Applications for the 2013 Antlerless Deer Season are now available at license agents, 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.
The applications may also be downloaded from the DNR’s web page at www.wvdnr.gov. The 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 wildlife management areas and three state forests (Beaver Dam, Blackwater, Calvin Price State Forest, Elk River, Greenbrier State Forest, Huttonsville State Farm, Kumbrabow State Forest, Little Canaan, Little River and Potomac) and 10 counties or portions thereof (Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Raleigh and Webster) will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident and Class NN licenses for nonresident antlerless deer hunting from Oct. 24-26 on private land only and Nov. 25-Dec. 7, Dec. 19-21 and Dec. 28-Dec. 31 on private and public land.
Applications must be received by the DNR before the close of business on Aug. 19. The 2013 limited antlerless deer season will provide an opportunity for 1,150 residents and nonresidents to participate on the seven WMAs or three state forests. An additional 2,800 residents and nonresidents will be selected to hunt antlerless deer in the 10 counties that are restricted to antlerless deer hunting. Resident landowners do not need a permit to hunt on their own land.
For complete information on antlerless deer season dates and bag limits, consult the 2013–2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, which is available at West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, DNR offices and online at www.wvdnr.gov.