While deer season is very popular in the Mountain State, there are plenty of other types of wildlife to hunt! Bear, quail, wild boar, raccoon, squirrel and several other animals have their own seasons throughout the year! One of the most exciting animals that has just recently been introduced in West Virginia is elk! Over the past year, more than 60 elk have been introduced in West Virginia, and now the population is surpassing 100.
Before long, southern West Virginia will be a desirable destination for elk hunting. With so many options for hunting spanning across most of the year, West Virginia is the perfect place for your hunting getaway.
Full regulations here.
West Virginia Wild Boar Seasons
|Archery||Sept. 24-Dec. 31 and Feb. 4-6|
|General Season||Oct. 23-30 and Feb. 4-6|
West Virginia Deer Seasons
|Buck Firearms||Nov. 22-Dec. 5|
|Archery and Crossbow||Sept. 25-Dec. 31|
|Antlerless||Oct. 21-24, Nov. 22-25, Dec. 9-12 and Dec. 28-31**|
|Youth Season||Oct. 16-17 and Dec. 26-27|
**Season dates vary by zone and hunts may only be legal in select counties.
West Virginia Turkey Seasons
|Fall General Season||Oct. 9-17, Oct. 25-Nov. 14**|
|Spring General Season, Bearded Only||Apr. 18-May 22, 2021|
|Spring Youth Season||Apr. 16-17|
**Season dates vary by zone.
West Virginia Black Bear Seasons
|Archery||Sept. 25-Dec. 31|
|Firearms||Aug. 29-Dec. 31**|
**Season dates vary by zone. For more information about bear hunting locations and dates, visit the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources website.
West Virginia Small Game Seasons
|Squirrel||Sept. 11-Feb. 28|
|Ruffed Grouse||Oct. 16-Feb. 28|
|Bobwhite Quail||Nov. 6-Jan. 2|
|Rabbit and Hare||Nov. 6-Feb. 28|
|Pheasant||Nov. 6-Jan. 2**|
|Raccoon||Oct. 16-Feb. 28|