West Virginia DNR Now Accepting Applications For Special Deer Hunt At NRAO In Green Bank
Green Bank, WV – Applications are now available for a special resident-only controlled deer hunt at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank. The two-day hunt, organized and planned in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, will be held on October 8th and 9th, 2010. Applications are due by August 6th.
By submitting an application, a hunter is entered into a drawing for a maximum of two days on the NRAO site. Successful applicants will be notified by mail and issued a special NRAO letter of authorization for the hunt. Only those who’ve received a letter will be allowed to hunt, no walk-ons will be permitted.
The controlled hunts will take place on four delineated areas ranging in size from 132 to 1000 acres. Each area is designated Bow only, Muzzleloader & Shotgun with slugs, or Muzzleloader only. Applicants must specify their weapon on choice on the application.
The maximum bag limit during the hunt is two antlerless deer. An on-site lottery held each day of the hunt will allow five hunters to take a deer of either sex. Please note, these are bonus deer and don’t count toward the hunters annual licensed deer bag limit. Of course, all hunters must have the appropriate WV hunting licenses and all deer must be checked at the official game checking station located on the NRAO site.
Due to the nature of the work at the Observatory, gasoline powered vehicles are strictly controlled. Transportation from hunter check-in to some hunt areas will be provided by the Observatory. All hunters will be required to enter and exit through the check-in and check-out stations.
There are three ways to get an application – stop by any West Virginia DNR office, download the application from their website at www.wvdnr.gov or via US Mail from the NRAO. Applications must be received on or before August 6th to qualify for the drawing.