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2014-2015 Seasons, Dates and Limits

Species

Opening
Date
Closing
Date
Daily Bag
Limit
PossesionLimit SeasonLimit

*Wild Boar (Gun)

October 25

November 1

1

*Wild Boar (Archery)

September 27

December 31

*Deer (Buck)

November 24

December 6

See pages 13-18.

*Deer (Archery)

September 27

December 31

*Deer (Antlerless)Split Season

October 23

October 25

November 24

December 6

December 18

December 20

December 29

December 31

*Deer (Muzzleloader)

December 8

December 13

*Deer (Youth/Class Q/QQ/Class XS)
Split Season (see page 32)

October 18

October 18

1

3

3

December 26

December 27

*Bear (Archery)Split Season

September 27

November 22

See pages 38-39.

2

December 8

December 31

*Bear (Gun)(Selected Counties)

September 18

September 20

October 4

October 10

November 24

December 6

December 8

December 31

*Turkey, Fall
Split Season (Selected Counties - see page 34)

October 11

October 18

1

October 27

November 1

October 27

November 15

*Turkey (Spring 2015 - Bearded Only)

April 27

May 23

1

2

2

*Turkey (2015 Youth Season - see page 35)

April 25

April 25

1 - counts towards spring season bag limit of two

Squirrel (Gray, Black, Albino and Fox)

September 13

January 31

6

24

None

Squirrel (Youth Season - see page 32)

September 6

September 6

6

Ruffed Grouse

October 18

February 28

4

16

None

Bobwhite Quail

November 1

January 3

3

9

None

Cottontail Rabbit

November 1

February 28

5

20

None

Snowshoe or Varying Hare

November 1

February 28

2

8

None

Ring-necked Pheasant (cock birds only)
Hillcrest WMA (cock birds only)

November 1

January 3

2

2

None

November 8

December 6

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 18

February 28

4

None

None

Raccoon (Trapping)

November 1

February 28

None

Red Fox, Gray Fox (Hunting and Trapping)

November 1

February 28

None

Red Fox, Gray Fox (Hunting - night with artificial light, see page 3)

January 1

February 28

*Bobcat (Hunting and Trapping)

November 1

February 28

3

Mink, Muskrat (Trapping)

November 1

February 28

None

*Fisher (Trapping)

November 1

January 31

1

*Beaver (Trapping)

November 1

March 31

None

*Otter (Trapping)

November 1

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 22

None

January 1

March 7

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 1

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 5 and 35 for instructions for checking beavers checked in beginning April 1, 2015 and turkeys checked in during spring 2015 gobbler seasons.
**See page 7 for additional regulations


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