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GILMER COUNTY SCHOOLS BUS SCHEDULES 2016-2017

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GILMER COUNTY SCHOOLS
BUS SCHEDULES
2016-2017

Run times are approximate and subject to change.
All Students need to be at designated bus stop
at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled pick up.

GLENVILLE AREA

#65 Darrel Ramsey
MORNING EVENING
7:05 County Line 3:27 Gilmer Elementary
7:20 Robert’s Service Center 3:37 GCHS
7:35 River Street 3:42 Mineral Road
7:45 Sycamore Road 3:47 Sycamore Road
7:50 Mineral Road 3:57 River Street
7:55 GCHS 4:12 Roberts Service Station
8:05 Gilmer Elementary 4:27 County Line
#69 John Isenhart
MORNING EVENING
7:15 Trace Fork 3:27 Gilmer Elementary
7:25 Tanner School 3:33 Watch Me Grow Daycare
7:37 Mouth of Third Run 3:35 Main Street (Elem. Only)
7:50 GCHS 3:39 GCHS
7:55 Main Street (Elem. Only) 3:55 Mouth of Third Run
7:58 Watch Me Grow Daycare 4:07 Tanner School
8:05 Gilmer Elementary 4:17 Trace Fork
#63 Woody McCullough
MORNING EVENING
6:45 Mouth of Cub Fork 3:27 GCHS
7:04 Turn at Sherwoods 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:15 Head of Steer Run (Jim Moss) 3:44 Camden Flats
7:25 Mouth of Steer Run 3:54 Mouth of Cedar Creek
7:27 Normantown 4:04 Normantown
7:37 Mouth of Cedar Creek 4:06 Mouth of Steer Run
7:42 Camden Flats 4:16 Head of Steer Run (Jim Moss)
7:54 Gilmer Elementary 4:27 Turn at Sherwoods
8:04 GCHS 4:46 Mouth of Cub Fork

SAND FORK AREA

Glen Greathouse
MORNING EVENING
7:00 Turkey Fork Turnaround 3:27 GCHS
7:12 Tolar Fork Turnaround 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:20 Dusk Camp Turnaround 3:47 Duck Run Turnaround
7:34 Low Gap 3:57 Edna Street
7:40 Edna Street 4:03 Low Gap
7:50 Duck Run Turnaround 4:11 Turkey Fork Turnaround
8:00 Gilmer Elementary 4:23 Tolar Fork Turnaround
8:10 GCHS 4:30 Dusk Camp Turnaround
#66 Susie Kirkpatrick
MORNING EVENING
7:05 Gilmer Straight 3:27 GCHS
7:11 Copen Turnaround 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:20 Stout’s Mills 3:47 Lynch Run Turnaround
7:26 Sliding Turnaround 4:00 Route 5
7:32 Route 5 4:06 Sliding Turnaround
7:45 Lynch Run Turnaround 4:12 Stout’s Mills
7:55 Gilmer Elementary 4:21 Copen Turnaround
8:05 GCHS 4:27 Gilmer Straight
#68 Tim White
MORNING EVENING
7:10 Right Fork Ellis 3:27 GCHS
7:24 Ellis 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:34 Hub Cab Corner 3:42 VanHorn Drive
7:39 Hacker Run 3:58 Hacker Run
7:55 VanHorn Drive 4:03 Hub Cap Corner
8:00 Gilmer Elementary 4:13 Ellis
8:10 GCHS 4:27 Right Fork Ellis
#62 Randy Hitt
MORNING EVENING
7:00 Rocky Fork 3:27 GCHS
7:21 Indian Fork 3:30 Main Street (H.S. Only)
7:24 Upper Sand Fork (Bridge) 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:30 Mouth of Ellis 4:03 Mouth of Ellis
7:57 Gilmer Elementary 4:10 Upper Sand Fork (Bridge)
8:04 Main Street (H.S.Only) 4:13 Indian Fork
8:07 GCHS 4:34 Rocky Fork

