2002 Antlerless Deer and Wild Boar Apps Available

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Applications for the 2002 Antlerless Deer and Wild Boar seasons are now available at all West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, DNR district offices, Elkins Operations Center, and Charleston Office, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Section. These applications are for hunting opportunities in counties, or areas, of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that a limited number of permits are necessary.

ANTLERLESS DEER - Six (6) counties or portions thereof, fourteen (14) Wildlife Management Areas, Seneca and Calvin Price State Forests and Monongahela National Forest lands in Pocahontas County will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident antlerless hunting December 9 through 14 on public and private land and December 25 through 28 on private land only. Applications must be received by the Division of Natural Resources before the close of business on August 16, 2002. The 2002 limited resident antlerless deer season will provide an opportunity for 2,620 West Virginia residents to participate on selected areas. An additional 5,005 residents will be selected to hunt antlerless deer in counties or portions thereof that are restricted to resident hunters.

WILD BOAR - Up to 4,000 firearm hunting permits will be distributed to randomly selected applicants for Boone, Logan, Wyoming, and Raleigh counties - 2,000 for the November 7 through November 9 season and 2,000 for the December 26 through December 28 season. Applications must be received by the Division of Natural Resources before the close of business on August 19, 2002. There are an unlimited number of boar archery licenses and no application is necessary for boar archery hunting.

For complete information on season dates and bag limits, consult the 2002-2003 Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which are available at license agents, DNR offices, or visit online at www.dnr.state.wv.us.