State reminds hunters to buy stamps before archery season Saturday

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State reminds hunters to buy stamps before archery season Saturday
A white-tailed buck peers out from behind a woodpile. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hunters who want a chance to take up to two additional deer during West Virginia’s statewide deer archery season have until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2022, to purchase their archery deer stamps.

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The state’s deer archery season starts on Saturday, Sept. 24, and runs through Dec. 31. Hunters who purchase an RB/RRB stamp can take an additional deer before the season starts. Archery deer stamps are limited to two per hunter.

Hunters may purchase their licenses and stamps at wvhunt.com or an authorized license retailer.

“If it’s been a while since you’ve gone hunting in West Virginia, the fall seasons are a great time to get back in the game,” said W.Va. Division of Natural Resources Director Brett McMillion.

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“We want to encourage folks to take advantage of the opportunity to take additional deer during this season. Not only do you get a chance to fill your freezer with more meat, you get even more chances to enjoy West Virginia’s incredible deer hunting.”


Deer Archery Season Regulations

Hunters may take up to two deer in one day during the archery season, but only one antlered deer may be taken daily.

Depending on the county, one or two additional archery or crossbow deer may be taken with an archery deer stamp, for a total of one deer per stamp. West Virginia residents and senior hunters must buy a Class RB stamp to take additional archery or crossbow deer. Still, West Virginia resident landowners hunting on their property and Class DT license holders are not required to purchase additional archery stamps.

Hunters are reminded that Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming counties are under special regulations. Only two archery deer may be taken in these counties, one of which must be antlerless. In 10 additional counties or portions thereof, hunters must take an antlerless deer in any regular deer season before harvesting a second antlered deer in that county.

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For more information about hunting in West Virginia, visit WVdnr.gov.


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