NORMANTOWN AREA

#74 Colin Hartshorn
MORNING EVENING
7:10 Head of Tanner Ck. Rd. 3:27 GCHS
7:18 Mouth of Tanner Ck. Rd. 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:30 Stumptown 3:57 Normantown
7:35 Lockney 4:02 Lockney
7:40 Normantown 4:07 Stumptown
8:00 Gilmer Elementary 4:19 Mouth of Tanner Ck. Rd.
8:10 GCHS 4:27 Head of Tanner Ck. Rd.
#61 Dean Baringer
MORNING EVENING
6:55 Cedarville Store 3:27 GCHS
7:06 Leather Bark 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:18 Little Bull Run (Turnaround) 3:47 Mouth of Cedar Creek
7:28 Cedar Creek State Park 3:57 Head of Spruce
7:35 Head of Spruce Run 4:04 Cedar Creek State Park
7:45 Mouth of Cedar Creek 4:14 Little Bull (Keysucker’s Turnaround)
7:55 Gilmer Elementary 4:26 Leather Bark
8:05 GCHS 4:37 Cedarville Store
#63 Woody McCullough
MORNING EVENING
6:45 Mouth of Cub Fork 3:27 GCHS
7:04 Turn at Sherwoods 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:15 Head of Steer Run (Jim Moss) 3:44 Camden Flats
7:25 Mouth of Steer Run 3:54 Mouth of Cedar Creek
7:27 Normantown 4:04 Normantown
7:37 Mouth of Cedar Creek 4:06 Mouth of Steer Run
7:42 Camden Flats 4:16 Turn at Head of Steer Run (Jim Moss)
7:54 Gilmer Elementary 4:27 Turn at Sherwoods
8:04 GCHS 4:46 Mouth of Cub Fork
#70 Mike Hill
MORNING EVENING
7:11 Mouth of Flat Run 3:27 Gilmer Elementary
7:16 Mouth of Cross Cut 3:37 GCHS
7:26 Mouth of Popular Lick 3:40 Brooklyn
7:33 Steer Run Church 3:46 Mouth of Cedar Creek
7:35 Normantown 3:52 Mouth of Grass Run
7:41 Mouth of Grass Run 3:57 Normantown
7:48 Mouth of Cedar Creek 3:59 Steer Run Church
7:54 Brooklyn 4:06 Mouth of Popular Lick
7:57 GCHS 4:16 Mouth of Cross Cut
8:07 Gilmer Elementary 4:21 Mouth of Flat Run
#60 Stanley Cottrill
MORNING EVENING
7:00 Rosedale 3:27 GCHS
7:14 Shock 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:20 Aunt Minnie’s Farm 4:01 Mouth of Grass Run
7:25 Intersection Rt. 33 4:12 Intersection Rt. 33
7:36 Mouth of Grass Run 4:17 Aunt Minnie’s Farm
8:00 Gilmer Elementary 4:23 Shock
8:10 GCHS 4:37 Rosedale

TROY AREA

#71 Kelvin Sprouse
MORNING EVENING
6:55 Head of Big Run 3:27 GCHS
7:04 End of Coning’s Straight 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:22 Mouth of Hemlock Road 3:45 Dowell (Transfer w/#72)
7:29 Leading Creek Elementary 4:03 Leading Creek Elementary
7:47 Dowell (Transfer w #72) 4:10 Mouth of Hemlock
7:55 Gilmer Elementary 4:28 End of Coning’s Straight
8:05 GCHS 4:37 Head of Big Run
#73 Sam Perrin
MORNING EVENING
6:55 Ellis Run (Newberne) 3:27 GCHS
7:05 Jesse’s Run 3:37 Gilmer Elementary
7:14 Newberne 4:00 Leading Creek Elementary
7:37 Leading Creek Elementary 4:23 Newberne
8:00 Gilmer Elementary 4:32 Jesse’s Run
8:10 GCHS 4:42 Ellis Run (Newberne)
#72 Todd Stewart
MORNING EVENING
6:57 Upper Horn Creek 3:29 Leading Creek Elementary
7:02 Cox’s Mills 3:42 Baldwin Church
7:12 Auburn 3:47 Dowell (Transfer w/ #71)
7:23 Lower Horn Creek 4:11 Lower Horn Creek
7:47 Dowell (Transfer w/ # 71) 4:22 Auburn
7:52 Baldwin Church 4:32 Cox’s Mills
8:05 Leading Creek Elementary 4:37 Upper Horn Creek

Gilmer County Residents Graduated from GSC

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GLENVILLE, WV—Sixteen students from Gilmer County were awarded degrees during the Glenville State College Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

  • Hope L. Bossert of Glenville graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Criminal Justice.

  • Andrew B. Butcher of Glenville received an Associate in Science degree in Land Surveying Technology.

  • Elisabeth A. Coombs of Cedarville graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minors in Health Promotion and Psychology.

  • David A. Finley of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science with a minor in English.

  • Robert A. Hensley of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in Math (5-adult).

  • Jeremy D. Jenkins of Glenville received an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice.

  • Camden L. Kinder of Glenville received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting.

  • Ian L. Morris of Glenville received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Management.

