Major Changes for West Virginia Deer and Bear Hunting
Several important changes in the state's fall hunting seasons for white-tailed deer and black bear are included in the new 2009-2010 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure, according to Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro. The publication is now available at all West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, DNR District Offices, Elkins Operation Center and South Charleston Headquarters
Hunters and trappers are encouraged to carefully review these regulations due to the numerous changes in hunting seasons, especially for deer and bear hunting, which will be in place this fall. The 2009-2010 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary is also available online at www.wvdnr.gov.
Major Changes for 2009-2010 (See brochure for details), http://www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/hunting_regs.shtm
Black bear hunting seasons are less liberal than last year with only four counties open September 21-26; five counties open November 23 – December 5 during the Buck Season, and 44 counties open December 7-31. The daily bag and season limit is one bear this year.
There will be a one-week Special Antlerless Deer Archery Season on private land only in selected counties September 14-19, 2009. Hunters may kill one additional antlerless deer that must be checked on a Class RB or Class RRB stamp.
There will be a one-week Special Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader Season on private land only in selected counties September 21-26, 2009. Hunters make kill one additional antlerless deer that must be checked on a Class RM or Class RRM stamp.