Updated on Wednesday*:
Although most local checking stations did not know how
many bucks were taken, total deer check ins were down 349 from last year
for the first week of the two-week gun season. Stations reported 1,814
in 2008 and 1,465 this year, a decrease of 19.3 percent.
Stations reported the following check ins for the first
week, along with some of the larger bucks not already reported:
Nelly’s General Store, Minnora, 198 deer checked in, up
23 from last year’s 175, including 10-pointers by Brian Ross, Eddie
Ross, Suzanne Allen and Jonathan Deweese.
Pit Stop, Mt. Zion, 152 deer (107 bucks) checked in,
down 33 from last year’s 185, including a 12-pointer by Steven Wagoner.
Cha-Ti’s, Grantsville, 147 deer checked in, down 72 from
last year’s 219.
Sears Exxon, Stumptown, 192 deer checked in, down 78
from last year’s 270.
Speedy Mart, Arnoldsburg, 200 deer checked in, down 185
from last year’s 385.
Holbert’s Store, Big Bend, 238 deer checked in, down 21
from last year’s 259.
Parsons One Stop, Pleasant Hill, 338 deer (230 bucks)
checked in, up 155 from last year’s 183.
Five Forks Store, which was not a checking station this
year, had reported 138 checks ins for the first week of 2008.
Hunters who wish to donate deer meat or dollars to the
Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which distributes deer meat through
Mountaineer Food Bank and Huntington Food Bank, can call 558-2771 or
visit www.wvdnr.gov to find a
participating meat processor.
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