From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
-- Special antlerless deer seasons for archery and muzzleloader hunters will open on private land in select counties in September, providing an opportunity to hunt when weather conditions are generally milder.
The early archery season opens Sept. 13 and closes Sept. 18 in select counties. Hunters wishing to participate in this season must purchase a Class RB or Class RRB stamp before going afield. The stamp allows a hunter to take one antlerless deer during this early special archery season.
The early muzzleloader season opens Sept. 20 and closes Sept. 25 in select counties. Hunters must purchase a Class RM or RRM stamp before hunting. This stamp allows a hunter to take one antlerless deer during this early special muzzleloader season.
If a hunter does not fill a tag during either season, the appropriate stamp can be used during the regular archery or muzzleloader season. Landowners hunting on their own land or holders of the DT license are not required to purchase a stamp.
The advises successful hunters to practice proper field care to prevent the meat from spoiling because of higher temperatures commonly experienced during September. Be prepared to get deer taken cooled and processed in a timely manner. More information on the September deer seasons can be found in the 2010-2011 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations available at DNR offices, license agents and on the DNR website at www.wvdnr.gov.