NCTC Deer HuntWhite-tailed buck feeds in thicket

We are now accepting applications to hunt deer on the NCTC property. This fall season will mark the nineteenth year for this managed hunt.  In order to control the deer population on campus the use of archery (including crossbows), shotguns with single slugs and muzzleloader rifles will again be allowed during the appropriate seasons.

There is an on-line orientation and application process, see link below.  Applications are due by August 31, 2021.  Hunters are randomly selected from those who apply for a given date and are assigned a certain location from which to hunt.  Hunters may apply for multiple dates, with hunting taking place on October 16, 23 and 30, November 13 and 27, December 4, 11 and 18.

The hunts in October are under special hunt authorization from WV DNR, and hunters may use shotgun or archery.  Either buck or doe may be taken during that time – subject to NCTC’s antlerless-first policy – and deer taken do not count toward the season bag limit.

COVID precautions such as wearing of masks while indoors or in groups will be in place as circumstances indicate.  Hunts may be cancelled if needed.

The use of non-lead (non-toxic) ammunition will be continued.  This prevents lead poisoning of birds and animals that might ingest lead particles from deer entrails or carcasses.

2021 Deer Hunt Orientation & Application


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this activity for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to 304-876-7474, email nctc_deerhunt@fws.gov , or TTY 800-877-8339 by close of business August 31, 2021.