West Virginia Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 16 – February 28, 2022

Resident License Fees:


Non-Resident License Fees:

6-Day $27

Special Permits:

Conservation Stamp $5

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

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 16 – February 28, 2022

 Limits: 4 per day, 16 possession


West Virginia Woodcock Season

October 17 – November 21, 2020 and November 30 – December 8, 2020

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

West Virginia Bobwhite Quail Season

November 6 – January 1, 2022

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

West Virginia Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 6 – January 1, 2022 or November 13 – December 4, 2021 depending on area

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

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