(12/13/2014)
Hunters killed nearly 37,280 bucks during West Virginia's two-week firearm season,down 34 percent from the 56,523 bucks killed in the 2013 season.

The buck kill was majorly down in Calhoun compared to last year, 501 kills compared to 2013s 1,164 kills, which was a high year.

Calhoun: 2014-501; 2013-1,164; 2012-770; 2011-962; 2010-570.

Division of Natural Resources director Frank Jezioro said Friday that bad weather and an excellent acorn crop this fall contributed to lower hunter success.

Jezioro reminds hunters that several days of deer hunting opportunity still remain for 2014. The traditional antlerless deer season in selected counties on both public and private land opens Thursday, Dec. 18 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 20. The Youth, Class Q/QQ and Class XS deer season for antlerless deer will be open Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26 and 27. in any county with a firearms deer season.

This will be followed by the reopening of Class N/NN antlerless deer season Dec. 29-31 in 50 counties or portions of counties.

REGIONAL DEER KILL

Clay: 2014-347; 2013-475; 2012-528; 2011-519; 2010-353.

Gilmer: 2014-668; 2013-1427; 2012-911; 2011-1029; 2010-701.

Roane: 2014-962; 2013-1893; 2012-1391; 2011-1691; 2010-1049.

Braxton: 2014-896; 2013-1626; 2012-1401; 2011-1468; 2010-986.

Ritchie: 2014-1157; 2013-2091; 2012-1512; 2011-1701; 2010-1195.

Wirt: 2014-692; 2013-1091; 2012-846; 2011-944; 2010-659.


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