News Release: February 12, 2021

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. The deadline to submit public comments is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.

Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted virtually. A live stream of the meeting will be posted to the West Virginia Department of Commerce’s YouTube channel and will be accessible on WVDNR’s Facebook page. A call-in option will also be available by dialing 681-245-6817 and entering this Conference ID: 917 618 399#

An agenda of the meeting can be found below, followed by public comment guidelines.

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order – 1 p.m.

  1. Introductions/Acknowledgements
  2. Awards
  3. Review, Correct and Approve the Minutes of the Oct. 18, 2020 Meeting
  4. 2021 Legislative Update
  5. Summary of the 2020-2021 Big Game Harvest Figures
  6. Proposed 2021-2022 Big Game Hunting Regulations
  7. Proposed 2022-2023 Hunting and Trapping Regulations
  8. Proposed Changes to Coyote Regulations
  9. Proposed 2022 Fishing Regulations
  10. Makayla Scott — WV Youth Hunting and Shooting Program
  11. Public Comments
  12. Director McDaniel’s Comments
  13. Next Meeting Date and Place
  14. Adjourn

How to Submit Comments
Members of the public who wish to submit comments must 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 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 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