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Buck Firearm Season Set To Start

Reported by: Send eMail Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Nov. 24, 2013 6:05 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 25, 2013 12:16 AM EST

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Buck Firearm Season
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Monday is opening day for the 2013 buck firearm season.

Hunting is a big part of West Virginia.

Like many people in the state, the Appalachian Trophy TV crew was getting ready to head out the door with hopes of getting a few bucks and having a good and safe time.

“We all seem to have that passion for the outdoors and the mountains here in this state, whether it's fishing or hunting or whatever,” Jeremy Allen said. “It's kind of a brotherhood in this state."

It's that time of the year again.

More than 330,000 hunters will soon take to the woods.

And no matter how long someone has been going hunting, safety is always a priority.

“Be aware of what you're shooting,” Jason Saul said. “Don't shoot skylines. If you see a deer going through the skyline, because you never know where that bullet's going to come down at."

Some other important safety tips to remember:

- Hunters must wear at least 40 square inches of blaze orange.
- If you are using a treestand, make sure you have a harness to keep you secure.
- And as long as you have your up to date hunting license, you're all set to get buck wild.

Jessica Allen said she is excited for the season to begin.

“I got my first deer last year with a gun,” she said. “That's the only deer I have killed."

Hunters are allowed to get two deer this gun season.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said more than 56,000 deer were harvested during the two-week firearm season last year, and expect a similar result next year.



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