Photo courtesy W.Va. DNR

Applications available for limited permit area antlerless deer hunts

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Applications to hunt in 12 limited permit areas during the 2023 antlerless deer season are now available, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced today. Applications for the lottery hunt are available at Hunters have until Aug. 11 to submit their application.

Limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that issuing a limited number of antlerless deer permits will help the WVDNR meet its deer management objectives. The following wildlife management areas, state forests and counties are open for this drawing:
• Camp Creek State Forest
• Greenbrier State Forest
• Hillcrest WMA
• National Forest Land (Pocahontas County)
• National Forest Land (Randolph County)
• Boone County
• Clay County (South Portion)
• Greenbrier County (North Portion)
• Kanawha County (North Portion)
• Nicholas County
• Raleigh County (East Portion)
• Webster County
After Aug. 20, all applicants will be able to see whether they received a permit by logging into their DNR account. Applicants who are selected will be notified by mail by the first week of October.

A limited number of Class N stamps for resident hunters and Class NN stamps for nonresident hunters will be available. Successful applicants may hunt antlerless deer on private and public land this year on the following dates: Oct. 26–29, Nov. 20–Dec. 3, Dec. 7–10 and Dec. 28–31, 2023.

Hunters who want to enter as a group must know the other hunters’ DNR ID numbers to enter the lottery. Hunters also may call their local WVDNR district office for help with the application process.

To purchase a hunting license and stamps, visit For more information about antlerless deer season dates, bag limits and split county maps, hunters should consult the 2023-24 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, available to download at

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