Associated Press Published

Firearm Season for Deer Opens in West Virginia


West Virginia’s buck firearm season is underway.

Up to 250,000 hunters are expected to head into the woods for the deer gun season, which lasts through Dec. 1.

Monday’s start of the buck gun season in 51 of 55 counties coincided with the start of the antlerless deer firearms season, which is open on private land and specified public lands.

The Division of Natural Resources says hunters can shoot two deer on the same day, but only one can be an antlered buck.

The agency predicts the number of bucks killed will be higher this year due to good mast conditions and a healthy and adequate deer population.