Thanks so very much to whoever created this new forum for State-by-State News and Hunt Reports for the state of West Virginia. I'm a long-time West Virginia hunter (grew up in the Eastern Panhandle area) and although I now live in Virginia, I still hunt in West Virginia, despite the somewhat steep non-resident licensing fees.
While WV doesn't contain a bunch of record-book deer, we do have a ton of deer and some wonderful hunting opportunities as well as great hunting land - both public and private. Unfortunately, WV found some cases of CWD in Hampshire County several years ago and the state DNR is in the process of trying to deal with that.
Consider this post as an invitation to anyone who hunts West Virginia or has anything to offer regarding WV hunting, to post away. Let's get a couple of good, interesting threads going here and exchange some meaningful information.
Let me start with this. Last year (2009) WV held its first early black powder season (antlerless only for a week in mid-September). The normal black powder season is for a week in mid-December (either buck or doe). It didn't appear to me that many folks took advantage of this early September season. Could be because it wasn't advertised enough, or it may have been that the weather was just too warm for many folks to think about trudging into the woods and mountains. Any thoughts - pro or con - regarding this September black powder season? Fire away!