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Hunting In West Virginia

Hunting in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition in which the majority of families have at least one member who participates on a regular basis. Each year more than 350,000 hunters take to West Virginia's woods in search of some sort of quarry. With this pursuit millions of dollars are directed toward the state's economy, creating more than 5,000 jobs. West Virginia's hunting-related expenditures for food, lodging, transportation, and equipment brought in nearly  $270 million to the state's economy. The economic benefit of hunting in West Virginia is especially valuable because of the amount of revenue generated in our most rural areas.

General Research
Regulations Grouse
Licenses Bear
Wildlife Management Areas Turkey
WV Big Buck Certification Program Deer
2020 Bowhunter Survey Form Coyote
2018 Bowhunter Cooperative Survey Results *NEW*
2021 Spring Gobbler Survey Disease
2020 Big Game Bulletin  
2020 MAST Survey and Hunting Outlook (PDF)* Harvest Information
Relationship of mast production to big-game harvests in WV (PDF)* Look in the Big Game Bulletin for
Urban Deer Archery Hunt Fact Sheet      Harvest Information
Game Field Tags (PDF)*  
Fur Shipping Tag (PDF)* Living With Nuisance Wildlife
Furbearer Management Newsletter (PDF) Bear
First Deer Certificate Bats
Trapper Survey Instructions Woodpeckers
Trapper Survey Log Sheet Deer
Crossbow Hunting Fact Sheet (PDF) Wildlife Damage Information
Video: How to Extract Bear Tooth Wildlife Control Information
Falconry in West Virginia  

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