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West Virginia Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 – 
February 28, 2017

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 15 – February 28, 2017

 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 5 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

West Virginia Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 5 – January 2, 2017 or November 12 – December 3, 2016 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
Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch