News Release: July 10, 2020

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2020 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas. Applications must be submitted online at and will be accepted until midnight, Aug. 14.

“These limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that the deer population exceeds management objectives,” said Chris Ryan, supervisor of game management services for the DNR. “Issuing a limited number of antlerless deer permits will help meet our management goals.”

Once applicants log into the Electronic Licensing System, they will need to click “Enter Lottery” on the home screen, then click “2020 Limited Antlerless Hunt” and select the county or wildlife management area for which they want to apply. Hunters also may select a secondary county or WMA. Hunters without accounts can create one at

The following counties, state forests and WMAs are included in this drawing:

  • Boone County
  • Calvin Price State Forest
  • Camp Creek State Forest
  • Greenbrier County (North Portion)
  • Greenbrier State Forest
  • Hillcrest WMA
  • Kumbrabow State Forest
  • Nicholas County
  • Pocahontas County
  • Raleigh County (East Portion)
  • Seneca State Forest
  • Wayne County (North Portion)
  • Webster County

Successful applicants will be notified by mail by the first week of October. After Sept. 1, applicants can see whether they received a permit by logging into their accounts.