West Virginia Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 13 – 
February 28, 2019

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
 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

West Virginia Ruffed Grouse Season

October 13 – February 28, 2019

 Limits: 4 per day, 16 possession

Woodcock

West Virginia Woodcock Season

October 13 – November 17, 2018 and November 26 – December 4, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

West Virginia Bobwhite Quail Season

November 3 – January 5, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

West Virginia Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 3 – January 5, 2019 or November 10 – December 1, 2018 depending on area

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

Final West Virginia Hunt

End of Season Omens

Rio the setter suddenly hits the brakes, sliding to a stop on a steep grade beside an old logging road being reclaimed by the forest. We’ve spent a couple days wandering the hills of West Virginia searching for late-season Ruffed Grouse with no luck. I can tell by her stance, even on this awkward angle, … Read more

North Carolina Hunt

Rough Grouse in the South

Even though my grandfather’s family settled in the Southern Appalachians generations ago, the relatives who still reside here are all strangers. It could be the early morning delirium, but I have the feeling I am meant to hunt here. I’ve been convinced by Ultimate Uplanders, Johnnie and Robbie, that bird hunting is alive and well … Read more