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With white-tailed deer so abundant nowadays in West Virginia, it’s hard to believe they were ever scarce.

A short while back, I got a call that reminded me just how few deer there were, at least in some parts of the state. The call came from Sandra Webb Casteel, who grew up in Boone County.

Reach John McCoy at, 304-348-1231, or follow @GazMailOutdoors on Twitter.

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