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2013-2014 Seasons, Dates and Limits

Species Opening Date Closing Date Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit Season Limit
*Wild Boar (Gun) October 26 November 2 1
*Wild Boar (Archery) October 12 December 31
*Deer (Buck) November 25 December 7 See pages 13-18.
*Deer (Archery) September 28 December 31
*Deer (Antlerless) Split Season October 24 October 26
November 25 December 7
December 19 December 21
December 28 December 31
*Deer (Muzzleloader) December 9 December 14
*Deer (Youth/Class Q/QQ/Class XS) Split Season (see page 30) October 19 October 19 1 3 3
December 26 December 27
*Bear (Archery) Split Season September 28 November 23

See pages 38-39.

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December 9 December 31
*Bear (Gun) (Selected Counties) September 21 October 7 September 27 October 11
November 25 December 7
December 9 December 31
*Turkey, Fall (Selected Counties - see page 33) Split Season October 12 October 19 1
October 28 November 2
October 28 November 16
*Turkey (Spring 2014 - Bearded Only) April 28 May 24 1 2 2
*Turkey (2014 Youth Season - see page 33) April 26 April 26 1 - counts towards spring season bag limit of two
Squirrel (Gray, Black, Albino and Fox) September 14 January 31 6 24 None
Squirrel (Youth Season - see page 30) September 7 September 7 6
Ruffed Grouse October 12 February 28 4 16 None
Bobwhite Quail November 2 January 4 3 9 None
Cottontail Rabbit November 2 February 28 5 20 None
Snowshoe or Varying Hare November 2 February 28 2 8 None
Ring-necked Pheasant (cock birds only) Hillcrest WMA(cock birds only) November 2 January 4 2 2 None
November 9 December 7 1 1 None
Raccoon (Hunting) The bag limit during an 11-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. is four raccoons for each person or groups of persons hunting as a party. October 12 February 28 4 None None
Raccoon (Trapping) November 2 February 28 None
Red Fox, Gray Fox (Hunting and Trapping) Red Fox, Gray Fox (Hunting - night with artificial light, see page 3) November 2 February 28 None
January 1 February 28
*Bobcat (Hunting and Trapping) November 2 February 28 3
Mink, Muskrat (Trapping) November 2 February 28 None
*Fisher (Trapping) November 2 January 31 1
*Beaver (Trapping) November 2 March 31 None
*Otter (Trapping) November 2 February 28 1
Crow - Split Season Nuisance Crows - crows committing depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, home gardens, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated so as to constitute a health hazard and or other nuisance may be killed at any time. October 1 November 23 None
January 1 March 1
Coyote (Hunting)** Continuous Open Season None
Coyote (Hunting - night with artificial light)** January 1 July 31
Skunk, Opossum, Woodchuck, Weasel, English Sparrow, European Starling and Pigeon (Hunting) Continuous Open Season None
Skunk, Opossum, Coyote, and Weasel (Trapping) November 2 February 28
Elk, Mountain Lion, Song and Insectivorous Birds, Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles No Open Season
Geese, Ducks, Mourning Doves, Gallinules, Rails, Woodcock and Common Snipe Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration required. See WVDNR Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations available in September.
* Must be checked at an official game checking station ** See page 6 for additional regulations


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