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White-tailed Deer Hunting Seasons
2014-2015 Hunting Regulations

Wildlife Management Areas and other Public Lands

The maximum annual bag limit (excluding special urban archery season) may include no more than 3 antlered bucks.

County
See Pages 16-17 for Public Land Regulations

Archery
September 27− December 31

Buck Firearms
November 24 − December 6

Antlerless
October 23-25 (Private Land Only); November 24 – December 6,
December 18-20 and December 29-31 Public* and Private Land

Muzzleloader
December 8-13*

Berkeley

Brooke

Cabell

Calhoun

Doddridge

Gilmer

Greenbrier
(South Portion,
see page 22)

Hampshire

Hancock

Hardy

Harrison

Jackson

Jefferson

Lewis

Marion

Marshall

Mason

Mineral
(East Portion, see page 23)

Monongalia

Monroe

Morgan

Ohio

Pleasants

Putnam

Ritchie

Roane

Taylor

Tyler

Wetzel

Wirt

Wood

Maximum season bag limit: 3

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

In these counties, or parts thereof, archery hunters are required to take an antlerless deer during the archery deer season prior to harvesting a second antlered deer during the archery deer season.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege. In these counties, or parts thereof, buck firearms season hunters are required to take an antlerless deer during the antlerless deer firearms season prior to harvesting a second antlered deer during the buck firearms season.

Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 3

Up to three antlerless deer may be taken on Class N or NN stamps or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land in each county or combination of counties not to exceed an annual statewide total of three Class N or NN deer.

Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license plus a Class N or NN stamp for each deer, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional either sex deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding muzzleloader season on WMAs and other public lands.

Barbour

Braxton

Grant
(East Portion, see page 22)

Lincoln
(North Portion, see page 23)

Pendleton
(East Portion, see page 24)

Preston

Summers

Upshur

Maximum season bag limit: 3

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 3

Up to three antlerless deer may be taken on Class N or NN stamps or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land in each county or combination of counties not to exceed an annual statewide total of three Class N or NN deer.

Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license and a Class N or NN stamp for each deer, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional either sex deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding muzzleloader season on WMAs and other public lands.

Grant
(West Portion, see page 22)

Kanawha
(North Portion, see page 23)

Lincoln
(South Portion, see page 23)

Mineral
(West Portion, see page 23)

Randolph

Tucker

Wayne
(North Portion, see page 24)

Maximum season bag limit: 3

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 1

One antlerless deer may be taken on a Class N or NN stamp or by a resident landowner hunting on his/ her own land in each county not to exceed an annual statewide total of three Class N or NN deer.

Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license and a Class N or NN stamp, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land. Prior application for permit not required.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional either sex  deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding muzzleloader season on WMAs and other public lands.

Boone

Clay
(North of Elk River)

Fayette
(East Portion, see page 22)

Mercer

Nicholas
(East of Route 19)

Pendleton
(West Portion, see page 24)

Pocahontas

Raleigh
(East Portion, see page 24)

Maximum season bag limit: 3

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

Two additional deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps (one deer per stamp) or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Note concurrent Antlerless Season.

Maximum season bag limit: 1

Open to Residents and Non- residents and prior application is required.

One antlerless deer may be taken on a Class N or NN stamp or by a resident landowner hunting on his/ her own land.

Requires a valid base license or license combination, or free license and a Class N or NN stamp, except for resident landowners hunting on their own land.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding antlerless season on WMAs and other public lands

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

*See pages 16-17 for exceptions and special regulations regarding muzzleloader season on WMAs and other public lands.

Clay
(South of Elk River)

Fayette
(West Portion, see page 22)

Greenbrier
(North Portion, see page 22)

Kanawha
(South Portion, see page 23)

Nicholas
(West of  Route 19)

Raleigh
(West Portion, see page 24)

Wayne
(South Portion, see page 24)

Webster

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One either sex deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage, or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional either sex deer may be taken on a Class RB or RRB stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RG or RRG stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Season Closed

Maximum season bag limit: 2

One antlered deer may be taken on a valid base license or license combination, free license, resident underage or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land.

One additional antlered deer may be taken on a Class RM or RRM stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege.

Logan

McDowell

Mingo

Wyoming

Maximum season bag limit: 2

Only one antlered deer may be taken per year.

