Crossbows may legally be used to hunt during the firearm and archery seasons. Approximately 330,000 deer hunters will be in west virginias woods during this season. Big game hunt orientation 2016 united states fish and. There have also been additional hunting lands added to several existing wmas. It is open in all counties except logan, mingo, mcdowell and wyoming. Muzzleloader season is november 2 to 15 and december 14 to january 4 for most hunters. Chads success story is one steeped in west virginia heritage, dedicated publicland bowhunting and persistence of faith.
Hunters took 32,000 deer during the 2018hunting season, the states highest. Specific laws and regulations are found in the code of virginia or the dgif fisheries, wildlife, and boating regulations. Virginia archery tournaments and competitions, dates and. Bucks of this caliber have been coming out of not only logan but also wingo, mcdowell and wyoming counties for the last 40 years.
Below are the seasons and bag limits for most hunting and trapping seasons for from july 1, 2019 through june 30. To hunt in the february wild boar season, hunters will need a 2020 base hunting license. Jul 16, 2015 20152016 west virginia hunting and trapping regulations summary available west virginia division of natural resources. Among the first to congratulate chad on his historic endeavor was the reigning west virginia archery record holder of 16 years. Opening day of virginia bow season 2016 big doe down. Elkview west virginia united states 12122020 12122020 third annual a shot in park archery tournament in wheeling, ohio county wv.
We have tried to include all current and valid information available to us. There shall be a license for hunting with a bow and arrow, slingbow, or crossbow, during the special archery seasons, which shall be in addition to the. For more information on hunting regulations, hunters should consult the 20192020 west virginia hunting and trapping regulations summary available at dnr offices, license agents, or on. There shall be a license for hunting with a bow and arrow or crossbow, during the special archery seasons, which shall be in addition to the licenses required to. Legal methods and restrictions for archery turkey season. If youre a target archer, here are some places to compete. The virginia department of game and inland fisheries established an urban archery season during 2002 to assist towns and cities across the commonwealth with urban deer management issues. Virginia amateur sports reserves the right to make changes to the sport information noted on this page. Crossbow hunting regulations and laws in west virginia. Official site of the west virginia division of natural resources, wv state parks, and wv hunting and fishing. The archery program hosts tournaments throughout the year. The multiple zone system and all but 1 lottery has been revised. In 45 entities counties, towns, urban areas, archery season lasts seven months.
Hunting prospects for the 2016 west virginia spring turkey. West virginias deer muzzleloader season starts dec. Ron burroughs airport road, route 15 sutton, wv 26601 3045424353 or 3047652429. Oct 02, 2016 2016 opening day of archery hunting season in virginia featuring. As lafon stated, the effect is greater than it may appear. Chincoteague nwr has made significant changes to the big game hunt program for 2016. Full season eithersex deer hunting has been established during both the early and late muzzleloading seasons on private lands in botetourt, rockingham east of.
West virginias 2016 deer muzzleloader deer season will run from dec. Nov 20, 2016 the west virginia buck firearms season is nov. West virginia hunters harvest 108,160 deer in 2017 wv dnr. The traditional twoweek buck firearms season will open thanksgiving week, on monday nov. Statebystate hunting data archery trade association. Utah, virginia, west virginia, wisconsin, wyoming, alberta, saskatchewan, finland, norway, sweden and south korea.
Starting with the first day of archery season and lasting until the end of the year, it is now legal to use a crossbow for hunting purposes in wv. South charleston, wv hunting prospects look promising for the 2016 spring turkey season in west virginia, which runs april. Wv archery asscociation member of national field archery assoc. Deer, archery antlered and antlerless wmus 2b, 5c and 5d. West virginia s 2016 archery and crossbow seasons for whitetailed deer, black bear and wild boar open saturday, sept. Virginia hunting seasons, 20192020 hunting season hq. Amazing, arlington, fairfax, loudoun and prince william counties in the north offer eightmonth archery seasons. The urban archery season gives localities a means to reduce deer populations within their limits while at the same time providing hunting recreation. Deer hunting rules and regulations 20152016 season. Marks deer from logan county another bowonly county in southern west virginia measured 175 68 net. Sep 11, 2019 the wild boar archery season will reopen feb.
