Applications available for 2013 antlerless deer season

PARKERSBURG – Applications are being accepted for the 2013 antlerless deer season, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said.

Applications are available from licensed agents, Division of Natural Resources district offices, the Elkins Operations Center and the South Charleston Headquarters, Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Section, said.

Applications may also be downloaded from the division’s web page at Hunting will be permitted where wildlife biologists have determined that limited numbers of antlerless deer permits are necessary to meet management objectives.

Seven wildlife management areas and three state forests at Beaver Dam, Blackwater, Calvin Price State Forest, Elk River, Greenbrier State Forest, Huttonsville State Farm, Kumbrabow State Forest, Little Canaan, Little River and Potomac, and in 10 counties or portions thereof in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Raleigh and Webster will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident and Class NN licenses for nonresident antlerless deer hunting from Oct. 24-26 on private land and Nov. 25-Dec. 7, Dec. 19-21 and Dec. 28-Dec. 31 on private and public land.

Applications must be received by the division by Aug. 19. The 2013 limited antlerless deer season will provide an opportunity for 1,150 residents and nonresidents to participate.

An additional 2,800 residents and nonresidents will be selected to hunt antlerless deer in the 10 counties that are restricted to antlerless deer hunting. Resident landowners do not need a permit to hunt on their own land.

For more information on antlerless deer season dates and bag limits, consult the 20132014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, which is available at West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, division offices and at