WV wild boar firearms season to open Oct. 22

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The first segment of West Virginia’s wild boar firearms season will take place from Oct. 22-29 in Boone, Logan, Raleigh and Wyoming counties.

“Wild boars are dependent on hard mast crops and white oak and chestnut oak are the main hard mast crops available in the boar counties this year,” said Colin Carpenter, project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. “Boars will take advantage of these food sources, so hunters would be wise to begin their search for boar signs in stands of white oak.”

Only residents are allowed to hunt wild boars and no special permit is required. Hunters are reminded that if they are hunting in a county open to firearms antlerless deer hunting, they must wear 400 square inches of blaze orange over their outer clothing while the antlerless season is open.

The second split of the wild boar firearms season will take place Feb. 3-5, 2023. Details about wild boar hunting seasons can be found on page 43 of the 2022-23 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, available at WVdnr.gov.

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