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W.Va. hunters killed 56,173 bucks

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 09:22 AM

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of bucks taken during West Virginia’s two-week season is down from last year.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reports that 56,173 bucks were taken during the firearms season that ended Dec. 1. That number is based on preliminary numbers from checking stations statewide.

The division’s director, Frank Jezioro, says that’s down 7 percent from the 2011 season. It’s also 7 percent below the previous five-year average.

The top 10 counties for the firearms buck season were: Preston, Greenbrier, Randolph, Mason, Jackson, Hampshire, Monroe, Ritchie, Wetzel and Hardy.

The state’s three-day antlerless deer season in selected counties opens Dec. 13.



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