The following big changes are taking place for this upcoming season (July 2020-June 2021): “Great things are happening in the outdoors of West Virginia and these changes to our regulations are going to improve the experience for hunters and trappers,” said DNR Director Stephen McDaniel.

In addition to shotguns and crossbows, the use of bows with arrows equipped with a point having at least two sharp-cutting edges measuring in excess of three-quarters of an inch wide are now legal during the youth spring gobbler season. EXPLAINER: Have election-related protests materialized?

To that end, the following is a running list of counties and their totals, based on information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and county health departments. To schedule an appointment, residents can call the office in their area.

5 - Parks News, Colin Carpenter, Wildlife Resources Section, (304) 256-6947, Colin.P.Carpenter@wv.gov. Jolly Rodger, Back in April of 2020, the Department of the Interior announced a plan to expand hunting wildlife refuges across the county. “Great things are happening in the outdoors of West Virginia and these changes to our regulations are going to improve the experience for hunters and trappers,” said DNR Director Stephen McDaniel. Marketing Director Amanda McDonald on Studio 3. In addition to shotguns and crossbows, the use of bows with arrows equipped with a point having at least two sharp-cutting edges measuring in excess of three-quarters of an inch wide are now legal during the youth spring gobbler season. “When looking at all mast species combined, mast production in 2019 was 12% above mast production in 2018 and 6% above the long–term average," said Colin Carpenter, DNR black bear project leader. West Virginia Bowhunting Forum - discussion forum dedicated to West Virginia bowhunters and West Virginia archers.

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. â€” Several important changes to the state’s fall hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, wild turkey and black bear are outlined in the 2020-2021 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which went into effect July 1. A special youth/Class Q/Class XS bear season will be open Oct. 17-18 on public and private lands in counties open to a firearms deer season. The top five counties were Randolph (201), Pendleton (162), Nicholas (156), Webster (145) and Boone (132). WV Big Bucks.

The restaurant made the announcement Wednesday, saying the decision came “out of an abundance of caution.”. The publication can be downloaded here. According to the DNR, major changes to regulations for the 2020-2021 seasons include: Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. However, printed copies of the 2020-2021 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations are available for pick-up by appointment at these locations.

The top five counties were Fayette (106), Nicholas (58), McDowell (55), Webster (48) and Greenbrier (47). Health officials say many of the cases are part of an outbreak in a nursing home. 4 - Law Enforcement News According to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, in-person appointments between November 2 through November 13 are being converted to virtual or phone appointments. We review the Bakcou Storm eBike, considered one of the top hunting eBikes on the market. Rutherford, a Democrat, has been elected for his fourth term as sheriff, after first being elected to the position in 2004.

The buck started by walking up to, How many times have you been walking through the woods and discovered these little brown “chocolate chips” on the ground? L E G E N D FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) -- Firefighters from multiple departments are responding to a fire at one of Fayetteville's most popular restaurants. This plan marks the, Celebrity hunting couple, Josh and Sarah Bowmar, were indicted in one of the biggest poaching cases in recent history, but there seems to be more.

Leashed dogs may now be used to track and locate mortally wounded deer or bear. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, hunting coyotes at night using artificial light or night vision technology, including image intensification, thermal imaging, or active illumination has been extended and is legal through Aug. 31, 2021. Mingo County is the only county in the red on West Virginia's COVID-19 metrics map. Will we find out Thursday who the next president is? Beginning Jan.1, 2021, hunting coyotes at night using artificial light or night vision technology, including image intensification, thermal imaging, or active illumination, has been extended and is legal through Aug. 31, 2021. CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - As the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect West Virginia and the United States, WBOY is working to keep people informed on the latest figures in north central West Virginia. It was a rematch of 2016 when Warner also won against Tennant, who has served two terms as West Virginia secretary of state. – Several changes to the state’s fall hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, wild turkey and black bear are outlined in the 2020-2021 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which went into effect July 1. Courtesy: Republican Brad Wenstrup has won reelection Tuesday night to the U.S. House in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

West Virginia hunters harvest 3,099 black bears in 2019.

Hunters killed 966 bears during the first segment of the 2019 bow/crossbow season (Sept. 28 to Nov. 24). Celebrity hunting couple, Josh and Sarah Bowmar, were indicted in one of the biggest poaching cases in recent history, but there seems to be more. 2 - Hunting News According to the Ohio Department of Health, this brings the total to 1,133 since the start of the pandemic.

Clear skies. The latest cases range from a 17-year-old boy to 93-year-old man. DNR district offices, the Elkins Operation Center and South Charleston headquarters are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact information can be found here. The youth squirrel season has been extended to include Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. Hunters and trappers may now check their game via the telephone at 1-844-WVCheck, the website www.wvhunt.com, or by visiting a license agent.Hunters and trappers must obtain their DNR ID number before using the telephone game check option.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources district offices, the Elkins Operation Center and South Charleston headquarters are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Copyright © 2020 TheHuntingNews.com Four of the cases involve children – one just 14 months old. It is available at all West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents. Clarksburg VA doctor indicted on federal sex charges, How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause. Nebraska ABC 8 reported that, Jolly Rodger makes these tomahawk stokes. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. very dangerous {VIDEO}, Bear sniffs hunter {VIDEO} Then non-hunters sound off, Full Auto Belt Fed Grenade Launcher {VIDEO}, Backlash after Close to 100 Hunters Surround Elk Herd on 3-Sides and Open Fire. The 2019 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook predicted an increased bow/crossbow harvest compared to 2018 and a decreased December firearms harvest over the levels observed in 2018 because total mast production was considered average. Red oak/black oak (+341%), scarlet oak (+228%) and black cherry (+51%) production increased significantly over levels recorded in 2018.

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Officials say staff have been encouraged to self-quarantine. Beginning Jan.1, 2021, hunting coyotes at night using artificial light or night vision technology, including image intensification, thermal imaging, or active illumination, has been extended and is legal through Aug. 31, 2021. The publication can be downloaded here. The limitation on the number of apprentice hunting and trapping licenses a person may purchase has been removed. New Traditions Muzzleloader Deemed ‘Not Legal’ to Hunt With.

White oak (-63%), chestnut oak (-54%) and hickory (-16%) production decreased significantly over 2018 levels. CLARKSBURG, WV (WBOY) – A doctor who worked at the Louis A. Johnson VA Hospital in Clarksburg, is facing federal sex charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. According to Kanawha County officials, the employee hasn’t been at the complex since October 28. Black bear, buck firearms and fall wild turkey seasons now include Sunday closing days. The West Virginia black bear harvest has exceeded 3,000 in four of the last five years. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.. Hunters harvested 511 bears with vertical bows, 455 with crossbows. The Kentucky Republican and Trump ally said Wednesday that “claiming you’ve won the election is different from finishing the counting.”.

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