West Virginia Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

West Virginia Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

West Virginia got separated from Virginia after the Wheeling Conventions of 1861. The state is located in the Appalachian Mountain range and is the 41st-largest state in the United States. The fact that this piece of land is almost completely mountainous that’s why it is known as “The Mountain State.”

Although hunters eagerly wait for the white-tailed deer season in this mountainous state, they can also enjoy plenty of other types of wildlife to hunt. Some of these wild species include ear, quail, wild boar, raccoon, squirrel, etc. One animal that makes hunting an ultimate hit in the state is the recently introduced elk hunting in West Virginia.

West Virginia Bowhunting Season

Hunting Category Months
Wild Boar (Archery) Sept. 24-Dec. 31 and Feb. 4-6
Wild Boar (General Season) Oct. 23-30 and Feb. 4-6
Deer (Archery and Crossbow) Sept. 25-Dec. 31
Black Bear (Archery) Sept. 25-Dec. 31
Turkey (Fall General Season) Oct. 9-17, Oct. 25-Nov. 14**
Turkey (Spring General Season, Bearded Only) Apr. 18-May 22, 2021
Turkey (Spring Youth Season) Apr. 16-17

Bowhunting License Fee In West Virginia

Category License Type Fee
Archery Additional Deer Hunting Stamp (Resident) $21
Archery Additional  Deer Hunting Stamp (Lifetime) $37

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

West Virginia offers decent access to hunting and fishing opportunities. It has above 1.5 million acres of public land that makes up about 10 percent of the state’s area. The state has no legal restrictions or any other regulations regarding the size of the bow.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State

Now the West Virginia students can master the skill of archery in their schools. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) offers this program by partnering with schools across the state. Physical education students across the state can learn this amazing technique of hunting through this program.

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