POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near Point Pleasant, must submit their applications by September 9, 2011
, according to David T. McClung, Wildlife Manager for the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.
Hunting is by permit only on a portion of McClintic WMA during the October split of waterfowl season. Hunters are assigned an area free of charge, and are allowed to bring one guest. An accessible blind is available to the handicapped waterfowl hunter. Applicants are selected randomly by drawing and will be notified if selected. Hunters may apply by visiting the DNR website www.wvdnr.gov
under “Hunting/Main Page” or by printing the following information on a postcard: name; address; telephone number; and the day(s) they desire to hunt. Cards should be addressed to: DUCK BLINDS, 1163 Wildlife Road, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.
The controlled waterfowl hunt is Oct. 1 through Oct. 8, 2011. Applicants not selected may come to the McClintic WMA office on the morning of each day’s hunt to apply for a shooting station left vacant by selected hunters who do not show up. These vacancies are filled on a first come basis. Those individuals not selected for an area may hunt waterfowl on McClintic WMA outside the controlled hunting zone. Consult the 2011-2012 West Virginia Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations for more complete information. Migratory bird regulations will be available at DNR offices by the end of August and are on the DNR’s website now.
David T. McClung, Wildlife Resources Section