Attention Upshur, Barbour, Jackson and Mason County hunters: Important info from the DNR

With the 2022 deer firearm season quickly approaching, the West Virginia DNR would like to remind hunters of the mandatory Biological Examination Stations in Barbour, Jackson, Mason, and Upshur counties. All deer harvested by hunters on November 21 and 22, 2022 in Barbour, Jackson, Mason, and Upshur counties are required to be brought to a designated Biological Examination Station for carcass examination by DNR personnel.

All data collected from the deer will help assist the DNR biologists to better manage the deer herd population for future generations. According to Steve Rauch, Assistant Chief of Game Management, “This action is necessary to increase WVDNR’s ability to gather deer physical characteristics and age at harvest to manage deer populations and make efficient use of WVDNR personnel at these examination stations during peak hunter harvest”.

Hunters are reminded that they are still required to check their deer via telephone, internet or at a license agent. The hunters in Barbour, Jackson, Mason, and Upshur counties must bring the deer to one of the eighteen (18) locations listed below for examination. WVDNR personnel will be at these locations on November 21 and 22, 2022 between the hours of 9AM and 8PM to examine and age deer.

Hunter cooperation is essential to the success of deer management and all hunters are encouraged to have a safe and successful deer firearm season.


  • Junior Fire Department, 331 Row Ave., Belington, WV 26250
  • Longview One Stop, 6861 Buckhannon Rd., Volga, WV 26238
  • Nestorville Service Station, 27 Mountaineer Rd., Philippi, WV 26416
  • Mattchew’s Bar and Grill, 20305 Barbour Co. Hwy., Philippi, WV 26416
  • Barbour County Fairgrounds, 227 Fairgrounds Way, Belington, WV 26250


  • Kenna Exxon, WV-34 Kenna, WV 25248
  • C-Mart, 425 North Church St. Ripley, WV 25271
  • Turkey Fork Grocery, 15 Co. Rd. 7 and Turkey Fork Rd., Sandyville, WV 25275
  • C-Mart, 8069 Ripley Rd., Cottageville, WV 25239
  • Old and New Sports, 813 Washington St., Ravenswood, WV 26164


  • Sandhill Foodmart, 4107 Sandhill Rd., Point Pleasant, WV 25550
  • New Haven Marathon, 605 5th St., New Haven, WV 25265
  • Leon General, LLC, 27523 Charleston Rd., Leon, WV 25123
  • Jerry’s Run Food Mart, 30575 Huntington Rd., Apple Grove, WV 25502


  • Hodgesville Mini Mart, 4910 Clarksburg Rd., Buckhannon, WV 26201
  • Dean’s Variety Mart, 66 Mount Nebo Rd., Buckhannon, WV 26201
  • Tractor Supply Co., 120 Garden Fresh Plaza Dr., Buckhannon, WV 26201
  • Rock Cave IGA, 88 Rock Cave Rd., Rock Cave, WV 26234

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