Meeting for New Hunting Rules Set

North Bend State Park at Cairo will be one of 12 sites for 12 in-person public meetings on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations planned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
The meeting is set for Monday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m.
Hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties can attend and comment on proposed 2023 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2024-25 general hunting and trapping regulations and proposed 2024 fishing regulations.
“West Virginia’s hunting, fishing and outdoor community is incredible and we value their feedback at these open house-style meetings where folks can be part of making our state the best place for outdoor recreation,” said DNR director Brett McMillion.
“This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn about proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with personnel from the Wildlife Resources and Law Enforcement sections and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues.”
Written comments from the public on the proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations also are invited.
The proposals will be posted online before the meetings at The deadline to submit written comments on proposed regulations is April 3.
A similar meeting is planned for Tuesday, March 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Parkersburg City Building.