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Outdoors notes -- Nov. 18

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.
  • Wild boar may be hunted with archery equipment through Dec. 31. The bag limit is one boar per season.
  • Small game

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coyotes may be hunted during daylight hours year-round. There is no bag limit.
  • Calendar

    Monday

  • 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.
  • Nov. 26

    West Virginia's woodcock season will close at sunset.

    Dec. 1

  • West Virginia's firearm season for buck deer will end, one-half hour after sunset.
  • Dec. 3

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

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