SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Preliminary data collected from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ electronic game checking system indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,455 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season, which ran from Nov. 20-Dec. 2.
This year’s harvest is close to the 46,071 bucks collected in 2016. The buck harvest increased in the Eastern Panhandle (DNR District 2) and in southeastern West Virginia (DNR District 4). It decreased slightly in the other four districts.
Monongalia County had 830 bucks harvested this year, as compared to 827 in 2016.
Preston County had 1,959 bucks harvested this year, with 1,774 in 2016.
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