Additional Deer Licenses Must be Purchased Prior to Start of Muzzleloader Season December 11 in West Virginia

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West Virginia resident and nonresident muzzleloader deer hunters have until Dec. 11 to purchase additional deer muzzleloader hunting licenses, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The deer muzzleloader season opens on Dec. 12, and the additional muzzleloader hunting licenses (Class RM and RRM licenses) must be purchased prior to this opening date.

Hunters may purchase only one RM license (resident additional deer muzzleloader hunting) or one RRM license (nonresident additional deer muzzleloader hunting) for use during the upcoming muzzleloader season.

Hunters are reminded of the following muzzleloader hunting regulations relating to the Class RM and RRM license:

  • Muzzleloader season is closed in Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties.
  • If you are hunting in a county that has an antlerless season with a bag limit of one deer or is closed to the antlerless deer season, then you are allowed to harvest one antlered deer on the RM or RRM stamp.
  • If you are hunting in a county with an antlerless season bag limit of two or more deer, then you are allowed to harvest one deer of either sex on the RM or RRM stamp.

For complete information, hunters should consult the 2011-2012 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary or visit the DNR website at www.wvdnr.gov.