Proud to be a member of the masters usat, united states archery team for the 2017 season. The statewide season limit for anlered deer is one per hunter. Virginia 3d archery sports league facebook 1 photos. The archery and crossbow deer and boar seasons run through dec. In general, chincoteagues big game hunt has become more closely aligned with the commonwealth of virginias regulations and seasons. Only one rm stamp or one rrm stamp can be purchased. The preliminary stage consisted of three legs instead of the usual four, to make room for the olympic archery tournament. W elcome to carolines new archery pro shop and outdoor shooting complex the shop sits on nearly 30 acres and consists of 7,200 square feet of pure archery. Not the good kind, more like the muggy, disgusting kind and the deer were not moving and i think i killed the biggest wolf spider known to man crawling across my legs while i was napping ughhh. No, the special permit season for bear dog hunters was discontinued in 2016. The exact wording of kentuckys deer hunting laws can be viewed here.
West virginias archery and crossbow seasons open sept. Fiftyfive 55 counties are open to the archery season and fiftyone 51. I knew one day my record would be beaten, mark says. Nas oceananaso dam neck annexnalf fentressnsahr northwest annex deer hunting rules and regulations 20162017 season 20192020 hunting season weapons qualification and training schedule. If you dont like slinging lead, you dont need to put away your bow during the states 15day firearm. Generally, archery season runs from october 5 through november 15, then again from december 1, 2 or 15 through january 4. The bear archery and crossbow season is a split season sept. According to the wvdnr, west virginia s 2016 archery and crossbow seasons for whitetailed deer, black bear and wild boar opened saturday. It shall be lawful to hunt turkey with archery equipment or a slingbow in those counties and areas open to fall turkey hunting from the first saturday in october through the friday that is days after the saturday before the last monday in. The west virginia natural resources commission voted to legalize crossbow hunting in the state. All hunts except the first 4 days of firearms are first come first served. A collection of dates and general information about upcoming virginia archery tournaments and competitions.
Even though the special urban archery season only netted a total of 227 deer harvested during the 20072008 season, the effect from those deer is significant locally, where deer may be involved in deerhuman conflicts, such as vehicular collisions or plant and garden damage. Team bvabc members eric atwell, eddie peloquin, joseph peloquin filmed on location in pulaski, virginia bvabc. The 2017 muzzleloader harvest of 4,243 was 15 percent below the 2016 harvest of 4,997, and 26 percent below. W e offer the best combat games including bubble soccer and archery tag. West virginia the 20152016 west virginia hunting and.
Season dates vary greatly by county, but the following dates pertain to most hunters. For answers to specific questions about hunting and trapping, please contact the virginia department of game and inland fisheries. Apr 01, 2016 wild turkeys west virginia division of natural resources. Following this statement is a brief guide to the crossbow hunting regulations in the state of virginia. At the time of this writing, proposed 2016 seasons include the opening of archery season on september 24, which is the earliest a statewide archery season has ever opened in the state, with the 2016 muzzleloader season opener proposed to be december 5. Clarke and floyd counties and on private lands in frederick county.
It shall be lawful to hunt turkey with archery equipment or a slingbow in those counties and areas open to fall turkey hunting from the first saturday in october through the friday that is days after the saturday before the last monday in october, both dates inclusive. Much of the fall harvest comes with the annual gun seasons, though archery season also makes a significant contribution, often in areas where. Hunters are required to purchase a crossbow permit to use one during the archery only season. West virginias deer, bear and boar archery and crossbow. Oct 11, 2016 at the time of this writing, proposed 2016 seasons include the opening of archery season on september 24, which is the earliest a statewide archery season has ever opened in the state, with the 2016 muzzleloader season opener proposed to be december 5. Deer archery and crossbow september 26 december 31 deer antlerless. Examine the best recurve bows top 10 chart divided by price range. Deer archery and crossbow september 26 december 31 deer antlerless split season.
