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Outdoors notes -- Nov. 4

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

  • Wild turkeys may be hunted through Nov. 17 in selected counties. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex a season.
  • 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. 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.
  • Mourning doves may be hunted through Nov. 10. The bag limit is 15 doves a day.
  • Woodcock may be hunted through Nov. 26. The bag limit is three woodcock a day.
  • Ring-necked pheasants may be hunted through Jan. 5. The bag limit is two pheasants a day.
  • Bobwhite quail may be hunted through Jan. 5. The bag limit is three quail a day.
  • Varmints

  • 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.
  • Calendar

    Nov. 10

  • The second segment of West Virginia's three-part season for mourning doves will end at sunset.
  • Nov. 11

  • The Almost Heaven Archers will hold their monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the Gander Mountain Store in Southridge Centre. Call 304-744-2455.
  • Nov. 12

  • The Kanawha Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the South Charleston Public Library.
  • Nov. 19

  • West Virginia's firearm season for buck deer will begin, one-half hour before sunrise.
  • West Virginia's early firearm bear season will begin, one-half hour before sunrise, in selected counties.
  • Field Notes

  • Fishing rodeo: The City of Charleston will host a three-day trout-fishing rodeo Nov. 10-12 at the Cato Park swimming pool.
  • The pool will be stocked with approximately 300 pounds of trout that average 11/2 pounds apiece. Ten fish will be tagged, and anglers who catch tagged fish receive prizes.

    Fishing on Nov. 10 will be restricted to youths 15 years and under, who will be allowed to fish at no charge. Fishing on Nov. 11 and 12 will be open to young people and adults, but anyone age 16 and older must pay a $10-a-day rod fee.

    Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is billed as tobacco-free.


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