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West Virginia - 2015-16 Season

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SeasonDatesNotes
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
Statewide
Oct 1 - Oct 10
Nov 9 - Nov 14
Dec 18 - Jan 30
Hunting prohibited on Sundays
Early Canada GooseSep 1 - Sep 12
Canada & White-fronted GeeseOct 1 - Oct 17
Nov 9 - Nov 14
Dec 5 - Jan 30
Snow & Blue GeeseOct 1 - Oct 17
Nov 9 - Nov 14
Dec 5 - Jan 30
BrantJan 1 - Jan 30
Youth SeasonSep 19 & Nov 7Open to hunters age 15 and younger while accompanied by a licensed non-hunting adult age 18 or older. Youth hunters may take ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpeciesDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck6, including no more than:
  • 2 pintails
  • 4 long-tailed ducks
  • 2 scaup
  • 1 black duck
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 4 scoters
  • 2 canvasback
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
Coot15, possession limit 30
Merganser5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Goose5
Brant1
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than 3 shells
ShotMust be non-toxic & size T or smaller
FalconryPermitted. Daily bag limit is 3, possession limit is 9.