West Virginia Taking Applications for Antlerless Hunts

Applications for the 2012 Limited Permit Antlerless Deer Season are available at all West Virginia Division of Natural Resources district offices, Elkins Operations Center and South Charleston Headquarters.

Applications may be downloaded from www.wvdnr.gov.

Limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that limited numbers of antlerless deer permits are necessary to meet management objectives.

The Elk River and Upper Mud River wildlife management areas Calvin Price State Forest, national forest land in Tucker County and five counties or portions thereof (Clay, Fayette, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster) will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident and Class NN licenses for non-resident antlerless deer hunting from Oct. 25-27 on private land only and Nov. 19 through Dec. 1, Dec. 13-15 and Dec. 28-31 on private and public land.

Applications for these limited antlerless deer hunting licenses must be received by the DNR before the close of business on Aug. 24.

The 2012 limited antlerless deer season will provide an opportunity for 650 residents and non-residents to participate on the two WMAs, one state forest, and national forest land in Tucker County.  An additional 1,500 residents and non-residents will be selected to hunt antlerless deer in the five counties or portions thereof (Clay, Fayette, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster) with restricted antlerless deer hunting.

For complete information on antlerless deer hunting season dates and bag limits, consult the 2012-13 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary at www.wvdnr.gov.