We are now accepting applications to hunt deer on the NCTC property. This fall season will mark the twentieth year for this managed hunt. In order to control the deer population on campus, the use of archery (including crossbows), shotguns with single slugs, and muzzleloader rifles will again be allowed during the appropriate seasons.
There is an online orientation and application process (see "How to Attend" below). Applications are due by August 31, 2022. Hunters are randomly selected from those who apply for a given date and are assigned a certain location from which to hunt. Hunters may apply for multiple dates, with hunting taking place on October 15, 22, and 29, November 12 and 26, and December 3, 10, and 17.
The hunts in October are under special hunt authorization from WV DNR, and hunters may use shotgun or archery. Two deer, either buck or doe may be harvested during that time - subject to NCTC's requirement that an antlerless deer must be taken before any antlered buck, and deer taken do not count - toward the season bag limit. COVID precautions such as social distancing or wearing of masks while indoors, or in groups will be in place as circumstances indicate. Hunts may be canceled if needed.
The use of non-lead (non-toxic) ammunition will be continued. This prevents lead poisoning of birds and animals that might ingest lead particles from deer entrails or carcasses.
How to attend: Please visit our deer hunt webpage to complete the orientation and application.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this activity for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to 304-876-7474, email email@example.com, or TTY 800-877-8339 by close of business August 31, 2022.