For the second year in a row, biologists from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are proposing only minor increases in the number of antlerless deer that hunters will be allowed to kill this fall.
If approved, the proposed regulation changes would be as follows:
- The number of counties with antlerless-deer seasons would increase from 41 to 44;
- The number of counties with four-deer bag limits would increase from 19 to 22; and
- The number of counties with two-deer bag limits would increase from 10 to 13.
In addition, DNR biologists want to allow 20 days’ worth of antlerless-deer hunting on 41 state-owned wildlife management areas. Last year, those areas were open for just six days.
For more detailed information, see the articleÂ published in Sunday’sÂ Gazette-Mail.Â