4 W.Va. Counties Still Sitting Out Buck Gun Season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Welch, W.Va. (AP) -- Four southern West Virginia counties are still sitting out the state's buck gun season because of a low deer population.

Division of Natural Resources spokesman Hoy Murphy says DNR biologists don't think there are enough deer in McDowell, Wyoming, Logan and Mingo Counties to support a gun season.

Hunting in these counties is limited to archery season.

Murphy says the DNR reviews the long-standing gun ban every year.

The buck gun season opened Monday in other counties and continues through Dec. 5.

Each West Virginia resident with a base license can kill one buck.

An additional license is required to kill a second buck, unless the resident is a landowner hunting on his or her own land.

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


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  • by JUST ME Location: LOGAN on Nov 24, 2009 at 09:20 PM
    I don't believe this for a second. I live in Logan and I see just as many deer as I do in the northern counties.
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