What are the 2017 West Virginia Deer Hunting Season Dates?

As autumn fully overtakes our landscape, some feel the early onset of cabin fever as temperatures drop.  For others, the cooler temperatures and falling leaves means only one thing: that it is hunting season.  The thrill of the hunt isn’t for everyone, but for those of us that can think of no better place to be than in our tree stand as the sun rises between the forest branches, here is a list of deer hunting dates in West Virginia for 2017.  So, load up your Toyota Tundra and hit the woods in search of your trophy buck this 2017 deer hunting season.

WV Deer Hunting Dates

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Select Counties offer an Antlerless Split-Season as well, and those dates are as follows.

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Remember that all hunters need to be registered with the State of West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, and all animals need to be tagged and processed.  You can find all hunting rules and regulations on the West Virginia DNR website.

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Where are the Best Places to get my Deer Meat Processes?

Once the exhilaration of the hunt has concluded with you harvesting a healthy deer, the tasty part begins, turning that venison into hot sticks and hamburger.  There is nothing more satisfying than stuffing your freezer full of fresh and lean venison meat.  Everyone enjoys the delicious steaks, chops and jerky that comes from the processed meat, and here are the three best places in West Virginia to have your deer meat turned into dinner.

Maple Valley Meat Market
2600 E. Main Street
Bridgeport, WV 26330
304-842-9202

T & M Meats
5254 Big Tyler Road
Charleston, WV 25313
304-776-4809

Harry’s Custom Meats
375 Clark Road
Smithfield, PA 15478
724-564-0202


Have a safe and successful hunt this season, and enjoy the fresh, lean venison meat that comes along with it.

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Big buck looking over its shoulder at you