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Proposed Hunting, Trapping & Fishing Regulations

Proposed regulation changes include those for the 2021 hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and wild boar. Comments will also be accepted on 2022-2023 general hunting and trapping regulations and 2022 fishing regulations.

Hear from WVDNR officials:

Proposed Regulations for Deer, Big Game & Small Game

Proposed Regulations for Cold Water & Warmwater 

How to submit public comments:

Public comments will be accepted through April 2. Those who wish to comment on proposed regulations can download a 2021 Sectional Meeting Questionnaire. Copies of the questionnaire are also available at WVDNR district offices, the Elkins Operational Center and the South Charleston headquarters. Written comments should be postmarked by April 2 and mailed to:

Keith Krantz

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Wildlife Resources Section

P.O. Box 67

Elkins, WV 26241


Hunters, trappers and anglers who have questions should contact their local district office at the numbers below.

District 1: 304-825-6787

District 2: 304-822-3551

District 3: 304-924-6211

District 4: 304-256-6947

District 5: 304-756-1023

District 6: 304-420-4550

Elkins Operations Center: 304-637-0245

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