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Outdoors notes -- Dec. 2

In Season

Big game

  • White-tailed deer may be hunted with muzzleloading firearms from Dec. 3 through Dec. 8. The bag limit is one deer per season.
  • Black bears may be hunted with firearms from Dec. 3 through Dec. 31. The bag limit is one bear per season.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Dec. 8

  • West Virginia's muzzleloader season for deer will end, one-half hour after sunset.
  • Dec. 10

  • The Almost Heaven Archers will hold their monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the Gander Mountain Store in Southridge Centre. Call 744-2455.
  • Dec. 11

  • The Kanawha Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the South Charleston Public Library.
  • Dec. 13

  • West Virginia's "traditional" season for antlerless deer will begin, one-half hour before sunrise.
  • Dec. 15

  • West Virginia's "traditional" season for antlerless deer will end, one-half hour after sunset.

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