Hunters have until Aug. 16 to apply for hunt scheduled for October

ALUM CREEK, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for a controlled waterfowl hunt at the McClintic Wildlife Management Area, located near Point Pleasant. Waterfowl hunters who wish to participate in the permit-only hunt must submit an application by midnight on Aug. 16.

Hunters may apply online at by logging in and clicking “Enter A Lottery Drawing.” Successful applicants will be notified by mail in September.

The controlled hunt will take place on a portion of McClintic WMA during the October split of West Virginia’s waterfowl season. Hunters who are successful in the lottery draw will be randomly assigned a day to hunt and given an assigned hunting area, free of charge. Hunters are permitted to bring one guest. A shooting station is also available for waterfowl hunters with a physical disability.

On their assigned hunting day, hunters must report to the McClintic WMA office before 6 a.m. Applicants who were not selected and anyone with a valid hunting license and migratory waterfowl stamp may come to the McClintic WMA office on the morning of each day’s hunt and sign up to use shooting stations in the event they are not filled by selected hunters and become available.

For more information about waterfowl hunting and season dates in West Virginia, check the 2024-2025 Migratory Bird Regulations, which will be available at all WVDNR offices and online at by the end of August.