Applications for the 2019 Antlerless Deer Season limited permit areas are now available online at Applications will be accepted until midnight Aug. 14.

Hunters who apply for a limited antlerless firearms permit must use the Electronic Licensing System at Applicants must log on, select “Enter Lottery” on the home screen, select “2019 Antlerless Hunt,” then choose the county or wildlife management area (WMA) for which they want to apply.

Hunters also may select a secondary county or WMA. Hunters without accounts can create one at

“These limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that the deer population exceeds management objectives,” said Chris Ryan, supervisor of game management services for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. “Issuing limited numbers of antlerless deer permits will help meet our management goals.”

Successful applicants will be notified by mail by the first week of October. Starting Sept. 1, all applicants can see whether they received a permit by logging into their account.

Counties open for the drawing are Boone, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Mineral, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Wayne, and Webster.

For more information, consult the 2019–20 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary, available this month at, at West Virginia license agents, and DNR offices.

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