Your Guide to Hunting in Almost Heaven for the First Time

First time hunting in Almost Heaven? Read this guide before you go and you’ll be an avid hunter before you know it. So grab your gear, purchase a West Virginia hunting license and choose your hunting destination.

A hunter points out something in the woods to his fellow hunters

Two hunters have a conversation in the woods

Purchase a License

Purchasing a hunting or fishing license is more convenient than ever before. Residents and non-residents can enroll, pay and print through the Electronic Licensing & Game Check System.

Check Game

Check your game online. All you need is your DNR ID Number and you’ll be on your way to checking your game in no time.


Stay up to date on the different regulations for each hunting season throughout the year. These regulations are your guide to hunting safely in West Virginia.


Hunting in Almost Heaven

State Records

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources maintains state records for white-tailed deer harvested, which are broken down into two categories: rifle harvest and archery harvest. You never know when you might set a new state record.


A 10-point buck stands along the treeline

A hunter looks into the distance with binoculars

Consuming Game

Its important for hunters to know how to properly prepare and consume game. Follow along as we share tips and tricks for handling deer meat and one-of-a-kind recipes that’ll soon become favorites of your own.