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WVDNR reminds hunters, trappers about furbearer season dates


The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on Monday reminded hunters and trappers that the state’s various furbearer trapping and small game hunting seasons will end in February and March.

Hunting and trapping seasons for red and gray fox, bobcat and raccoon will close on Feb. 28. Trapping seasons for coyote, otter, mink and muskrat will also close on Feb. 28. The trapping season for beaver will remain open until March 31. Beaver trappers are reminded that during the month of March, traps must be placed in the water. Trappers should be aware that it is illegal to set traps or leave traps after noon on the last day of the respective season.

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