This Past Monday, Dec. 14, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources released the preliminary figures from the two-week buck gun season. This year's buck harvest was 62,491 statewide. This is about 8 percent lower than the 2008 buck harvest of 67,365. The top five counties were Jackson (2,493), Lewis (2,215), Preston (2,123), Roane (2,116) and Mason (2,105). Randolph finished in a three-way tie at seventh place with Braxton and Greenbrier counties at 1,896. This state figure may go up a little bit more because some of the check-in stations in remote areas are sometimes slow to get the check-in tags to the DNR.