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Buck Firearms Season Opens Monday In W.Va.

The buck firearms season in West Virginia begins Monday, November 23 and runs through December 6.

The WVDNR also would like to remind hunters who want to try and take one additional buck to purchase an RG or RRG stamp by Nov. 22, before the season starts. Hunters who don’t purchase a stamp may only harvest one buck on their base license. West Virginia hunting licenses and stamps are available to purchase at Hunters should also remember that they are required to wear at least 400 square inches of blaze orange when hunting in a county or area where a deer firearms season is presently open. They also need to electronically check big game online at, at a license agent or by calling 844-WVCHECK. The buck firearms season runs through Dec. 6 in all but four counties. Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming are closed to firearms deer hunting. Hunters who want to hunt at a wildlife management area or on other public hunting land, should check out the WVDNR's online map at

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