West Virginia Hunting News

West Virginia Board of the Physically Challenged to Meet
The Physically Challenged Advisory Board of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will meet February 10 at 3 p.m.
West Virginia Deer Hunters Harvest 162,000
Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 162,371 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, bow and youth/Class Q deer seasons.
2008 West Virginia Fall Turkey Harvest Down
Preliminary figures for the 2008 fall turkey hunting season indicate that 1,128 birds were harvested this fall. This represents a 25 percent decline from last year's fall harvest of 1,511.
West Virginia's Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens December 15
West Virginia's six-day muzzleloader deer season opens December 15 and continues through December 20, 2008, in all counties open to firearm hunting for deer, according to Curtis Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the Division of Natural Resources.
West Virginia Study Shows Population Changes
The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources conducted annual spotlight-distance surveys during the month of September in several eastern panhandle counties to estimate deer population levels.
West Virginia Archery Hunters Must Purchase Tags Soon
West Virginia resident and nonresident archery deer hunters have until October 17 to purchase their additional deer bow hunting license(s), according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Section.
West Virginia National Hunting And Fishing Days
Master archer Byron Ferguson will return as part of the 2008 line-up during West Virginia's Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days at Stonewall Resort State Park September 27 and 28.
North Dakota Restricts Transport of Game Meat
The 2008 proclamation establishing guidelines for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into North Dakota is now in effect as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease into the state.
West Virginia Outdoor Youth Challenge Rules Changed
Substantial changes that will allow more participation will be made this year to the format of the very popular Outdoor Youth Challenge, part of West Virginia's Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days, scheduled for September 27 and 28 at Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County.
West Virginia DNR Offers Reduced Rates to Turkey Hunters
With fall turkey hunting season approaching in West Virginia, Bluestone State Park in Summers County has "called up" reduced rental cabin rates. Bluestone is offering a reduced mid-week cabin rate late October through mid-November for hunting at nearby Bluestone Wildlife Management Area or for individuals looking to get away before the holidays.