W. VA changes rules at McClintic WMA; deadline Aug. 11

ALUM CREEK, W.VA. — Hunters who wish to participate in a controlled waterfowl hunt at McClintic Wildlife Management Area in Mason County have until midnight on Aug. 11 to submit an application to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Applications can be accessed online at www.wvhunt.com. Once a hunter logs into their account, they should click “Enter Lottery” and follow the on-screen prompts to fill out their application.Successful applications will be notified by mail by the second week of September and be given their hunt day and a randomly assigned shooting station. They are permitted to bring one guest.Hunting on the controlled portion of McClintic WMA during the Oct. 1-14 split of the waterfowl season is by permit only. For the 2020 season, permit holders are not required to report to the McClintic WMA office on the morning of their hunt to prevent potential spread of COVID-19. Additionally, walk-ons will not be permitted during the 2020 season.DNR anticipates returning to normal procedures for the controlled waterfowl hunt next year. For more information about the 2020 waterfowl season, download a copy of the 2020-21 Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations.

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