Additional deer archery stamp (RB/RRB) needed for Special and Traditional Archery Season

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Additional deer archery stamp (RB/RRB) needed for Special and Traditional Archery Season

Purchase deadline earlier in 2011

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources would like to remind hunters they will need an additional archery stamp if they wish to participate in the 2011 Special Antlerless Archery Season (Sept. 12-17) or wish to harvest additional deer during the 2011 traditional archery season (Oct. 1 - Dec. 31). These stamps, Class RB (Resident) or Class RRB (Nonresident), can be purchased throughout the Special September Antlerless Archery Season, but must be purchased at least one day prior to the start of the traditional archery season (Oct. 1). Hunters are permitted to take one antlerless deer on private lands in selected counties during the September Special Antlerless Archery Season using an RB or RRB stamp (see the West Virginia Hunting Regulations for specific counties).

 During the traditional archery season, hunters may harvest one deer of either sex using their base archery license and up to two more deer with Class RB or RRB stamps. In counties with Class N (antlerless gun) hunting, at least one deer taken on Class RB/RRB stamps during the traditional archery season must be antlerless. Hunters are reminded that the deadline for purchasing RB and RRB stamps for use during the statewide archery season has been moved up due to the earlier season opening date, and as a result, RB/RRB stamps must be purchased prior to Oct. 1.

 Special regulations exist for the four archery-only counties: Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming. In these counties, only two archery deer may be taken, one of which must be antlerless.

 In all counties, legal resident landowners hunting on their own property and holders of Class DT (Life-threatening Conditions) licenses may use Class RB/RRB stamp privileges without stamp purchase.

For more information about hunting seasons, visit www.wvdnr.gov.

**DNR**

 

Contacts:

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer 304-957-9365,

hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov

 

 

 Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771,

wildlife@wvdnr.gov