One deer may be taken on a valid base license, free license, resident underage, or by a resident landowner hunting on his/her own land and one deer may be taken on a class RB or RRB stamp or by a resident landowner using that privilege;

OR, if the hunter's first archery deer was taken in a county open to firearms deer hunting, two deer (one must be antlerless) may be taken on Class RB or RRB stamps or by a resident landowner using those privileges.

Season Closed

Season Closed

Season Closed

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The maximum annual bag limit (excluding special urban archery season) may include no more than 3 antlered bucks.

Wildlife Management Areas and other Public Lands

Special Regulations

Amherst/Plymouth WMA

Beury Mountain WMA

Camp Creek WMA

Castlemans Run WMA

Chief Cornstalk WMA

Cross Creek WMA

Lewis Wetzel WMA

Mill Creek WMA

Pleasant Creek WMA

Stonecoal Lake WMA

Stonewall Jackson
Lake WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties where the WMAs are located except: the Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31 and the season bag limit is one deer (Beury Mountain and Camp Creek WMAs -- no prior application required.) Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer. Sunday hunting prohibited.

Bluestone Lake WMA

Coopers Rock State Forest

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Monongalia/Preston counties (Coopers Rock) and Summers/Mercer/ Monroe counties (Bluestone Lake) where the State Forest or WMA is located except: all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14" outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined   is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31 and the season bag limit is three deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.

Beech Fork Lake WMA

McClintic WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in northern portion of Wayne County (Beech Fork Lake) and Mason County (McClintic) where the WMAs are located except: all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14" outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31 and the season bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer. Sunday hunting prohibited.

Cheat WMA

Cranberry WMA

Handley WMA

Hilbert WMA

Morris Creek WMA

Neola WMA

Otter Creek WMA

Potts Creek WMA
(Jefferson National Forest)

Rimel WMA

Seneca State Forest

Tea Creek WMA

Upper Mud River WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties or portions thereof where the WMAs are located except: the Archery Season bag limit is two deer. The Antlerless season is closed. The Muzzleloader season is restricted to antlered deer only. Class RM/RRM stamps are valid only for antlered deer. Sunday hunting prohibited.

Big Ugly WMA

Beaver Dam WMA

Blackwater WMA

Elk River WMA

Greenbrier State Forest

Kumbrabow State Forest

Little Canaan WMA

Little River WMA

Potomac WMA

Wallback WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in the counties or portions thereof where the WMAs or State Forests are located except: the Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31. Prior application is required and the season bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are only valid for antlered deer. Sunday hunting prohibited.

Burnsville Lake WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Braxton County where the WMA is located except: all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14" outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31, and the season bag limit is one deer. The RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer. Sunday hunting prohibited.

Hillcrest WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Hancock County except: Buck Firearm Season is closed. This area has a Special Muzzleloader Deer Season from November 24 – December 6 and during this period only muzzleloaders may be used for hunting deer on the area. All Muzzleloader Season stamp requirements apply. The annual antlered deer bag limit for Archery and Muzzleloader seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31 and the bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer. Sunday hunting prohibited.

Wilson Cove Deer Study Area

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Hardy County except: Buck Firearm Season is closed. This area has a Special Muzzleloader Deer Season from November 24 – December 6 and during this period only muzzleloaders may be used for hunting deer on the area. All Muzzleloader Season stamp requirements apply. The annual antlered deer bag limit for Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31. The RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.

Green Bottom WMA

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Cabell County except: Deer may only be hunted with bows or muzzleloaders and the Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31 and the bag limit is one deer. Class RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are valid for either sex deer.

Calvin Price State Forest

All deer season regulations are the same as private land in Pocahontas County except:  all antlered deer taken must have a minimum 14-inch outside antler spread. The annual bag limit for antlered deer in the Buck Firearm, Archery and Muzzleloader Seasons combined is one deer. The Antlerless Season is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-
31. Prior application is required and the season bag limit is one deer. The RM and RRM muzzleloader stamps are only valid for antlered deer.

All other WMAs and other Public Lands

All regulations are the same as private land in the respective counties or portions thereof where the WMAs or other public lands are located except: in counties having an Antlerless Season, the Antlerless Season on WMAs and other public lands is open November 24 – December 6, December 18-20 and December 29-31. Sunday hunting prohibited.

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