Permits provide hunting opportunities in select WMAs, state forests and counties to meet management objectives.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced today that limited permits for the 2023 limited antlerless deer firearms seasons have been mailed to successful applicants. Hunters can also verify if they were selected for a permit by logging into the WVDNR’s Electronic Licensing System at

Limited permits provide hunting opportunities for antlerless deer in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined they are necessary to meet management objectives. This includes the following wildlife management areas, state forests and counties:

  • Camp Creek State Forest
  • Greenbrier State Forest
  • Hillcrest WMA
  • National Forest Land (Pocahontas County)
  • National Forest Land (Randolph County)
  • Boone County
  • Clay County (South Portion)
  • Greenbrier County (North Portion)
  • Kanawha County (North Portion)
  • Nicholas County
  • Raleigh County (East Portion)
  • Webster County

For more information about season dates, bag limits and split county maps for the regular antlerless deer season, hunters should consult the 2023-24 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, available to download at To purchase a hunting license and stamps, visit