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Outdoors notes -- Feb. 23

In 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.
  • Upland birds

  • Ruffed grouse may be hunted through Feb. 28. The bag limit is five grouse 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

    Today

  • The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will hold its quarterly meeting, 1 p.m., at the Division of Natural Resources headquarters building in South Charleston.
  • Feb. 28

  • The Midland Trail Friends of NRA will hold their 21st Annual Banquet, 6 p.m., at the Embassy Suites hotel in Charleston. Call 304-776-1950.
  • West Virginia's hunting seasons for ruffed grouse, rabbits, raccoons, snowshoe hares, foxes and bobcats will close, one-half hour after sunset.
  • March 1

  • West Virginia's spring fire season begins.
  • West Virginia's trout-stocking season goes into full swing.
  • March 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.
  • Field Notes

  • Women's outdoors workshop: Women from throughout West Virginia will get a chance to learn outdoor skills hands-on at the Division of Natural Resources' spring Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop.
  • The three-day event, scheduled for April 19-21 at North Bend State Park near Parkersburg, will offer classes in archery, bicycling, shooting, camping, fly tying, fishing, self defense, outdoors cooking and several other popular pastimes.

    The classes are open to women over 18 years of age. The registration fee of $150 includes lodging, some meals, and some materials used during the classes.

    For more information or to register, contact the DNR's Billie Shearer at 304-558-2771 or billie.j.shearer@wv.gov. A registration form can be downloaded from wvdnr.gov/hunting/bow.shtm.


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