February 19, 2009
West Virginia Eyes Saturday Start To Deer Season
By Dave Hurteau
The most anticipated day in the state is the opening of the traditional deer hunting season. It begins on the Monday morning before Thanksgiving.
Opening the buck gun season after a weekend -instead of allowing hunters to incorporate the weekend into the hunt - has always been inconvenient.
Now Gov. Joe Manchin and Frank Jezioro, director of the Division of Natural Resources, suggest moving the season opener to Saturday. It's proposed that the state also allow Sunday hunting in all 55 counties - but only for that one weekend.
What do you think? Good idea? What do you think is the best day of the week to start the deer season?