The Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that the deer muzzleloader season will open a week earlier this year.
The season will run from December 3 through the 8.
Resident and non-resident hunters must purchase a deer muzzleloader stamp by December 2 to participate in the hunt.
Hunters are reminded of the following muzzleloader hunting regulations relating to the Class RM and RRM license:
• Class RM or RRM stamps may be used to take one antlered deer in all counties having a muzzleloader season. Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties do not have a deer muzzleloader season.
• If you are hunting in a county with a closed antlerless deer season or in a county that you had to apply for an antlerless season permit, then you are allowed to harvest only one antlered deer on the RM or RRM stamp.
• If you are hunting in a county with an antlerless season bag limit of one and you were not required to apply for an antlerless permit for that county or a county with an antlerless season bag limit of three deer, then you are allowed to harvest one deer of either-sex on the RM or RRM stamp.
For complete information, hunters should visit the DNR website at www.wvdnr.gov.