Applications being accepted for McClintic waterfowl hunt

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Canada geese groom at the McClintic Wildlife Management Area near Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Canada geese groom at the McClintic WMA. Photo courtesy West Virginia Dept. of Commerce.

Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area, near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, must submit their application by midnight Aug. 11, 2019.

According to Kem Shaw, wildlife biologist for the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife, hunting is by permit only on a portion of McClintic during the October split of the waterfowl season.

Hunters who are successful in the lottery draw will be assigned an area free of charge and will be permitted to bring one guest. A shooting station is also available for the physically challenged waterfowl hunter, Shaw said.

Hunters may apply online at . Log into your account and press “Enter Lottery” on the individual’s home screen. Successful applicants will be notified by mail by the second week of September.

Hunters successful in the draw will be randomly assigned a day to hunt. They must report to the McClintic Wildlife Management Area office before 6 a.m. on that day.

Applicants not selected may come to the McClintic office on the morning of each day’s hunt to sign up for the opportunity to hunt shooting stations not filled by selected hunters.

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Consult the 2019-2020 West Virginia Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations for season dates and additional information. Migratory bird regulations will be available at DNR offices and on the DNR website by the end of July.

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