SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications for the 2015 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are available online at www.wvhunt.com, according to Chris Ryan, Supervisor of Game Management Services for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR).
Hunters must apply for a limited antlerless firearms permit using the Electronic Licensing System at www.wvhunt.com. To apply, hunters simply log onto their account, click on “Enter Lottery” on their home screen, and click “Enter” to the right of “Antlerless Deer Hunt.” They then select the county or WMA for which they want to apply. As in the past, hunters may also select a secondary county or WMA in case they aren’t selected for their first location. Hunters without accounts may also create one at www.wvhunt.com.
Hunters wanting to enter as a group must know the other hunters’ DNR ID numbers to enter the lottery. Hunters may also call their local DNR district office for help with the application process. The deadline for applications is midnight August 15. Successful applicants will be notified by mail by the first week of October. In addition, successful applicants can see whether they received a permit starting August 18 by logging into their account.
“These limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that limited numbers of antlerless deer permits are necessary to meet management objectives,” said Ryan.
Five wildlife management areas (Big Ugly, Elk River, Greenbrier State Forest, Kumbrabow State Forest and Wallback) and seven counties or portions thereof (Clay, Fayette, Mercer, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh and Randolph) will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident and Class NN licenses for nonresident antlerless deer hunting Oct. 22–24 on private land only, and Nov. 23 through Dec. 5, Dec. 17–19 and Dec. 29–31 on private and public land.
For complete information on antlerless deer season dates and bag limits, consult the 2015–2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, which is available at West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents and DNR offices. The Summary is available online at www.wvdnr.gov.