Hunting License Laws

West Virginia Hunter Education Requirements

A hunting license may not be issued to any person who was born on or after January 1st, 1975, unless the person submits to the license agent a certificate of training or proof of completion of a course approved by the I.H.E.A or the director of WV DNR 20-2-30a.

Hunter Orange Requirement

All deer hunters during deer gun season must wear at least 400 square inches of Hunter Orange on an outer garment.

Important Note

For a more complete listing of West Virginia's hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the West Virginia Hunting Regulations, available directly from the Department of Natural Resources or on their website at www.wvdnr.gov.