W.Va. Gun Season For Deer Starts Monday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Hunters in West Virginia are setting their sights on deer.

The state's buck gun season opens Monday in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming.

The Division of Natural Resources expects 280,000 licensed hunters will hit the woods this season, helping to fuel an annual economic boost of about $233 million.

Each hunter can bag two bucks over the next two weeks.

The season ends Dec. 5.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Timothy Location: Belpre, OH. on Dec 2, 2009 at 07:31 AM
    You did a report about hunters wanting to stock up on Deer Meat durring this deer season. But when I would go around to certain job sites, I would find the Remains of Dead Deer in the dumpsters. And I have also found them along many back roads. If it was a nice Buck the horns wound to gone, along with the Tenderlorn, Hindcorners. If you are not going to use all of the deer meat,why even go hunting at all?
  • by Leo Location: WV on Nov 25, 2009 at 03:53 AM
    To Anonymous,not all deer in WV are small, we have good size deer in Wood County all though not as big as some of the deer across the river. I would not want to hunt in Ohio,the fact being we have a longer season and we can use high powered rifles.You say you are glad you are a buckeye ,West Virginias can hunt in Ohio and vice versa. Getting " deer worth setting in your tree stand all day long " I never set in a tree stand and I bet I average about 4 to 5 deer a year in the freezer.The reason we can kill 2 bucks is because there are so many deer over here. I love to hunt on my southern Wood county farm.
  • by Sarah Location: Ritchie county on Nov 25, 2009 at 03:26 AM
    Well its kinda funny we see alot of you buckeyes in our neck of the woods to hunt our GOOD OL west virginia deer so we must have dne something right
  • by Anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 at 02:03 PM
    no wounder the deer in west virginia are about the size of a goat will small horns,I realize they dont have the crops to eat like they do in ohio but they let everyone kill two bucks.. bad game management..im just glad im a buckeye and i get to hunt deer that are worth setting in my treestand all day for!! Not some little scrappy buck!
  • by Tom Location: Belpre on Nov 24, 2009 at 09:40 AM
    Yea. Let them come into the city and tear up our trash and land. Also let them eat all the farmers crops. Good thinking! I say kill 'em all!
  • by Hunter Location: Belleville on Nov 24, 2009 at 09:25 AM
    Well, if ypu know the law, then you know that unless you are involved in Agricultural activities then you must wear 400 square inches of blaze orange to be out in the woods. I bet that keeps you from being mistaken...
  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 at 10:10 PM
    Guess I won't be doing any hiking the next couple of weeks, for fear some ya-hoo will mistake me for the ever fearsome deer.
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