NCTC Deer Hunt
Deer Management Hunt to Take Place at National Conservation Training Center
This fall the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) is holding the eleventh annual managed deer hunt on the on the property. In order to help control the deer population on campus the use of archery, muzzleloader rifles, and shotguns with single slugs are again being used during the appropriate West Virginia seasons. Hunters were randomly selected from those who applied and are assigned to a certain location from which to hunt. The application process is now closed.
Every hunter is required to take an NCTC orientation program and go through State-certified hunter safety education. One significant change this year is the use of lead-free ammunition, which prevents lead poisoning of birds and animals that might ingest lead particles or fragments from deer entrails or carcasses.
The hunting dates are all on Saturdays: October 12, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 30, December 7, December 14, December 21 and December 28.
Inquiries may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 304-876-7272.
Applications for the 2013 Deer Hunt closed August 30, 2013.