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Summary of Changes
2014-2015 Hunting Regulations

  1. All private land in counties having a firearms antlerless deer season (Class N or NN) will be open October 23-25, November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31. All public lands having an antlerless deer season will be open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31. Bag limits vary among counties but will be either one or three antlerless deer. See pages 13-18.
  2. Fall wild turkey hunting season has been decreased in 2014 with 13 counties open October 11-18; seven counties open October 11-18 and October 27 – November 1; and 14 counties open October 11-18 and October 27 – November 15. See page 34.
  3. Black bear gun hunting seasons in 2014 include 16 counties or parts thereof open September 18-20; eight counties open October 4-10; 17 counties open November 24 – December 6 by permit only on private and public lands during the Buck Firearms Season and 11 counties open November 24 – December 6 without permit during the Buck Firearms Season, and all 55 counties open December 8-31. The daily bag limit is one bear per day with a season bag limit of two bears, provided at least one bear comes from Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Nicholas, Raleigh or Wyoming counties. See pages 38-39.
  4. Trappers checking in beavers beginning April 1, 2015 and hunters checking in turkeys during the 2015 spring gobbler seasons must follow the new rules for electronic checking of game (see pages 5 and 35 respectively).
  5. Voters in several counties approved Sunday hunting recently. Please see the "Sunday Hunting" subheading under "Hunting" on the DNR website for a current list of counties open to Sunday hunting on private land.

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