Members of the state Natural Resources Commission have approved a slate of 12 limited-participation deer hunts on seven West Virginia parks.
Editor’s note: I’ve run this column twice before, in 2011 and 2018. Several readers keep asking me to consider reprinting it. I hope they — and you — enjoy.
The politics behind the push to overhaul the state Natural Resources Commission might not be a Shakespearean comedy, but it certainly appears to be “much ado about nothing.”
While looking back at my notes from the recent Natural Resources Commission meeting, I noticed several noteworthy bits of information that hadn’t yet made it into print.
Every year, members of the Legislature try things that make West Virginians put their hands over their faces and shake their heads in disbelief.
West Virginia’s 2020 deer seasons can best be summed up as a “glass half full/glass half empty” proposition. On the glass-half-full side, hunters can celebrate that they killed 7.5% more whitetails than they did in 2019. On the glass-half-empty side, they can lament that they killed 6% fewer…