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WVDNR Police guide MCA cadets on first deer hunt


West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police officers recently partnered with Mountaineer Challenge Academy staff to provide an opportunity for cadets to go through a hunter education course and participate in an antlerless deer hunt in Roane County.

The special hunt continued a years-long partnership between the WVDNR and Mountaineer Challenge Academy, according to a press release. WVDNR Police have been teaching hunter education classes at MCA’s northern campus in Kingwood since February 2009 and at the southern campus in Montgomery since January 2018. Fisheries staff started working with cadets in 2022 to stock trout. This is the first time the agency has partnered with the academy to host a hunt for cadets, the press release noted.

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