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Hunting In West Virginia

Hunting in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition in which the majority of families have at least one member who participates on a regular basis. Each year more than 350,000 hunters take to West Virginia's woods in search of some sort of quarry. With this pursuit millions of dollars are directed toward the state's economy, creating more than 5,000 jobs. West Virginia's hunting-related expenditures for food, lodging, transportation, and equipment brought in nearly  $270 million to the state's economy. The economic benefit of hunting in West Virginia is especially valuable because of the amount of revenue generated in our most rural areas.

General Research
Regulations Grouse
Licenses Bear
Wildlife Management Areas Turkey
Antlerless Deer Application Deer
2014 Limitied Bear Firearms Season Permit Coyote
Application for McClintic Waterfowl Hunt Disease
WV Big Buck Contest  
Bowhunter Survey Form Harvest Information
2015 Spring Gobbler Survey Look in the Big Game Bulletin for
2014 Big Game Bulletin (PDF 2.8 MB)      Harvest Information
2014 MAST Survey and Hunting Outlook (PDF)*  
Relationship of mast production to big-game harvests in WV (PDF)* Living With Nuisance Wildlife
Shooting Ranges Bear
Urban Deer Archery Hunt Fact Sheet Bats
Game Field Tags (PDF)* Woodpeckers
Fur Shipping Tag (PDF)* Deer
Furbearer Management Newsletter (PDF) Wildlife Damage Information
First Deer Certificate Wildlife Control Information
Trapper Survey Instructions  
Trapper Survey Log Sheet  

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Bear Cub
Photo by Mark Shock

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