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Outdoors notes -- Dec. 1

In Season

Big Game

  • White-tailed deer may be hunted with firearms through Dec. 7. The bag limit is up to two deer a day.
  • White-tailed deer may be hunted with archery equipment through Dec. 31. The bag limit is up to two deer a day.
  • Wild boars may be hunted with archery equipment through Dec. 31. The bag limit is one boar a season.
  • Small game

  • Squirrels may be hunted through Jan. 31. The bag limit is six squirrels a day.
  • Cottontail rabbits may be hunted through Feb. 28. The bag limit is five rabbits a day.
  • Snowshoe hares may be hunted through Feb. 28. The bag limit is two hares a day.
  • Raccoons may be hunted through Feb. 28. The bag limit is four raccoons a day.
  • Red or gray foxes may be hunted through Feb. 28. There is no bag limit.
  • Bobcats may be hunted through Feb. 28. The bag limit is three bobcats a season.
  • Coyotes may be hunted year-round. There is no bag limit.
  • Upland birds

  • Ruffed grouse may be hunted through Feb. 28. The bag limit is four grouse a day.
  • Woodcock may be hunted through Monday. The bag limit is three woodcock a day.
  • Ring-necked pheasants may be hunted through Jan. 4. The bag limit is two male pheasants a day.
  • Bobwhite quail may be hunted through Jan. 4. The bag limit is three quail a day.
  • Common snipes may be hunted through Dec. 7. The bag limit is eight snipes a day.
  • Outdoors Calendar

    Dec. 7

  • West Virginia's firearm season for buck deer will end, one-half hour after sunset.
  • The third segment of West Virginia's firearm season for black bears will end, one-half hour after sunset, in selected counties.
  • West Virginia's concurrent firearm season for antlerless deer will open, one-half hour before sunrise, in selected counties.
  • West Virginia's hunting season for common snipes will end at sunset.
  • Dec. 9

  • West Virginia's traditional firearm season for black bears will begin, one-half hour before sunrise.
  • West Virginia's muzzleloader season for white-tailed deer will begin, one-half hour before sunrise.

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