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Thuv~lay, Nov. 20, 2003 -- The G|envilJe Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 11 Antlerless Deer Season Bucks-only deer firearm season open in 51 counties opens November 24 C ; ,, ommun,t: West Virginia's 2003 bucks-only checking station within 72 hours of Sh +.,. w+.,o, o. o+om., owcase 22 days to harvest Wetzel, Win and Wood. Firearms24 and closes December 6, according the close of the respective hunting tnvolvemenl 113 E, MAIN 462-7454 m private lands dur- hunting for deer is not permitted in to Ed Hamrick, Director of the Divi- season, whichever comes first. Hunt- --- antlerless deer season, Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyo- sionofNatural Reso~ces. "q'heopen- rs may not legally hunt for an addi- CS"Outgrows" Its Space $56,000 of the grant to be raised lo- +urusI. Taylor.Chiefof mingcounties. Hunters are reminded ingofWestVirginia s buck season is tional deer unless all previously taken With over a dozen organizations callyforthcmatch. The City Council ~~iaDivisionofNatural that some counties have a limned the highlight of the year for many deer have been checked. Hunters are utilizing the meeting space at the Proper will guide the committee as e~__~""~oDen~,~,~, .~ ~___~i~ildlife Resources Sec- number of permits available and re- hunters," said Hamrick. also reminded that all hunting, exc,pt Community Showc~, and the new they address issues and make recom- :;_'.=~il!of 51 counties or oarts stncted bag limits and they should "Ninetypercentofthestate'shunt- fordeer, isprobibitedduringthcf'trst craft shop project, it s time to grow rnendations for the project. ++, +,++,+ +++ + +, +o,+ +0 + + o,,.., oo,, +o +o +. + +o ++.+o,. ++ ++, .+,, meander Trapping Regulations, we expect more than 350,000 hunters counties having a firearms season. Hunters and landowners are re-will be afield during the two-week Waterfowlhuntingislegalduringthis made to house the Re, dCross, Water- along the LKR from th "old bddge' ]~'~twWe~u:l~:ngc2:~ minded that the portion of theseason." period on lakes, rivrs and waterways shedandothcrinteresteAIocalgroups in Glenville to the Foodland Plaza ~~nOt~fo~VeP~!! antlerless deer season which coin- the Legal antlered bucks are deer hay- during the open waterfowl season, in the upstairs offic.s of the Commu- area. nity Showcase. , Thank you to the members of this cides with the buck-gun season is not ing one or both antlers three inches or Bear hunting without dogs is legal in If you have seen the 'Showcasecommittee who have stepped up to iO?em ahunter'schoiceseason.A validClass more in length above the hairline. All Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas Calendar" lately you will understand move this major project forward. N license is required of all hunters to counties in WestVirginiaexceptWyo- and Raleigh counties during this pc- why this growing pain will be advan- Gilmer Watershed Coalition I , rn and hunt antlerless deer except resident ruing, McDowell, Logan and Mingo riod. tageous to all ofthe groups. Meetings This is a very exciting group to -~.~aes of the state, are at landowners, their resident children are open to bucks-only hunting. All Hunters should consult the 2003- will not have to he cut short or stacke, d workwith. Many iocai residents have pUE'lr~lmare higher than desired and/or resident parents, and resident persons.huntingduringadeerfirearm 2004WestVirginiaHuntingandTrap- upat least until we grow again. Space begun an endeavor to reduce the im- p_Oilier he Wildlife Resources tenants. The DNR reminds hunters season, exceptthoseengagedinfarm- ping Regulations Summary for addi- is still available but going fast. act pact of flooding in our county. ~gtmea~'-~"~l!White'tailedTaylor said.Deer"seveP~nty.O ra that only one deer may be taken per ing activities on their own land and tional information regarding various soon on this opportunity, The local group has gained the at- .~0wli~kd~.. counties are s011 dar;therefore,abuckandanantlerless waterfowlhunters, must wear at least deer seasons. The summary is avail- deer may not be taken on the same 400 square inches of blaze orange as able from all DNR district offices, all River Trail Project tention of Canaan Valley Institute and :~"~r~kharvestbjectiveut license agents and on the DNR s Where will the Little Kanawha was recommended for the Alan 16,~_5and - day. In 42 counties or parts thereof, an outer garment. River Trail lead? Mollohan appropriation of further reduction hunters who possess three Class N Sunday hunting is legal in 10coun- website at www. wvdnr.go~. A committee of 15 local residents $250,000.00 for a pilot flood-map- Y~'~ulation is needed The licenses and a RG or RRG license, ties (Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, "West Virginia's bucks-only deer was recently appointed to begin the ping project. The group has done '~a~ ~ess deer season, along /~ln lt~e bag limits for this rl:lay take up to four deer during the Marshall, Wetzei, /efferson, Clay, season is not only a tradition, but also, groundwork for the planning and several stream cleanups and assess- ..,~elp to meet county buck antlerless deer season. Hunters may Wayne, Boone, and Lincoln) on pri- hunters contribute significantly to the !i~tY~v~s ,, take two antlerless deer per day in rate land only for the 2003 bucks- state's economy," said Hamrick. development of the Little Kanawha ments and is currently sponsoring selected counties on private land dur- only firearm seasons. The only Sun- "Much of this money is spent in rural River Trail. The local EDA,,County community meetings to gain input COunties or parts thereof ing the December 8-13 antlerless deer day open to firearms deer hunting is portions of the state and provides a Commission, professional ' Vision- fromresidentson floc.