  • Emily E. Ramezan of Sand Fork graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minors in Nonprofit Leadership, Health Promotion, and Chemistry.

  • Annetta L. Snyder of Stouts Mills graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in English (5-adult).

  • Taylor C. Somerville of Linn received a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree.

  • Valeri M. Sprouse of Glenville graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting and Management with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership.

  • Abigal L. Stalnaker of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in Early Education (PreK-K) and Elementary Education (K-6).

  • Mistie R. Stracher of Tanner received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science in Psychology/Sociology with a minor in Mathematics.

  • Curtis R. Sutphin of Glenville graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in Music (PreK-adult) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Vocal Music.

  • Tyler N. Wilson of Glenville received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science with a minor in Military Science.

Founded in 1872, Glenville State College is a public liberal arts college located in Glenville, West Virginia. The college offers a variety of four-year degree programs and several NCAA Division II athletic teams.

Public Notice: Vaccination of Dogs and Cats - June 10-11, 2016

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC

VACCINATION OF DOGS & CATS

Gilmer County Assessor, Gary L. Wolfe, would like to announce that William R Moodispaw, DVM, will be at the following named places on the dates listed below, to vaccinate dogs and cats AS REQUIRED BY WV CODE §19-20A-1.

All dogs and cats, which have reached SIX MONTHS OF AGE AND HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED WITHIN THE PAST 24 MONTHS, are required to be vaccinated before June 01, 2016.

The fee for rabies vaccination will be $8.00 according to WV Code §19-20A-1.

Due to Dr. Moodispaw’s schedule, he will only be at the following locations on the dates and times listed below:


FRIDAY June 10th

08:30 – 09:00 am Mouth of Jesse’s Run
09:15 – 10:00 a.m. Tanner
10:20 – 11:00 a.m. Heiney’s
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Dawson’s Farm
12:45 – 01:30 p.m. Normantown
02:00 – 03:00 p.m. Cedarville


SATURDAY June 11th

08:00 – 09:00 a.m. Court House
09:15 – 10:00 a.m. Camden Flats
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Sand Fork
11:30 – 12:05 p.m. Mouth of Ellis
12:30 – 01:00 p.m. Somerville Store
01:30 – 02:15 p.m. Troy School

PUBLIC NOTICE: Canvass the May 10, 2016 Primary Election Results

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STATE OF WEST VIRGINA
COUNTY OF GILMER, TO-WIT:


                    I, Larry B. Chapman, President of the County Commission of Gilmer County, West Virginia, in concurrence with John D. Bennett and Brian Kennedy Commissioners of said Commission, hereby call and appoint a Special Session of the County Commission of Gilmer County to be held at the courthouse in said County on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM, in the County Commission Chambers to transact the following business:


                    Canvass the May 10, 2016 Primary Election Results


Given under my hand this 12th day of May 2016.


                                                          Larry B. Chapman, President
                                                          Gilmer County Commission


Jean Butcher, Gilmer County Clerk

G-LtE™: THE TALE OF LYIN’ BS GILMER COUNTY’S BURDEN

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The original sin: 2011 I am qualified to speak for and support this groups goals.  I will see to it that the Governor does a Blue Ribbon Study of Gilmer County education successes and work with you to stop this consolidation to one school causing the destruction of FOUR communities in Gilmer County. The children won’t be forced to travel.

Result: Change of plans. “I was never against consolidation! I can’t be part of this.  I’ve been elected and put in as President of the board.”  I’ll destroy you.


Local BOE President swears: I have local political influence and will see to it that intervention ends within the first year.  I will be Superintendent and promise to fire the High School Head Administrator.

Result:  Ron Blankenship stays three years and Gabe Devono is appointed by the state as Superintendent of Gilmer County Schools July 1, 2014. The President turns in his resignation but withdraws it. His public goodbye quote regarding Mr. Blankenship? He had “promised the Superintendent to never be an impediment to anything he wanted to do”. Later informed new Superintendent and the Board “they” had been “misled”.


BS continues collecting expense checks for many “principled closed door meetings” no one seems aware of but himself. Once more no communication with local BOE. Even the OEPA and WVBOE begin to see a problem with him. Superintendent approval is guaranteed as BS is put in place over multiple planning committees for more money.

Result: Board President actually says and believes there’s no need to speak with fellow board as he does not feel he “would ever do anything wrong”. Everything is under control. Name dropping constantly. All was done in the name of a local business owner per BS. Leading Creek goes live and more checks collected for Governance Board and RESA meetings with no report to the Board, no report to the public, no report, no accountability, no transparency, really, no board involvement whatsoever. Attempts to personally attack fellow board members in illegal executive session fail.


