In seasonSmall game Squirrels may be hunted through Jan. 31. The bag limit is six squirrels a day.
Upland birds Mourning doves may be hunted through Oct. 6. The bag limit is 15 doves a day.
Waterfowl Canada geese may be hunted through Sept. 15. The bag limit is five geese a day.
CalendarMonday The Almost Heaven Archers will hold their monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the Gander Mountain Store in Southridge Centre. Call 304-744-2455.
The Kanawha Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting, 7 p.m., at the South Charleston Public Library.
Sept. 15 The Putnam County Gun Club will hold its 17th annual Youth Outdoor Shooting Day at the club's range near Eleanor. Call 304-539-2944 or 304-776-1950. West Virginia's early hunting season for resident Canada geese will close at sunset.
Sept. 16 The Putnam County Gun Club will conduct a high-power rifle match, 10:30 a.m., at the club's range near Eleanor. Call 304-834-0423. The Kanawha Valley Regulators will conduct a cowboy action shoot, 9:30 a.m., at the Putnam County Gun Club range near Eleanor. Call 304-397-6188.
Sept. 22-23 The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold its annual National Hunting and Fishing Days celebration at Stonewall Resort State Park.
Field notesYouth EventThe Putnam County Gun Club and the National Rifle Association will hold their 17th annual Youth Outdoor Shooting Day on Sept. 15 at the Putnam County Gun Club range near Eleanor.Children of any age may attend the Putnam County Gun Club's Youth Day event, but must be at least 10 years old before they participate in firearm-shooting activities.
Participants can try their hands at .22 rifle shooting, air rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, blackpowder shooting, cowboy action shooting, slingshot shooting and archery.Hours of the event are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. All young people must be accompanied by an adult. The admission charge of $6 includes a commemorative T-shirt.For more information, call 304-539-2944 or 304-776-1950.