News Release: July 16, 2020

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next quarterly meeting on Aug. 2, opting again for a virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who wish to submit comments must do so by email or mail before the meeting. The deadline for submitting comments is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24. A live stream of the meeting will be posted to the West Virginia Department of Commerce’s YouTube channel and on DNR’s Facebook page.

Meeting Agenda
Call to Order – 1 p.m.

  1. Introductions
  2. Review, Correct and Approve the Minutes of the May 31, 2020, Natural Resources Commission Meeting held at Stonewall Resort State Park
  3. Approval of the 2021-2022 Small Game and Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Regulations
  4. Approval of the 2021 Fishing Regulations
  5. Approval of the 2021 Reptile and Amphibian Regulations
  6. Public Comments
  7. Director McDaniel’s Comments
  8. Vote on Lowering the Buck Limit
  9. Next Meeting Date and Place
  10. Adjourn

How to Submit Comments
The commenting deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24. Those who wish to submit comments should closely follow these guidelines:

  • All comments must include the name of the person submitting the comment, the city and state where they reside and any organization the individual is representing.
  • Typed comments are the preferred method of comment submission.
  • Typed comments may not exceed one standard 8.5-inch by 11-inch page in length.
  • All typed comments should be in 12 point Times New Roman font with page margins no smaller than one inch on all sides.
  • Handwritten comments are acceptable but must be legible and limited to no more than one side of a standard 8.5-inch by 11-inch piece of paper.

Comments must be submitted by email to or sent by mail to the following address:West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
C/O Director Stephen McDaniel
324 4th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303