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Outdoors notes -- Dec. 30

In Season

Big game

  • Black bears may be hunted with firearms through Monday. The bag limit is one bear per season.
  • Antlerless white-tailed deer may be hunted through Monday. Bag limits vary by county.
  • White-tailed deer may be hunted with archery equipment through Monday. The bag limit is one deer per season, two with special permit.
  • Wild boar may be hunted with archery equipment through Monday. 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 "family antlerless-deer season" will close, one-half hour after sunset.
  • West Virginia's archery seasons for deer and wild boar will close, one-half hour after sunset.
  • West Virginia's firearm season for black bears will close, one-half hour after sunset.
  • Tuesday

  • New Year's Day! If you plan to go hunting or fishing, remember to purchase your 2013 license!
  • Jan. 5

  • West Virginia's hunting seasons for bobwhite quail and ring-necked pheasants will end, one-half hour after sunset.
  • The third segment of West Virginia's three-part season for mourning doves will end at sunset.
  • Jan. 24

  • Community education classes on beginning fly fishing, beginning fly tying, and beginning rod building will begin. Call 304-562-9050.

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