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Permit applications available for special W.Va. resident deer hunt

Jul. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

GREEN BANK, W.Va. -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va., has announced that applications are now available and are being accepted for the special resident-only controlled deer hunt, according to a release from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Submitting an application enters the hunter in a drawing for a maximum of two days on the site. Applications for the drawing must be received on or before Aug. 2. Successful applicants will be notified by mail and issued a special letter of authorization to deer hunt. Only hunters who have made application and have received a letter for a particular day or days can hunt. Walk-ons will not be permitted to hunt.

The maximum bag limit during the NRAO hunt is two antlerless deer (one per day), except that an on-site lottery will be held each day of the hunt which will allow five hunters to hunt an either-sex deer. These are bonus deer and do not count toward the hunters annual licensed deer bag limit.

Applications may be picked up at any WVDNR district office or may be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at P.O. Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944, Attention: Hunt Coordinator. Applications are also available through email by requesting to dwirt@nrao.edu. An application and detailed instructions and regulations will be provided to each applicant. For information, call 304-456-2011 or 304-924-6211.