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Senate Bill to Exempt Mass Hunter Info Release Advances


A bill that would exempt the mass release of West Virginia hunters’ contact information to the public is making its way through the state Legislature.

With little debate, the Senate Natural Resources Committee forwarded the bill Monday to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The bill would let the Division of Natural Resources withhold names, addresses and other information in a mass request under the Freedom of Information Act of hunters who killed a particular animal.

Such records would be made available to law enforcement and other government entities.