UPDATE: West Virginia hunters kill 44,455 bucks in 2017 buck firearm season

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CHARLESTON, WV (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/06/2017, 11:35 A.M.

West Virginia wildlife officials say hunters killed 44,455 bucks during the state's two-week buck firearm season that ended Saturday.

The Division of Natural Resources says data from the electronic game checking system shows hunters approached the total of 46,071 bucks taken last year.

Wildlife Resources Section Chief Paul Johansen says there was good weather across much of West Virginia for hunters over the two weeks.

Muzzleloader hunting runs through Saturday. The traditional antlerless deer hunting season in selected counties is Dec. 14-16.

ORIGINAL STORY: 11/30/2017, 4:31 P.M.

West Virginia hunters have harvested 40,852 deer so far in the 2017 buck firearm hunting season, which ends Saturday, Dec. 2.

According to the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, since the 2017 buck firearm hunting season started on Nov. 20, hunters in all West Virginia counties have killed and checked-in a total of 40,852 deer, as of mid-day on Thursday, Nov. 30.

The 2017 buck firearm season ends Dec. 2, while the 2017 archery and crossbow deer hunting season ends on Dec. 31.

Here are the WV DNR's numbers of deer currently harvested this season in each West Virginia county, as of mid-day Thursday:

Barbour County 911
Berkeley County 679
Boone County 615
Braxton County 1,133
Brooke County 162
Cabell County 361
Calhoun County 679
Clay County 433
Doddridge County 888
Fayette County 837
Gilmer County 826
Grant County 1102
Greenbrier County 1,499
Hampshire County 1,265
Hancock County 152
Hardy County 1,104
Harrison County 939
Jackson County 1,013
Jefferson County 363
Kanawha County 953
Lewis County 1,139
Lincoln County 524
Marion County 670
Marshall County 579
Mason County 816
Mercer County 548
Mineral County 917
Monongalia County 765
Monroe County 1,209
Morgan County 456
Nicholas County 897
Ohio County 171
Pendleton County 943
Pleasants County 298
Pocahontas County 944
Preston County 1,818
Putnam County 573
Raleigh County 555
Randolph County 1,514
Ritchie County 1,260
Roane County 1,110
Summers County 757
Taylor County 448
Tucker County 761
Tyler County 770
Upshur County 968
Wayne County 418
Webster County 714
Wetzel County 783
Wirt County 699
Wood County 914

West Virginia Total: 40,852

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