They Got Game

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This time of year many are headed over the river and through the woods, but it's not to grandma's house. They're going deer hunting. The season opened Monday in West Virginia, next week in Ohio.

More than two dozen bagged bucks were checked into the station on Interstate 77 by 11 a.m. Monday morning. While a lot of people hunt deer to keep their dinner tables full, there are others who have a more noble use for what they're able to catch.

“We try to give at least two or three of them to Hunters Helping the Hungry. We try to help those less fortunate who can't get into the woods,” says hunter Gus Augenstine.

The State Department of Natural Resources expects 350,000 deer to be killed by the time the season ends in West Virginia late next week.