Applications Available for Limited Permit Antlerless Deer Hunting

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Applications for the 2004 Antlerless Deer Season are now available at all West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, Division of Natural Resources' district offices, Elkins Operations Center and Charleston Headquarters, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Section.

The applications can also be found online at the Division of Natural Resources' website www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/pdffiles/antlerlessapp.pdf.

These applications are for antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that a limited number of permits are necessary to manage the state's deer herd.

Four (4) counties, Boone, Clay (North of Elk River), Nicholas and Webster, and 13 wildlife management areas (WMAs) will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident antlerless deer hunting November 22 through December 4 and December 29 through 31 on private land only, and December 6 through 11 on public and private land. Applications must be received by the Division of Natural Resources before the close of business on August 13, 2004.

The 2004 limited resident antlerless deer season will provide an opportunity for 2,100 residents to participate on selected WMAs. An additional 1,829 residents will be selected to hunt antlerless deer in counties or portions thereof that are restricted to resident hunters.

For complete information on season dates and bag limits, consult the 2004-2005 Hunting and Trapping Regulations. The regulations brochure will be available around July 25 at license agents, Division of Natural Resources' offices, and on the WVDNR Web site www.wvdnr.gov .