- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The number of deer killed during West Virginia’s various seasons rose 14 percent last year compared with 2012.

The Division of Natural Resources says hunters killed 150,268 deer during the bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and youth/Class Q and Class XS deer seasons.

Last year’s deer total includes 57,028 killed during the two-week bucks firearm season and 57,350 killed during the antlerless deer season.

Preston County had the most kills at 5,381, followed by Jackson County at 5,328, Mason County at 4,987, Wood County at 4,898 and Roane County at 4,880.

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