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West Virginia saw several declines in ’09

January 22, 2010
By Kenneth Cobb

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources released the preliminary figures from the black bear, deer, and wild turkey seasons a few days ago. The total deer harvest of 154,524 was about 5.5 percent below the 2008 harvest of 163,603. Mountain State hunters harvested 1,828 black bears from the combined bow and gun seasons. This is the second highest bear kill ever recorded. The record of 2,069 was set in 2008. The fall wild turkey harvest was 1,244. This is slightly higher than the 2008 harvest of 1206 birds.



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