Sets up a board member to report on questioned educational statistics at the High School. Tells no one.

Result:  When the Head Administrator responds to the report and asks who wanted it done the Presidents participation is revealed.  His response was well yes I did but the board member “WENT TOO FAR!” taking no accountability for his own promotion of board dysfunction. In fact creating and supporting it.


Reports he has it on good authority Gabe Devono will be leaving June 30, 2015. He will be the next Superintendent.

Result:  No change in the takeover status. Gabe still here.


Insists on a move to Minnie Hamilton offices increasing rent to the BOE by four fold.  Funds for education go to support a financially distressed County Commission. Attempts to force an illegal executive session fails. 

Result: No cost savings.  More politics and the pretense of financial control goes back to WVBOE. Medical facility use is now diverted.  A chiropractic office is turned away.


No public information,in fact, board President supports the state appointed Superintendent’s position of no information to the board. The President lets Teachers and Staff know he does not believe control should be returned to the local board. They are not ready. Same thing is told the OEPA afterwards says he is satisfied with the recent audit.

Result: No change in intervention status. One elementary school on a riverbank, in a flood plain and students sent out of county. Money lost. Current attempts to hurt the head High School Administrator are done in the name of protecting made up reports of sexually abused sixth, seventh and eighth grades while the real goal is an attempt to decrease her paycheck in retaliation over an old disagreement going back to a vote of no confidence from the GSC professionals.  Even though he knows doing so endangers any possible future for a High School/Middle School. Seems not to matter, nothing good for the school system appears to matter to President Simmons.


Totally denies actual public board votes to expand minutes request information and items on an agenda took place. Sees and hears nothing that does not support a state agenda and keep him the only one to meet with the Superintendent, the SBA, the BOE or hear of any plans.  Publicly refuses to support expanded meeting minutes or answering the questions of anyone in public delegation or from the board time and time again.

Results:  Public anger, board exasperation. No information.


The Big Question: Why is someone who is very willing to throw Students, Teachers, Parents, BOE staff, BOE members and even local philanthropists under the bus to protect and glorify himself allowed to continue in a leadership position? Why support this farce?


Recommendation: No vote for Lying BS. Show some real support for the capable and honest members of our Board of Education. Send the message it’s time to go BS.


LIAR  fabricator,  fabulist,  fibber,  prevaricator,  storyteller

Related Words: exaggerator,  mythomaniac;  calumniator,  defamer,  libeler,  libelist

slanderer;perjurer;  distorter,  falsifier;  equivocator,  palterer;    talebearer;  
charlatan,cheat,  cheater,  counterfeiter,  cozener,deciever,  defrauder,  
dissembler,  dissimulator,  double talker double dealer,  fraud,  hustler,  knave,  mountebank,  operator,  pretender


~~  Gilmer County Concerned Citizen(s)  ~~

G-LtE™: Not a Popularity Contest - We Must Respect Each Other

The Free Press WV

Dear Gilmer County Citizens,

I have never been as involved in any political campaign and election season as I have been on both a national and local level as I have been with Election 2016. As I have quietly observed the “political turmoil” unfold the vast amount of candidate disrespect that takes place from all offices is shameful. I was raised in this county and MANY MANY years ago I was proud to be able to call it home. This county has changed drastically and that is not something that has happened in the last 4 years.

I believe that every individual running for office should have an equal opportunity to do so. I also believe that every citizen of the county has the right to be fully informed of the truth. Those individuals that seek out the truth deserve to know it. I give kudos to The Gilmer Free Press for providing well researched information. I have seen posts on social media of citizens expressing their dislike for specific candidate(s), though this may not be viewed in an appropriate fashion to some at least they are speaking up. Contrary to a candidate’s recent Facebook post claiming childish lies about own-self on Facebook, these individuals are speaking the truth. Dislike how they are getting their point across if you would like but don’t bury your head in the sand over the truth. It is so scary to think that our county does not care about the things that are so important in this world anymore. We need honesty. We need integrity. We need respect.

I am not saying such a person is not a good person, personally. I do not know the person, but I am saying I have taken enough time to know that this person has not been forth right and up front about the tasks he performed while he held the position of a Gilmer County as an Elected Official several years ago. This person may make a good friend. This person may have done a terrific other jobs, but this person did NOT however follow the codes established by the ethics committee on the expenditures of public funds. Please keep in mind that this is not a rumor. It is a fact and can be verified in the courthouse. This person began this campaign by disrespecting the opponent(s) and by being dishonest and to me that is not a representation of a good and honest person.

