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White-tailed Deer Hunting Seasons
2013-2014 Hunting Regulations

Wildlife Management Areas and other Public Lands

The maximum annual bag limit (excluding special urban archery season) may include no more than 3 antlered bucks.

County

See Pages 16-17 for Public Land Regulations

Archery

September 28− December 31

Buck Firearms

November 25 − December 7

Antlerless

October 24-26 (Private Land Only); November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31 Public* and Private Land

Muzzleloader

December 9-14

Berkeley

Brooke

Hampshire

Hancock

Hardy

Harrison

Jackson

Jefferson

Lewis

Marion

Marshall

Mason

Mineral

Monongalia

Monroe

Morgan

Ohio

Putnam

Ritchie

Tyler

Wetzel

Wirt

Wood

Maximum season bag limit: 3

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.In these counties, archery hunters are required to take an antlerless deer during the archery deer season prior to harvesting a second antlered deer during the archery deer season.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege. In these counties, buck firearms season hunters are required to take an antlerless deer during the antlerless deer firearms season prior to harvesting a second antlered deer during the buck firearms season.

• Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 3

• Up to three antlerless deer may be taken on Class N or NN stamps or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land in each county or combination of counties not to exceed an annual statewide total of three Class N or NN deer.

• Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license plus a Class N or NN stamp for each deer, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One either sex deer maybe taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional either sex deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Barbour

Cabell

Calhoun

Doddridge

Gilmer

Grant

Greenbrier
(South Portion,see page 23)

Pendleton
(East Portion,see page 22)

Pleasants

Preston

Roane

Taylor

Upshur

Maximum season bag limit: 3

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

• Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 3

• Up to three antlerless deer may be taken on Class N or NN stamps or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land in each county or combination of counties not to exceed an annual statewide total of three Class N or NN deer.

• Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license and a Class N or NN stamp for each deer, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base licenseor license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional either sex deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Braxton

Kanawha
(North Portion,see page 23)

Lincoln

Randolph

Summers

Tucker

Wayne
(North Portion,see page 23)

Maximum season bag limit: 3

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

• Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 1

• One antlerless deer may be taken on a Class N or NN stamp or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land in each county not to exceed an annual statewide total of three Class N or NN deer.

• Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license and a Class N or NN stamp, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land. Prior application for permit not required.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional either sex deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Boone

Clay
(North of Elk River)

Fayette
(East Portion, see page 22)

Greenbrier
(North Portion, see page 23)

Mercer

Nicholas
(East of Route 19)

Pendleton
(West Portion, see page 22)

Pocahontas

Raleigh
(East Portion, see page 22)

Webster

Maximum season bag limit: 3

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

• Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 1

• Open to Residents and Nonresidents and prior application is required.

• One antlerless deer may be taken on a Class N or NN stamp or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license and a Class N or NN stamp, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Clay
(South of Elk River)

Fayette
(West Portion,see page 22)

Kanawha
(South Portion,see page 23)

Nicholas
(West of Route 19)

Raleigh
(West Portion,see page 22)

Wayne
(South Portion,see page 23)

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage, or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional either sex deer may be taken on a Class RB or RRB stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Season Closed

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

• One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Logan

McDowell

Mingo

Wyoming

Maximum season bag limit: 2

• Only one antlered deer may be taken per year.

• One deer may be taken on a valid base license, free license, resident underage, or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land and one deer may be taken on a class RB or RRB stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege;

• OR, if the hunter’s first archery deer was taken in a county open to firearms deer hunting, two deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Season Closed Season Closed Season Closed

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The maximum annual bag limit (excluding special urban archery season) may include no more than 3 antlered bucks.

Wildlife Management Areas and other Public Lands

Special Regulations

Amherst/Plymouth WMA
Beury Mountain WMA
Castlemans Run WMA
Chief Cornstalk WMA
Cross Creek WMA
Lewis Wetzel WMA
Mill Creek WMA
Pleasant Creek WMA
Stonecoal Lake WMA
Stonewall Jackson Lake WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties where the WMAs are located except: the Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31 and the season bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.
Coopers Rock State Forest All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties where the State Forest is located except: all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14” outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31 and the season bag limit is three deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.
Meadow River WMA All deer season regulations are the same as private land in that portion of Greenbrier County open to antlerless season where the WMA is located except: the Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31, and the season bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.

Beech Fork Lake WMA
Bluestone Lake WMA
McClintic WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in northern portion of Wayne County (Beech Fork Lake), Summers/Mercer/Monroe counties (Bluestone Lake) and Mason County (McClintic) where the WMAs are located except: all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14” outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31 and the season bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.

Becky Creek WMA
Big Ugly WMA
Cheat WMA
Cranberry WMA
Handley WMA
Hilbert WMA
Morris Creek WMA
Neola WMA
Otter Creek WMA
Rimel WMA
Tate Lohr WMA
Tea Creek WMA
Upper Mud River WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties or portions thereof where the WMAs are located except: the Archery Season bag limit is two deer. The Antlerless season is closed. The Muzzleloader season is restricted to antlered deer only. Class RM/RRM stamps are valid only for antlered deer.

Beaver Dam WMA
Blackwater WMA
Elk River WMA
Greenbrier State Forest
Huttonsville State Farm WMA
Kumbrabow State Forest
Little Canaan WMA
Little River WMA
Potomac WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the counties or portions thereof where the WMAs or State Forests are located except: the Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31. Prior application is required and the season bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are only valid for antlered deer.
Burnsville Lake WMA All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Braxton County where the WMA is located except: all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14” outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31, and the season bag limit is one deer. The RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.
Hillcrest WMA All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Hancock County except: Buck Firearm Season is closed. This area has a Special Muzzleloader Deer Season from November 25 – December 7 and during this period only muzzleloaders may be used for hunting deer on the area. All Muzzleloader Season stamp requirements apply. The annual antlered deer bag limit for Archery and Muzzleloader seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31 and the bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.
Wilson Cove Deer Study Area All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Hardy County except: Buck Firearm Season is closed. This area has a Special Muzzleloader Deer Season from November 25 – December 7 and during this period only muzzleloaders may be used for hunting deer on the area. All Muzzleloader Season stamp requirements apply. The annual antlered deer bag limit for Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31. The RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.

Potts Creek WMA
(Jefferson National Forest)

Wallback WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties where the WMAs are located except: the Archery Season bag limit is two deer. The Antlerless Season is closed. Muzzleloader hunting is restricted to antlered deer only.Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are only valid for antlered deer.
Green Bottom WMA All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Cabell County except: Deer may only be hunted with bows or muzzleloaders and the Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31 and the bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.
Calvin Price State Forest All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Pocahontas County except: all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14-inch outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in the Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31. Prior application is required and the season bag limit is one deer. The RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are only valid for antlered deer.
All other WMAs and other Public Lands All regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties or portions thereof where the WMAs or other public lands are located except: in counties having an Antlerless Season, the Antlerless Season on WMAs and other public lands is openNovember 25 – December 7, December 19-21 and December 28-31.

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