News Release: May 15, 2020

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quarterly West Virginia Natural Resources Commission meeting originally scheduled for May 3 has been moved to May 31 at 1 p.m. and will now be held in a virtual format. 

Due to statewide restrictions on public gatherings of 25 or more people, the meeting will be conducted virtually. 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, May 22. 

Instructions for attending the virtual meeting, once available, will be posted to and shared on WVDNR’s Facebook page.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to order — 1 p.m.
  2. Introductions
  3. Review, correct and approve the minutes of the Feb. 23, 2020 meeting
  4. Presentation — Southwick license structure survey results, Southwick Associates
  5. Summary of the 2020 sectional meetings — sportsmen and landowners questionnaire
  6. Approve 2020-2021 big game hunting regulations
  7. Review proposed 2021-2022 hunting and trapping regulations
  8. Review and approve 2020 state park deer hunts
  9. Consideration of reducing the annual bag limit for antlered bucks per hunter per year, from three to two
  10. Proposed 2021 reptile and amphibian regulations
  11. Public comments
  12. Director McDaniel’s comments
  13. Next meeting date and location
  14. Adjourn

How to Submit Comments
The commenting deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22. 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 that 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