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News Release: November 20, 2017

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Gary Foster, DNR Wildlife Resources, 304-637-0245, gary.m.foster@wv.gov

WVDNR to set up biological exam stations in Upshur County

FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that adult deer harvested Nov. 20-21 in Upshur County must be brought to an examination station for carcass examination by DNR personnel.

“Data collected from the deer will help DNR biologists to better manage the deer population for future generations,” said Gary Foster, Wildlife Resources Section assistant chief. “This action is necessary to increase our ability to gather deer physical characteristics and age information and make efficient use of our personnel at these examination stations during a period of peak deer harvest.”

DNR personnel will be at six locations between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. to conduct examinations. Hunters must still check their deer by telephone, internet or at a license agent, using their DNR ID numbers. Hunter cooperation is essential to the success of deer management, and all hunters are encouraged to have a safe and successful deer firearm season.

Upshur County Stations

  • Queens Community Building – (junction of Jackson Fork and Tallmansville Roads), Queens
  • West Virginia State Wildlife Center – Route 20, French Creek
  • Hodgesville Volunteer Fire Department – Route 20, Hodgesville
  • Mountaineer Mart – Old Weston Road off U.S. Route 33, Buckhannon
  • Tractor Supply – Route 20, Tennerton
  • Dean’s Variety Mart (beside old 7-11 Store) – Junction of Mount Nebo Road and U.S. Route 33.