Posted September 9, 2015 9:28 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Small Game Hunting
Small Game Hunting
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

South Charleston, WV -( Several small game seasons are about to open for West Virginia hunters and trappers.

The statewide squirrel hunting season opens Sept. 12, 2015 and runs through Jan. 31, 2016. The daily bag limit is six squirrels. This fall, hunters should experience good numbers of squirrels due to the excellent hard mast production in 2014 which resulted in an increase in squirrel productivity in 2015 as well as excellent winter survival.

Hunters should focus on areas with beech or hickory early in the season because they are favored food sources. For additional information on mast conditions, hunters should consult the DNR’s 2015 Annual Mast Survey which will be available around the first of October.

Ruffed grouse hunting season opens Oct. 17, 2015 and will run through Feb. 29, 2016. Grouse hunters should seek heavily harvested forested stands which exhibit dense woody growth, preferably with soft mast producing trees like dogwood, hawthorn and sassafras, as well as vines such as wild grape. The daily bag limit is four grouse.

Raccoon hunting season will begin Oct. 17, 2015 and run through Feb. 29, 2016. Hunters with …read more

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