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Title 50Chapter ISubchapter CPart 32Subpart B → §32.67


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 32—HUNTING AND FISHING
Subpart B—Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing


§32.67   West Virginia.

The following refuge units are open for hunting and/or fishing as governed by applicable Federal and State regulations, and are listed in alphabetical order with additional refuge-specific regulations.

(a) Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, rail, coot, gallinule, mourning dove, snipe, and woodcock on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We require each hunter to possess and carry a signed refuge hunting brochure (signed brochure).

(ii) We prohibit overnight parking except by Special Use Permit (FWS Form 3-1383-G) on Forest Road 80.

(iii) We allow the use of dogs for hunting migratory game birds. We prohibit more than two dogs per hunter. We require all dogs to wear a collar displaying the owner's name and telephone number.

(iv) We prohibit dog training except during legal hunting seasons.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow the hunting of ruffed grouse, squirrel, cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, red fox, gray fox, bobcat, woodchuck, coyote, opossum, striped skunk, and raccoon on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (iv) of this section apply.

(ii) You may hunt raccoon at night, but you must obtain a Special Use Permit (FWS Form 3-1383-G) for raccoon hunting.

(iii) We only allow hunting in the No Rifle Zones with the following equipment: archery (including crossbow), shotgun, or muzzleloader.

(iv) We allow the use of dogs for hunting upland game species. We prohibit more than six dogs per hunting party for raccoon hunting. All dogs must wear a collar displaying the owner's name and telephone number.

(v) We prohibit the hunting of upland game species from March 1 through August 31.

(3) Big game hunting. We allow the hunting of white-tailed deer, black bear, and turkey on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (iv) and (a)(2)(iii) of this section apply.

(ii) We allow the use of temporary tree stands. You must clearly print your name and telephone number on the stand in a place that is easily read while the stand is affixed to a tree. You must remove tree stands at the end of the deer season (see §27.93 of this chapter).

(iii) We allow the use of dogs for hunting black bear during the gun season. We prohibit more than six dogs per hunting party. We require all dogs to wear a collar displaying the owner's name and telephone number.

(4) [Reserved]

(b) Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of migratory game birds (waterfowl, coot, rail, gallinule, snipe, woodcock, and dove) on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We require each hunter to possess and carry a signed refuge hunting brochure (signed brochure).

(ii) Hunters and anglers may enter the refuge 1 hour before legal sunrise and must exit the refuge, including parking areas, no later than 1 hour after legal sunset.

(iii) When hunting migratory game birds, you may only use dogs to locate, point, and retrieve.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of rabbit and squirrel on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (b)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section apply.

(ii) We prohibit the use of rifles, muzzleloaders, or pistols for hunting rabbit or squirrel.

(3) Big game hunting. We allow archery (including crossbow) hunting of white-tailed deer on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (b)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section apply.

(ii) We prohibit organized deer drives. We define a “deer drive” as an organized or planned effort to pursue, drive, chase, or otherwise frighten or cause deer to move in the direction of any person(s) who is part of the organized or planned hunt and known to be waiting for the deer.

(iii) We only allow the use of temporary tree stands and blinds. You must remove your tree stand(s) and/or blind(s) at the end of each hunt day (see §27.93 of this chapter). You must clearly print your name and telephone number on the stand(s) and/or blind(s) in a place that is easily read while the stand is affixed to a tree.

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing throughout the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The condition set forth at paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this section applies.

(ii) We prohibit trotlines (setlines) and turtle lines.

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