There is also a hunting regulation that states that it is illegal to carry an uncased or loaded firearm in the woods, except during open firearms hunting season. Does this mean i can't even oc while Im walking around in the middle of nowhere. There are not many places in this state where you are not technically in the woods. My house is in the woods. I live way out in the sticks. You can find these regs at www.wvdnr.gov/Hunting/Laws. Do these laws only pertain to long guns or guns used for hunting specifically. I thought the one place you could carry a gun was in the woods. Also,what are the laws concerning openly carrying a long gun in this state.