NCTC Deer Hunt

Deer behind speed limit signThis fall season will mark the fourteenth year this managed hunt has been held. In order to control the deer population on campus the use of archery and shotguns with single slugs will again be allowed during the appropriate seasons.  Hunters may now use crossbows without a permit.

Hunters are randomly selected from those who apply for a given date and are assigned to a certain location from which to hunt. Hunters may apply for multiple dates.

There is an on-line orientation and application process, though a hard-copy version is available. The use of lead-free ammunition will be continued. This prevents lead poisoning of birds and animals that might ingest lead particles or fragments from deer entrails or carcasses.

This managed hunt is open both to West Virginia residents and out-of-state applications. Before hunting each hunter must be licensed in West Virginia and have received a hunter safety education certification. Hunters with disabilities are welcome to participate and accommodations will be made as needed.