Black bear archery season also opens up on the 24th of september. Deer archery season opens with summerlike heat wchs. Browse through thousands of archery ranges and clubs in the usa using our interactive map. Last fall donny baisden scouted and hunted and shot this awesome unicorn buck in logan west virginia. Statewide except in areas where there is a closed firearm season on turkey. The dates for these seasons now more closely align with virginia. The 2016 archery world cup is the eleventh edition of the archery world cup organised annually by the world archery federation. Published on oct 9, 2016 killed my first self filmed deer on the opening day of virginia bow season 2016 2017. West virginias 2016 archery and crossbow seasons for whitetailed deer, black bear and wild boar open saturday, sept. Aug 11, 2017 the west virginia 2016 archery season is upon us.
The first preliminary leg was in shanghai, china from 26 april to 1 may. We service the entire hampton roads area williamsburg, newport news, chesapeake, norfolk, virginia beach, suffolk, and more. In west virginia, youre allowed to take two deer in a dayassuming one of them is an antlerless deer. The world cup finals will be held in odense, denmark on 2425 september. Wild turkeys west virginia division of natural resources. Hunting prospects for the 2016 west virginia spring turkey season. Deer and bear winter 2020 mountaineer heritage see page 34. Aug 30, 2016 for information on hunting licenses, hunter safety education and hunting regulations, call the virginia department of game and inland fisheries at 804367 or visit. For information on hunting licenses, hunter safety education and hunting regulations, call the virginia department of game and inland fisheries at 804367 or visit.
In all areas west of the blue ridge unless noted in the season exception below. This building hosts our retail area, tech center and indoor range. West virginias 4 archeryonly deer counties big deer. Deer of either sex may be taken full season during the early and late archery deer seasons, including the cities of chesapeake, virginia beach and suffolk east of the dismal swamp line. In the early 1970s whitetails were scarce, almost nonexistent, in southern west.
Archery deer seasons early archery season october 5 through november 15. Bai certified instructor nasp mathews inc, regional pro staff for 2014 2016 factory pro staff for 2017. Sep 30, 2010 even though the special urban archery season only netted a total of 227 deer harvested during the 20072008 season, the effect from those deer is significant locally, where deer may be involved in deerhuman conflicts, such as vehicular collisions or plant and garden damage. Virginia hankins currently works in hollywood as an on set archery coordinator, teaches as a national level usa archery coach, serves as the resident archery expert and patch program creator for the girl scouts of californias central coast, and is the archery expert and archery stunt coordinator for the upcoming television show shoot to thrill.
Team bvabc members eric atwell, eddie peloquin, joseph peloquin filmed. Deer of either sex may be taken full season during the muzzleloader seasons within the incorporated limits of any city or town in the commonwealth that allows muzzleloading deer hunting except in the cities of chesapeake, suffolk, and virginia beach and only with the weapons archery tackle andor muzzleloaders authorized by each individual. Sorry for the lens not being focused during the kill. Recruit your friends for an unforgettable, adrenaline packed experience with hampton roads combat games. Virginia field archery association is the state representative in the national field archery association. During this season only antlerless deer may be taken. According to the wvdnr, west virginias 2016 archery and crossbow seasons for whitetailed deer, black bear and wild boar opened saturday. Deer of either sex may be taken full season during the early and late archery deer seasons, including the cities of chesapeake, virginia beach and suffolk east. We are out the opening day of the 2016 wv bow season, anticipating a good year for jerod, alvin and myself.530 1066 1500 996 1325 535 698 946 1358 1330 1268 92 1555 1564 439 1429 1072 1539 962 143 263 1119 1072 445 546 616 376 592 304 736 1317 1217 457 651 1224 56