Applications Available for West Virginia's 2010 Anterless Deer Seasons

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Applications for the 2010 Antlerless Deer Season are now available at all West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices, Elkins Operations Center and South Charleston Headquarters, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the DNR's Wildlife Resources Section. Applications also may be downloaded from the DNR's website at www.wvdnr.gov. These 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.

Seven counties or parts thereof, including Clay (private land only--North of Elk River), Lincoln, Mercer (East of I-77), Pocahontas (private land only), Randolph (private land only), Summers and Tucker and four wildlife management areas (WMAs) will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident antlerless deer hunting from November 22 -23 (private land only), November 24 through December 11 and December 29 through December 31 on public and private land.

Applications must be received by the DNR before the close of business on August 20, 2010. The 2010 limited resident antlerless deer season will provide an opportunity for 1,100 residents to participate on the four WMAs. An additional 1,850 residents will be selected to hunt antlerless deer in the seven counties or portions thereof that are restricted to resident hunters.

For complete information on antlerless deer season dates and bag limits, consult the 2010-2011 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, which is available online at www.wvdnr.gov. The Regulations Summary will be available at West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents and DNR offices in late July.