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Outdoors notes -- Oct. 20

In Season

Big game

  • White-tailed deer may be hunted with archery equipment through Dec. 31. The bag limit is one deer per season, two with special permit.
  • Black bears may be hunted with archery equipment through Nov. 17. The bag limit is one bear per season, two in selected counties.
  • Wild boar may be hunted with archery equipment through Dec. 31. The bag limit is one boar per season.
  • Small game

  • Raccoons may be hunted through Feb. 28. There is no bag limit.
  • Squirrels may be hunted through Jan. 31. The bag limit is six squirrels a day.
  • Upland birds

  • Ruffed grouse may be hunted through Feb. 28. The bag limit is five grouse a day.
  • Woodcock may be hunted through Nov. 26. The bag limit is three woodcock a day.
  • Waterfowl

  • Canada geese may be hunted until Oct. 27. The bag limit is five geese a day.
  • Calendar

    Today

  • The Putnam County Gun Club will conduct a high-power match, 9 a.m., at the club's range near Eleanor. Call 304-344-0423.
  • Monday

  • The second segment of West Virginia's three-part season for mourning doves will begin at sunrise.
  • Oct. 25

  • West Virginia's new firearm antlerless-deer season will open, one-half hour before sunrise, in all counties open to antlerless-deer hunting.
  • Oct. 27

  • West Virginia's firearm season for wild boar will begin, one-half hour before sunrise.
  • West Virginia's new firearm antlerless-deer season will close, one-half hour after sunset.
  • Oct. 29

  • West Virginia's fall turkey season will resume, one-half hour before sunrise.
  • Nov. 3

  • West Virginia's hunting seasons for bobwhite quail, cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, ring-necked pheasant, fox and bobcat will open, one-half hour before sunrise.

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