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Buck firearms deer season opens Monday, Nov. 22


West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season opens Monday, Nov. 22 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 5, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced.

“Hunters should enjoy a great 2021 buck season this year,” said Paul Johansen, chief of WVDNR’s Wildlife Resources Section. “West Virginia’s deer seasons provide quality outdoor recreation for hunters and at the same time boosts the state’s economy by millions of dollars.”

Resident hunters wanting the opportunity to harvest an additional buck must purchase the Class RG stamp for $21 before the beginning of the season. 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.

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