NCTC Deer Hunt
NCTC is now accepting applications to hunt deer on the property. This 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 (including crossbows) and shotguns with single slugs will again be allowed during the appropriate seasons.
There is an on-line orientation and application process, though a hard-copy version is available. Applications are due by August 31, 2016. 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, with hunting taking place on October 15 and 29, November 5 and 26, and December 3, 17, 27 and 31.
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 applicants. 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.