West Virginia Officials Tweak Hunting Season

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What many West Virginians refer to as "the biggest hunting day of the year" is slightly different from previous years.

This is the first day of deer and buck season in West Virginia.

Rob Silvester says, a wildlife biologist with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, says hunters may notice more sportsmen and women out in the fields.

"One of the things we've done in West Virginia for years is our antlerless season was open to residents only. But this year we've changed that, there's several of our counties that are open to residents and non-residents alike," says Silvester.

Silvester says that they expect an increase of total kills from last year.

Costs for hunting in West Virginia start at $40 per resident, and $140 per non-resident.

"Our prices are traditionally a little bit lower than some of the other states and what they charge for non-resident hunters," says Silvester

More information about this year's hunting season is available on the department's website