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W.Va. DNR seeks changes to cut female deer numbers

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Division of Natural Resources is taking a new approach to reducing West Virginia's deer population.

The agency wants hunters to kill more female deer in many areas of the state. It's proposing hunting regulation changes to achieve that goal.

Proposed changes include creating a new three-day, late-October firearm season for antlerless deer and allowing hunters to take up to two deer a day, provided at least one is antlerless.

The Charleston Gazette reports that the DNR unveiled its new plan Sunday during the Natural Resources Commission's quarterly meeting. The commission sets the state's hunting and fishing regulations.

Public meetings are planned around the state next month to gather input on the plan. The commission will vote on the plan April 29.

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