West Virginia Hunting News

West Virginia Blennerhassett Island and Stonewall Resort Deer Hunt Apps Available Now

Controlled deer hunts are scheduled to occur on two of West Virginia's state parks in 2010: Blennerhassett Island on Nov. 8 and 9, and Stonewall Resort on Nov. 15, 16 and 17. Monitoring of the deer population and consequent surveys conducted by Division of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife and parks personnel reveal high deer density on both state park properties.

Applications Available for West Virginia's 2010 Anterless Deer Seasons

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.

West Virginia Expands CWD Containment Area

With the cooperation of local landowners, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) tested 152 deer collected from within one to two miles of previously known locations of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) infected deer.  Testing detected the CWD agent in a total of 12 white-tailed deer sampled during the 2010 spring collections in Hampshire County, according to the DNR.

West Virginia Hunters Harvest Over 10,000 Turkeys
Preliminary figures indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 10,006 bearded turkeys statewide during the recently completed 2010 spring gobbler season.
West Virginia Charges 5 With Killing of 30 Deer
Three adults and two juveniles from Braxton County have been arrested and charged with multiple violations of West Virginia wildlife laws in what Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement officers are calling "thrill kill" deer poaching incidents.
West Virginia Chapter of NWTF Offers Reward for Poaching Info
With the start of the 2010 spring gobbler season approaching, the West Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will pay $200 cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons who illegally kill or possess a wild turkey.
West Virginia Event Raises Money for Hunters Helping the Hungry
Preliminary figures for the recent Governor's One Shot Whitetail Deer Hunt show that the event grossed more than $73,000, according to Gov. Joe Manchin.
West Virginia Joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
Game law violators in West Virginia could face additional consequences for their actions under an interstate agreement recognizing suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses in other states.
West Virginia Archery in Schools Program Deadline Approaching
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resource's Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will host an Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program training Jan 19-20, 2010, at the Gander Mountain Store in South Charleston, according to Jerry Westfall, DNR's AIS Program Coordinator.
Photo in Paper Captures Poacher in West Virginia
The newspaper publication of a photograph of a trophy buck has resulted in West Virginia conservation officers charging a Brooke County man with the illegal killing of the buck on the first day of the deer firearms season Monday, November 23.