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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : October 4, 2006


Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381

Contact: Curtis Taylor , Wildlife Resources Section Chief (304) 558-2771

Trappers and Hunters Must Tag Furbearers

Hunters harvesting bobcats, and trappers harvesting bobcats, beaver and fisher must present the whole animal or pelt to an official game checking station or Division of Natural Resources representative within 30 days after the close of the respective season, according to Curtis Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section. A tag provided by the checking station shall be attached and remain attached to the whole animal or pelt until it has been sold, tanned or mounted.

Information provided by hunters or trappers on the checking tag is used to monitor the harvest and assist in future management of the different species in West Virginia. Decisions regarding season length, opening and closing dates, and bag limits are reliant upon accurate data obtained from these tags. Hunters and trappers are reminded to consult the 2006-2007 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary which is available at all license agents, DNR offices and on the DNR Web site at


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