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2022-2023 West Virginia Hunting Seasons

2022-2023 West Virginia Hunting Seasons

If you love hunting, West Virginia is a great place to be. The state has many kinds of animals to hunt and different ways to hunt them. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) sets the rules for hunting seasons based on science, people’s opinions, and the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approval. Hunting seasons change depending on the animal, the place, the way, and the license. Some of the most hunted animals in West Virginia are deer, bear, turkey, and small game. The table below shows the hunting seasons for these and other animals in West Virginia for 2022-2023 .


SpeciesSeason StartSeason CloseDaily Bag LimitPossession LimitSeason Limit
*Wild Boar (Gun) Split SeasonOctober 22October 291
February 3February 5
*Wild Boar (Archery and Crossbow) Split SeasonSeptember 24December 31
February 3February 5
*Deer (Buck Firearms)November 21December 4VARIES CLICK HERE SEE VISIT WVDNR PDF See Pages 15-20
*Deer (Archery and Crossbow)September 24December 31
*Deer (Antlerless) Split Season (Selected Counties)October 20October 23
November 21December 4
December 8December 11
December 28December 31
*Deer (Muzzleloader)December 12December 18
*Deer (Youth/Class Q/QQ/Class XS) Split SeasonOctober 15October 16144
December 26December 27
*Deer, Bear and Turkey Winter 2023 – Mountaineer HeritageJanuary 12January 151 deer 1 bear 1 turkey
*Bear (Archery and Crossbow)September 24December 31VARIES CLICK HERE SEE VISIT WVDNR PDF See Pages 35-40
*Bear (Gun)
(Selected Counties)
September 3September 11
October 1October 7
October 20October 23122
November 21December 4
December 5December 31
*Bear (Youth/Class Q/QQ/Class XSOctober 15October 16
*Turkey, Fall – Split SeasonOctober 8October 161
October 24October 30
October 24November 13
*Turkey (Spring 2023 – Bearded Only)April 17May 21122
*Turkey (2023 Youth Season)April 15April 16
Ruffed GrouseOctober 15February 28416NONE

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