Deer Gun Season Starts Monday in W.Va.

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Deer hunters are fanning out across West Virginia for the start of the two-week gun season.

The Division of Natural Resources estimates 330,000 hunters will participate starting Monday. The gun season runs through Dec. 7 and is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming.

Hunters are limited to two bucks during gun season and three antlered deer per year, whether during archery or firearms season.

Last year, hunters killed more than 56,000 bucks during the two-week gun season, down 6 percent from 2011.

The DNR estimates this year's buck kill should be similar to 2012, while the overall number of deer killed in 2013 should be higher than a year ago.

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