Antlerless deer season for youth, Class Q/QQ, senior Class XS hunters available Oct. 15-16, Dec. 26-27

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first segment of West Virginia’s antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with disabilities and senior lifetime license holders will be open Oct. 15-16.

“This special season provides an excellent opportunity for adults to pass on hunting traditions and teach kids about hunting safety,” said WVDNR Director Brett McMillion. “This season also allows our youth, disabled and senior lifetime license holders a good chance to pursue antlerless deer at a time when hunting pressure is significantly lower compared to other antlerless seasons.”

During this season, youth hunters, those with a Class Q/QQ permit and Class XS license holders may hunt on private and public lands in all counties where hunting deer with a firearm is permitted. This excludes Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties. A second two-day segment is scheduled for Dec. 26-27.

The season is open to youth hunters 8-17, but hunters 8-14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult who may not hunt or possess a weapon. Hunters 15-17 must follow all licensing requirements and hunting regulations. Hunting licenses may be purchased online at

Senior citizens 65 years and older who have a senior lifetime hunting, trapping and fishing license (Class XS) may also hunt during this season. Hunters participating in this season, accompanying adults and all other hunters afield during these season dates must wear at least 400 square inches of blaze orange.

The daily bag limit is one antlerless deer per day and only four antlerless deer may be harvested during this season. Class N/NN stamps are not required and deer harvested during this season do not count toward the hunter’s annual deer season bag limit.

Hunters must field tag and electronically check each harvested deer within 24 hours of the close of each segment of this split season and before pursuing additional deer. Deer may be checked online at, by calling 844-WVCHECK or by going to a WVDNR license agent.

For more information about this season and other hunting opportunities, check the 2022-23 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, available at WVDNR district offices, license retailers and online at



Commission, Upshur Schools to consider partnership to resurface tennis courts at county Recreational Park

BUCKHANNON – Members of the Upshur County Board of Education did not appear to find any ‘fault’ with a proposal to resurface the tennis courts located near Buckhannon-Upshur High School. In fact, the group spoke favorably about the plan served […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story — and thousands more. Free trial available! Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

Fish Hawk Acres invites the community to events in December

BUCKHANNON – Mark your calendar: Fish Hawk Acres will offer several exciting events this month. Experience the fun and fine dining of Fish Hawk Acres through their Wine Clubs, Market Dinners and other special events.


Lady ‘Cats tumble to West Liberty, 88-47

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan (0-3, 0-3) women’s basketball team dropped a road game to West Liberty (4-2, 3-0) on Wednesday (Nov. 30) night in West Liberty, W.Va. WVWC LeadersCourtney Wilfong had

Three Lady Bucs earn Big 10 All-Conference postseason volleyball honors

TENNERTON – Three Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs were honored on the recently announced Big 10 All-Conference Volleyball team. Senior Kendal Currence earned First Team honors while sophomore Alyssa Abel and senior Tori Perkins were named to the Second Team. The Lady […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story — and thousands more. Free trial available! Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.


DHHR announces reporting structure changes and hiring freeze

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), today announced additional changes as a result of the organizational study of DHHR by the McChrystal

Turnpike traffic exceeds estimates early Thanksgiving week

CHARLESTON, WV – Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was heavier than expected the first two days of the Thanksgiving travel week. From Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, through Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, 721,114 vehicles passed