West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open Nov. 25, 2013 Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) must be purchased prior to Buck Season

11/15/2013

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s traditional antlered (buck) firearm season begins Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the Division of Natural Resources (DNR).
“The 2013 firearms buck season does not open Nov. 18 as indicated on the 2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar,” Taylor said. “Because our traditional November firearms deer season opens the Monday before Thanksgiving every year, the season opening can be as early as Nov. 19 and as late as Nov. 25. This year is one of the latest opening years.”
The West Virginia’s buck gun season provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for hunters and has a tremendous economic impact on the state’s economy. “Hunters should enjoy a great deer season in 2013,” said Taylor. “Hunters can harvest an additional buck with the purchase of the appropriate stamp,” added Taylor.
Resident hunters wanting the extra buck must purchase the Class RG stamp prior to the beginning of the season, and the cost is $21. The RG stamp must be accompanied by a Class A and CS, A-L, AB-L, X, XS, XJ, AH, AHJ or free license. Resident landowners have the privilege of harvesting an extra buck without purchasing the RG stamp if they are hunting on their own property. Nonresident hunters wanting an extra buck must purchase a RRG stamp prior to the beginning of the season, and the cost is $43. The RRG stamp must be accompanied by the Class E, AAH, AAHJ or XXJ license. Nonresident hunters who own land in West Virginia are not exempt from purchasing a license or the extra buck stamp, even if hunting on their own property.
Buck firearm hunters in23 counties (see 2013–2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations) are required to take an antlerless deer with a firearm (required Class N permit for residents or Class NN permit for nonresidents) prior to harvesting a second antlered deer during the buck firearms season.
Most counties are open to concurrent antlerless deer season hunting during the traditional buck gun season. Class N or Class NN permits to hunt during the antlerless deer season can be purchased at any time. Antlerless deer firearm season opens Nov. 25 on private land and selected public lands. Hunters should consult the 2013–2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations available at license agents and at www.wvdnr.gov for specific antlerless deer regulations in each county and wildlife management area.
Hunters may harvest two deer on the same day, but only one of those can be an antlered buck. The first deer does not have to be legally checked at an official checking station prior to harvesting the second deer in the same day. However, all deer must be checked at an official game checking station prior to hunting during any subsequent day.

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor
304-558-2771
DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov