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Overall deer harvest drops for 2012

The West Virginia DNR has compiled the overall statistics from the recently completed fall hunting seasons in West Virginia.   The collection of check tags reveals the overall number of deer killed in all of the combined seasons fell three percent below the level of 2011.

Hunters killed 131,144 whitetail deer during the various seasons.  During 2011, hunters killed an overall total of 135,696 deer.

Hunters killed 56,658 bucks during the two week season for buck hunting. 

A total of 45,169 antlerless deer were killed during the various seasons in which taking a doe was legal.  Some counties included a two week concurrent season with the buck season and statewide hunters enjoyed a split season for regular antlerless deer hunting.   

Muzzleloader season yielded a harvest of 5,046 deer–well off the 2011 numbers.   It was the first year the season dates for muzzleloader season were changed and came earlier in the year.

Bow hunters killed 24,571 deer which was a ten-percent reduction from the 2011 levels.   Biologist say the archery harvest is directly tied to an above average acorn crop in West Virginia. 

 

2012 WEST VIRGINIA DEER HARVEST

 

 

County

Buck Gun

Antlerless

Muzzleloader

Archery

Total

Barbour

1185

882

136

368

2571

Brooke

407

592

48

310

1357

Hancock

325

488

69

434

1316

Harrison

1383

1511

139

636

3669

Marion

1094

1132

84

472

2782

Marshall

1302

1315

109

377

3103

Monongalia

1302

1340

103

769

3514

Ohio

453

480

40

303

1276

Preston

2132

2343

237

1089

5801

Taylor

682

754

64

281

1781

Tucker

639

456

83

294

1472

Wetzel

1500

1152

135

287

3074

Dist. I Subtotal

12,404

12,445

1,247

5,620

31,716

Berkeley

690

655

57

386

1788

Grant

1312

701

69

299

2381

Hampshire

1583

1117

72

228

3000

Hardy

1447

1077

77

193

2794

Jefferson

530

458

41

302

1331

Mineral

1190

1016

96

275

2577

Morgan

604

479

40

138

1261

Pendleton

1401

728

66

245

2440

Dist. II Subtotal

8,757

6,231

518

2,066

17,572

Braxton

1405

1267

216

399

3287

Clay

557

147

36

226

966

Lewis

1368

1575

157

367

3467

Nicholas

1219

594

219

693

2725

Pocahontas

1157

357

65

315

1894

Randolph

1794

1325

230

791

4140

Upshur

1285

1569

160

461

3475

Webster

819

503

203

510

2035

Dist. III Subtotal

9,604

7,337

1,286

3,762

21,989

Fayette

1005

419

170

707

2301

Greenbrier

1925

834

93

727

3579

McDowell

0

0

0

560

560

Mercer

693

71

27

578

1369

Monroe

1563

961

119

499

3142

Raleigh

748

130

14

796

1688

Summers

1086

1169

112

519

2886

Wyoming

0

0

0

765

765

Dist. IV Subtotal

7,020

3,584

535

5,151

16,290

Boone

903

89

23

421

1436

Cabell

752

423

60

386

1621

Kanawha

1177

632

68

863

2740

Lincoln

1327

666

75

546

2614

Logan

0

0

0

739

739

Mason

1697

2026

147

641

4511

Mingo

0

0

0

364

364

Putnam

1187

1121

109

507

2924

Wayne

1055

373

70

376

1874

Dist. V Subtotal

8,098

5,330

552

4,843

18,823

Calhoun

772

764

62

205

1803

Doddridge

855

723

55

199

1832

Gilmer

922

634

89

207

1852

Jackson

1678

1759

173

583

4193

Pleasants

383

342

30

91

846

Ritchie

1528

1391

87

305

3311

Roane

1436

1141

101

364

3042

Tyler

928

928

95

230

2181

Wirt

871

952

95

277

2195

Wood

1402

1608

121

668

3799

Dist. VI Subtotal

10,775

10,242

908

3,129

25,054

State Total

56,658

45,169

5,046

24,571

131,444

 

From WVDNR 





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