and free lance fishing and guide service can help you make the most of it. Sunday hunting will be legal in all 55 counties on private land only, with written permission, beginning july 6, 2017. West virginia is known for its outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing. See chapter 35, hunting permit regulations for persons with disabilities commercial licenses wyoming statutes provide for commercial fur dealers, taxidermists, game bird farms and tanneries, and authorizes the commission to promulgate rules to carry out statutory intents. Charleston, wv ap new west virginia hunting regulations for fall hunting of deer, bear and wild turkey have been included in a summary now available at division of natural resources district. Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for west virginia hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. The states hunting calendar for 201819 will start on. Most regulations are subject to change by administrative rule.
Fall wild turkey hunting season dates and open counties have changed. Because of the sheer number of incoming hunters, it is important for a private land owner to know all of the laws and regulations about hunting on private property. Fillable antlerless application form pdf affidavit for a lost antlerless license pdf. Twentyone counties, or parts thereof, will have more restrictive. Rules and requirements for hunting deer, elk, black bear, cougar, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, bobcat, coyote, fox, grouse, raccoon, rabbit, hare, and turkey. Dnr customer service toll free 1888wdnrinfo 18889367463. Cavalier, mattaponi, and white oak wmas have been added to the list of departmentowned lands where bird dogs may be trained on wild quail from september 1st to the day prior to opening day of the quail hunting season. Randolph co wv online yard sale public group facebook. The 20192020 west virginia hunting and trapping regulations summary has been released. Crossbow hunting regulations and laws in west virginia. Antlerless deer hunting season dates and open counties have changed.
West virginia dnr hunting, trapping and fishing mapwv. Muzzleloader west virginia gun hunting and fishing. Barbour, berkeley, boone, braxton, brooke, cabell, calhoun, clay, doddridge, fayette, gilmer, grant, greenbrier, hampshire, hancock, hardy. Please remember that handgun laws are not governed solely by west virginia law. There are additional local, state and federal laws that may apply to fishing, hunting, and the use of firearms, including the california penal code and california fish and game code, and many local ordinances. Muzzleloader deer hunting muzzleloader deer hunting for antlered deer is legal in all counties open to.
If you wish, instead, to receive a printed copy, please visit an authorized hunting license agent or request a copy from a dnr district office. You must comply with any applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations, not all of which are contained in this handbook. Contact information for information on hunting regulations and hours, contact. For answers to specific questions about hunting and trapping, please contact. Most california fishing and hunting regulations are contained in the california code of regulations ccr, title 14 natural resources. Fortunately, west virginia state forests are open to hunting during both small and big game seasons. As we continue to improve hunt central, feel free to provide your feedback.
If you have any questions regarding this handbook, or state firearm laws in general, please contact the office of the. West virginia hunting laws and regulations who is required to complete hunter education in west virginia. Using appropriate methods and hunting within statestipulated seasons and regulations, legal predator hunts consist of bear, bobcat, wild boar, coyote and fox. The following hunting regulations are effective august 1, 2019 to july 31, 2020. This is a large 7mb file and may take a long time 20 min or longer to open on a dialup internet connection.
This chapter is enacted to provide a comprehensive program for the exploration, conservation, development, protection, enjoyment and use of the natural resources of the state of west virginia and may be cited as the state natural resources law. Overall, the dnrs antlerlessdeer regulations for the 201819 season will be slightly more conservative than those for 201718. Jul 01, 2019 a pocket guide can be printed on legalsize paper 8. Hunting in west virginia is a timehonored tradition in which the majority of families have at least one member who participates on a regular basis. Regulations west virginia hunting and trapping purchase a license. The guide is a summary of indiana hunting regulations. For any further questions regarding west virginia hunting or hunting on specific west virginia land, there are many contacts who are readily available to assist you. If you enjoy gun hunting and fly fishing find all the information on deer harvest to trout stocking on. West virginia migratory bird hunting west virginia hunting and trapping purchase a license as we continue to improve hunt central, feel free to provide your feedback. Its time to snag a copy or, like the kids do, open them up on your phone and start studying the seasons.
Hunter ed is committed to hunting education safety. The states hunting calendar for 201819 will start on sept. They asked the commission to lengthen the spring turkeyhunting season, to change smallmouthbass fishing regulations along the entire new. Call tollfree in maryland at 18776208dnr 8367 out of state. The official west virginia dnr els electronic licensing. The service lets you pay your vehicle renewal fees quickly and conveniently using a credit card. If hunting regulations being proposed by the west virginia division of. Click here to view the current west virginia hunting regulations. Hunters and trappers may now check their game via the telephone at 1844wvcheck, the website. Guided hunting trips in the mountains of west virginia.
Specific laws and regulations are found in the code of virginia or the dgif fisheries, wildlife, and boating regulations. Hunt in state parks, in safety zones in state forests or wildlife management areas,and in harpers ferry. In the dog days of summer, west virginias hunters start thinking toward the weeks ahead. Each year more than 350,000 hunters take to west virginias woods in search of some sort of quarry. Concurrent hunting during deer archery and crossbow seasons. North carolina offers some excellent hunting opportunities. Big game hunting seasons and regulations washington.
This can be accomplished by either going online to, stopping at a hunting and fishing license agent, or. Failure to comply will result in a members immediate termination from the club and forfeiture of all paid dues. It is now lawful to hunt or take deer on private lands only in the southeast special regulations areas bucks, chester, delaware, montgomery and philadelphia counties through the use of or taking. The west virginia division of motor vehicles has enabled this service to allow you to renew your vehicle registration online.
Operations center elkins, wv 26241 738 ward road wildlife management. A bow hunter may take small game at any time the small game season is open, except the first three days of buck firearms season in counties having a buck firearms season. All persons granted membership into xyz hunting club henceforth referred to as the club must comply with all bylaws as defined below and all state hunting regulations and laws. Deer general regulations west virginia division of. Be sure to visit the divisions website for additional details and regulations. Aptly named the mountain state, west virginia gives hunters the opportunity to hunt in majestic solitude while pursuing deer, bear, turkey and small game.1136 1611 38 508 751 759 772 905 776 368 344 124 476 307 41 156 907 1499 641 354 316 1262 1387 834 905 1611 139 1253 1008 599 160 1344 116 526 1120 625 67 1042 943 1222