WV Controlled Hunt Applications Available

WV DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine

Black bear hunters who wish to participate in a controlled bear hunt using dogs on Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near Romney, must submit their applications by October 31, 2009. Hunting with the use of dogs is by permit only on Nathaniel Mountain WMA during the bear gun season. Hunters must apply for a permit in parties ranging from one to four hunters and must supply hunting license information and dog tax license numbers of at least four dogs to be used in the hunt. Hunting parties will be limited to eight dogs. Individuals names may only appear on one application and duplicate application will result in disqualification from the drawing.

Successful applicants will be assigned two consecutive days to hunt with one additional day for dog retrieval. Applicants are selected randomly by drawing and the first applicant on the application will be notified if selected by November 20, 2009.

Hunters may apply by visiting the WV DNR Website under Hunting and printing out an application which is mailed to the WVDNR, Operations Center, P.O. Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241 Attention: Shelva See. Applications may also be obtained at district wildlife offices, the Elkins Operation Center and Charleston Headquarters

All hunting regulations of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will apply to this hunt. The bag limit is one bear per party for the duration of the hunt and will apply to the licensed hunters season bag limit as established by the state. For more information and rules please visit www.wvdnr.gov under Hunting.

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