Author Topic: New hunting season in West Virginia  (Read 575 times)

Offline David R.

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New hunting season in West Virginia
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:52:21 AM »
Every year our state dept. of natural resources sends our gun club (Mountaineer Flintlock Rifles) a questionnaire detailing all the proposed changes to hunting seasons and regulations and asks for our input. As corresponding secretary the job falls to me to complete and return the form. There is an area in the form seeking suggestions and last year I wtote a lengthy letter suggesting a special season for traditional weapons , i e traditional flintlock or sidelock percussion and long or recurve bows only. Well lo and behold we have a new 4 day season in Jan. called the “Mountaineer Heritage Season” dedicated to traditional muzzleloaders, longbows and recurves.
They didn’t accept my suggestion however to wave the blaze orange requirement, but its a start. Might spark some more interest in the traditional stuff, who knows?
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Offline David R.

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 02:53:00 AM »
Oh by the way it is for deer and bear.
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Offline Martin S.

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 02:53:44 AM »
Excellent!

Offline Silky921

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 03:52:05 AM »
I think that's awesome. You never know what something like that could do for our hobby.

Offline WadePatton

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 06:02:16 AM »
great to hear.  Best of luck with it.
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Offline Matthew1969

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 07:23:02 AM »
That is a win! Congrats!
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Offline J Henry

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 12:58:21 PM »
  Now that you have it ,,all hunters need to stay united and support one another,or the anti's will unite to close it down.

Offline Robby

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 02:10:11 PM »
Good job David!!!!
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Offline Osprey

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 08:42:35 PM »
Won't the bears be asleep in the dens in January?
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Offline J Henry

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 10:20:31 PM »
Bears do not hibernate,they go into Torpor  even here in Maine they get up and move around.

Offline oldtravler61

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 05:33:19 PM »
   David R way back when in Michigan that's how our season started. Then to sell more licenses. They started allowing scopes,sabots, an you know guns to the season. Took the fun right out of it.
  Hopefully your state will continue to honor this new season for a long time...!
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Offline David R.

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Re: New hunting season in West Virginia
« Reply #11 on: Today at 02:13:24 PM »
Oldtraveler, we do already have a muzzleloading season in December that has gone that way with the inlines and scopes etc.,. This new season is aimed at going back to be more traditional and states you must use a traditional side lock, flint or percussion. I would still like to see them remove the blaze orange law for it though so we could do some period hunts.
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