Edited from a Press Release
Applications available for 2016 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications for the 2016 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are now 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 via the Electronic Licensing System at www.wvhunt.com. Applicants must log on, select "Enter Lottery" on the home screen and select the county or WMA for which they want to apply. Hunters also may select a secondary county or wildlife management area (WMA). Hunters without accounts can create one at www.wvhunt.com.


Hunters who want to enter as a group must know the other hunters' DNR ID numbers to enter the lottery. Hunters also may call their local DNR district office for help with the application process.


The deadline for applications is Aug. 15. Successful applicants will be notified by mail by the first week of October. All applicants can see whether they received a permit beginning Aug. 22 by logging in to their account.


"These limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that issuing limited numbers of antlerless deer permits will help meet management objectives," said Ryan.


Eight wildlife management areas (Blackwater, Calvin Price State Forest, Elk River, Greenbrier State Forest, Kumbrabow State Forest, Little Canaan, Seneca State Forest and Wallback) and 12 counties or portions thereof (Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mineral, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Tucker, Wayne and Webster) are open for this drawing. They will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident and Class NN licenses for nonresident antlerless deer hunting Oct. 20–22 on private land only, and Nov. 21--Dec. 3, Dec. 15–17 and Dec. 28–31 on private and public land.


For complete information on antlerless deer season dates and bag limits, consult the 2016–2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, which is available online at www.wvdnr.gov and at West Virginia license agents and DNR offices soon.