SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Hunters who want a chance to take up to two additional deer during West Virginia’s statewide deer archery and crossbow season have until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 29 to purchase their deer stamps.
Licensed hunters may harvest one deer on their base license during the archery and crossbow season and may take up to two additional deer if they purchase a Class RB or RRB stamp before the season starts on Sept. 30. Hunters may purchase their license and stamps at WVhunt.com or at an authorized license retailer.
“West Virginia’s fall seasons are a great time to get back in the game and enjoy an outdoor adventure,” said West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Brett McMillion. “We want to encourage folks to take advantage of the opportunity to take additional deer during this season. Not only do you get a chance to fill your freezer with extra meat, you get even more chances to enjoy West Virginia’s incredible fall foliage.”
Deer Archery Season Regulations
Depending on the county, one or two additional deer may be taken during the season. Resident landowners hunting on their own property and Class DT license holders are not required to purchase additional archery stamps.
Hunters may take up to two deer in one day, but may not take more than one antlered deer in a day. Hunters may not take more than three antlered deer during the regular deer seasons and the following Mountaineer Heritage season combined.
In nine counties or portions thereof, hunters must take an antlerless deer in any regular deer season before harvesting a second antlered deer in that county. In West Virginia’s four archery-only counties (Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming), hunters may not take more than two deer during the archery season and one deer must be antlerless.
Hunters are reminded that all deer must be electronically registered and legally tagged, but the first deer doesn’t need to be checked before harvesting a second deer on the same day.
For more information about hunting in West Virginia, visit WVdnr.gov/hunting.