West Virginia Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 14 – 
February 28, 2018

West Virginia Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$19

Non-Resident License Fees:
$119
6-Day $27

Special Permits:
Conservation Stamp $5 

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

West Virginia Ruffed Grouse Season

October 14 – February 28, 2018

 Limits: 4 per day, 16 possession

Woodcock

West Virginia Woodcock Season

October 15 – November 19, 2016 and November 28 – December 6, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

West Virginia Bobwhite Quail Season

November 4 – January 6, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

West Virginia Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 4 – January 6, 2018 or November 11 – December 2, 2017 depending on area

Limits: 1-2 per day, 1-2 possession depending on area

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch