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Buck season opens Monday, Nov. 21

West Virginia’s buck firearms season open this coming Monday, November 21 and remains open through December 4. During the season, hunters may take one antlered deer per day, and a maximum of three antlered deer during the season in conjunction with the appropriate licenses.

Any deer kill must be registered electronically with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

West Virginia’s antlerless deer hunting season is also open alongside buck firearms season, and the state’s archery and crossbow season remains open through December 31.

Morgan County is part of the state’s Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) containment area. Adult deer harvested in the CWD Containment Area  can be tested at the DNR District 2 Office at 1 Depot St., Romney, WV or at Sleepy Creek WMA manager’s headquarters (304-754-4449) if the hunter desires. That testing is no longer required in Morgan County.

Hunters may hunt from a half an hour before sunrise until a half an hour after sunset.

Hunters must wear 400 square inches of blaze orange on their outer garment while deer firearms season is open.