Lottery hunt aims to control deer population


The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering applications for a controlled deer hunt at two West Virginia state parks in 2015. Controlled white-tailed deer hunts are scheduled at Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County in November and at Cacapon Resort State Park in Morgan County in December.

People from around the area think these controlled deer hunts need to happen more often. As South Charleston resident Cheryl Crigger Morgan tells us, the deer population in the area seems to be getting out of hand.

“But we see them like five and seven at a time there is not one or two deer they are in herds,” she said.

That’s why the DNR is taking applications for a controlled deer hunt as the existing population could cause increased interactions between humans and wildlife.

Kelly Kinsolving is very worried about the deer population. 

“They terrify me you know because a lot of times its not like you are hitting the deer the deer hits you,” she said

Plenty of food and nice weather mean there’s an overly-healthy number of deer out in the area. That’s why these special hunts are needed.

You can apply for these hunts on the DNR’s website. If you have problems with deer in your area you can always call your local DNR officer and they will be able to help you out.

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