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Stephen S. McDaniel, Director

News Release: June 1, 2017

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Lee Strawn, DNR Wildlife Resources Section 304-822-3551 Lee.D.Strawn@wv.gov

Applications Accepted for South Branch WMA Dove Hunt

FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Mourning dove hunters who wish to participate in a controlled hunt at South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hardy County must apply by midnight on July 30.

Hunting mourning doves is by permit only on Sept. 1, 2 and 4. Hunters will be randomly selected by drawing, and assigned a day to hunt and a shooting station for one day, free of charge. They may bring two guests. No permits will be necessary to hunt doves after Sept. 4.

Hunters may register through DNR’s electronic license system and apply online at www.wvhunt.com. Individuals can log in to their accounts, click “Enter Lottery” on the home screen, and then select “Enter” to the right of “South Branch Dove Hunt.” Hunters may also apply by calling the District 2 Headquarters at 304-822-3551. Successful applicants will be notified by mail by Sept. 1. A map showing the location of shooting stations will be included with notification of a successful drawing.

For season dates and additional information, consult the 2017-18 West Virginia Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations. Migratory bird regulations will be available at DNR offices by early August and will be posted on the WVDNR website at www.wvdnr.gov.


Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Mourning doves
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Mourning doves