Bill aims to move opening day of W.Va. buck season
Feb 14th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 335
Modified Feb 14th, 2019 at 8:01 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation introduced in Charleston would enable deer hunters to buy a couple of early hunting days during the rifle season for bucks.
House Bill 3059 proposes opening the rifle season, starting this fall, on the Saturday prior to the traditional opening day which is the Monday before Thanksgiving. However, to do so, hunters would have to purchase a special stamp.
“I’ve always felt starting deer season on Monday, instead of Saturday, hurt a lot of people who couldn’t get off work,” said Delegate Jeff Campbell (D) of Greenbrier County the lead sponsor of the legislation. “Saturday seemed to be more sensible to allow more hunters access to opening day.”