West Virginia

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Government Lands: 11%

1,740,880 acres

Private Lands: 89%

13,766,331 acres

West Virginia

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Antlerless Deer Stamp

Class N. Required in addition to Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, XJ, XS license. See the Hunting Regulations (available at license agents in July) for additional information and application procedure.

Resident: $10

Additional Deer Stamp

Class RB and RG. One for archery and one for firearms-sold separately Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, XS, or XJ license. See the Hunting Regulations for additional information.

Resident: $21

Additional Deer Stamp Muzzleloader

Class RM. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, XS, or XJ license. See the Hunting Regulations booklet for additional information.

Resident: $16

Big Game Stamp

Class BG. Required of Class A license holders to hunt deer, turkey, bear, and boar with a bow or muzzleloader.

Resident: $10

Antlerless Deer Stamp

Class NN. Must be accompanied by a Class E license. A limited number of Class NN stamps are available for specified counties. See Hunting Regulations (available at license agents in July) for application procedure.

Nonresident: $27

Additional Firearms Deer Stamp

Class RRG. Required in addition to Class E license. See Hunting Regulations booklet for additional information.

Nonresident: $43

Additional Deer Stamp

Class RRB and RRM. 1 for archery and 1 for muzzleloader sold separately. Must be accompanied by Class E license and, if for archery also accompanied by Class UU, and if for muzzleloader, also accompanied by Class VV. See Regulations for more information.

Nonresident: $37

Archery Deer Stamp

Class UU. Must be accompanied by a Class E License.

Nonresident: $32

Muzzleloader Deer Stamp

Class VV. Must be accompanied by a Class E license.

Nonresident: $32

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting Stamp

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Bear

Total black bear Boone and Crockett records for West Virginia: 21

Season bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Stamp

Class BG. Required of Class A license holders to hunt deer, turkey, bear, and boar with a bow or muzzleloader.

Resident: $10

Bear Damage Stamp

Class DS. Required to hunt or pursue bear. required in addition to Class A+BG, A-L, AB-L, EE, X, XJ license.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Bear Hunting License

Class EE.

Nonresident: $162

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Hog

Season bag limit: 1

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Stamp

Class BG. Required of Class A license holders to hunt deer, turkey, bear, and boar with a bow or muzzleloader.

Resident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for West Virginia: 175

Fall season bag limit: 1

Spring season bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Stamp

Class BG. Required of Class A license holders to hunt deer, turkey, bear, and boar with a bow or muzzleloader.

Resident: $10

Turkey Stamp

Class WW. Must be accompanied by a Class E License.

Nonresident: $32

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Coyote

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Bobcat

Season bag limit: 3

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Fox

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Pheasant

Daily bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Grouse

Daily bag limit: 4

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Quail

Daily bag limit: 3

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Duck

Daily bag limit: 6

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program

All licensed migratory bird hunters must possess a valid HIP registration card: Available at all license agents and DNR offices.

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Goose

Canada goose daily bag limit: 5

Canada/White-fronted goose daily bag limit: 5

Snow and blue goose daily bag limit: 5

Brant daily bag limit: 1

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program

All licensed migratory bird hunters must possess a valid HIP registration card: Available at all license agents and DNR offices.

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Dove

Daily bag limit: 15

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program

All licensed migratory bird hunters must possess a valid HIP registration card: Available at all license agents and DNR offices.

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2

Rabbit

Cottontail daily bag limit: 5

Snowshoe hare daily bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

6 Day Small Game Hunting License

Class H.

Nonresident: $27

Commercial Small Game Shooting Preserve License

Class J.

Nonresident: $10

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters & anglers, except holders of Class X, XJ, A-L, B-L and AB-L licenses (Class CS).

Resident: $5

Hunting & Trapping License

Class A.

Resident: $19

Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class X for ages 18 through 64. Includes Class CS and BG Stamps.

Resident: $35

Junior Sportsman Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Class XJ. Similar to Class X but for ages 15 through 17.

Resident: $16

Small Arms Hunting License

Class A-1. For ages 21 or older. Must be accompanied by a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X, E, EE, H, J, or free license.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $8

Conservation Stamp

Required for all licensed hunters and anglers (Class CS/LE).

Nonresident: $13

Hunting & Trapping License

Class E.

Nonresident: $119

National Forest Hunting/Trapping/Fishing

Class I. Required on National Forests in addition to Class E, F, EE, H, or LL license.

Nonresident: $2