GUN SEASON NUMBERS West Virginians Killed Fewer Bucks This Year
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 10, 2012 4:09 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 10, 2012 4:47 PM EST
Eyewitness News Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Preliminary data collected from game checking stations across the state indicate deer hunters in West Virginia killed 56,173 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season.
The total number of deer killed during the 2012 buck firearms season was 7 percent less than the 2011 harvest of 60,157, according to a news release from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The season ran from Nov. 19 through Dec. 1.
The top 10 counties for buck kills were as follows: Preston (2,108), Greenbrier (1,907), Randolph (1,792), Mason (1,667), Jackson (1,662), Hampshire (1,570), Monroe (1,563), Ritchie (1,518), Wetzel (1,496) and Hardy (1,435).
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