The 2022 City of Parkersburg Urban Deer Management Hunt application process begins today, August 11, 2022.

The applications are available at the Parkersburg Police Department, 3rd floor of the Municipal building, # 1 Government Square, Parkersburg, WV. The applications will need to be returned to the Parkersburg Police Department no later than August 25, 2022, at 4PM. There are a total of 30 permits available that will be given through a draw/or lottery system.

A proficiency test will be conducted for all applicants. This test will consist of shooting five arrows at a target, 20 yards ground level, 4 shots must be in the kill zone of the target. 

The test dates will be Tuesday, August 23,2022 and Thursday, August 25,2022 at 5pm.

This management program is important to our community to help with the deer population within our city. Last year, there were approximately 60 deer harvested. You do not have to be a city resident to apply, however, you must have a valid West Virginia hunting license.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to call Lt. Eichhorn at 304.424.8589.