I hope that people in this county want a person in office to do the job this person is running for and not just looking for someone to be a yes person and say the fluffy words that they want to hear. Check the verifiable facts at the courthouse.

Start voting today and stop in the courthouse just like I did if you have questions about what is and is not true. This is not a contest on slander and disrespect this is an attempt to maintain progress in the county.

~~  A Gilmer Citizen - Information on File ~~

G-LtE™: Notice to All Gilmer county Taxpayers

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NOTICE—All Gilmer County Schools- Property Scheduled for Closure—NOTICE


~Gilmer County School Property under Control of WV Board of Education~


~~ 1.  To Persons who are heirs to the Normantown, Troy, & Sand Fork school property. 

Reliable source states said schools and grounds WILL NOT be returned to any heirs, even if there is a ‘revert clause’ in the original deeds.  If you believe you are a heir, and entitled to full, or even partial ownership, you need to consult an attorney to investigate ​any potential claim​.


~~2.  These 3 Gilmer County School properties are being ‘discussed’ for sale, to certain, chosen, and select individuals.  This is happening in secret, being kept from the public.


~~3.  It is understood as many as 10 other lots will be disposed of as well.  Most being location site of one room schools.


There seems to be no local school board meeting videos, where property sales have been discussed.  With your Gilmer County under intervention, ie: “state control”, your school board has no input or influence in this matter.

~~  ​author on file​  ~~

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before April 18, 2016  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS
Lucille A. Cunningham Kimberly Freeland 100 Lily Pond
Glenville, WV 26351
Mary Brown Black David Kenneth Black 700 Bellefonte Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Thomas C. Sangfield Larry Davis
John W. Meuse
1661 Holt Run Rd, Glenville, WV 26351
81 S. Mt. Airy Ave, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
Clara L. Turner Timothy B. Butcher PO Box 100
Glenville, WV 26351
Delphia Phares Sharon Brannon 8270 Cedar Creek Road
Cedarville, WV 26611
Audrey Law Darwin Law 35 Main Street
Tanner, WV 26137


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : February 18, 2016

G-LtE™: Call to Our Commissioners - Let’s Make It Fair

The Free Press WV

The Gilmer County Commission is meeting on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

By looking at the AGENDA I noticed the following item:

Levy request from: Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department and Gilmer County Ambulance Authority

Currently, the levy money is split 70/30 between the EMS and fire department with the EMS getting 70%.

Concerned citizens in Gilmer County feel it should be a 50/50 split.

Why?

The fire department has no other financial resource besides fund drives to buy equipment or anything else needed by the department.

The EMS charges the county residence every time they are called.  And if you decide you don’t need them, you still get charged.

The fire department is a body of volunteers who CHARGE NOTHING to come to your home or a car wreck no matter what time of day or night.

It is the community talk as well as listening to scanner that many times the EMS has to get Lewis or another county to respond to our county to help our people. But as soon as FCI –Gilmer prison calls for an ambulance they are right away in route.

I just wanted to let this out and maybe get more people talking to the county commissioners and voice their concerns about a 50/50 split.

All we are asking is fairness.

Thank you

Concerned Citizens

~~  Author on File ~~

West Virginia Hunters Check In 1,131 Fall Turkeys

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - Fall turkey hunters checked in 1,131 turkeys this fall from 33 open counties, according to Keith Krantz, wild turkey and upland game bird project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

Leading the state, Randolph County hunters reported harvesting 114 birds, followed by Greenbrier (81), Preston (71), Nicholas (63) and Pocahontas (62) county hunters. Preston County hunters have a two-week season while the others in the top five counties had four-week seasons. The 14 “traditional” fall hunting counties accounted for 56 percent of the total fall harvest, which was very similar to previous years.

All six DNR districts were open to fall turkey hunting in 2015. District 3 led the state with a harvest of 371 birds, followed by District 4 (208), District 2 (196), District 1 (185), District 6 (109) and District 5 (62).

“Fall turkey harvests are driven by a number of factors, including hunter participation, recruitment of turkeys into the population, and availability of hard mast,” Krantz said. “Harvest is relatively low in many of our nontraditional counties because hunters there were likely bowhunting for deer and not fall turkey hunting. Harvest numbers, therefore, may not reflect relative abundance of turkeys in those counties.”

DNR’s annual Mast Survey Report found oak mast to be spotty at best. which likely concentrated birds at localized food sources in many traditional counties. The hunter outlook part of the Mast Survey accurately predicted a turkey harvest similar to the 956 taken in 2014.

Fall harvest of wild turkeys in West Virginia, 2011-2015

County

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Barbour

0

30

0

18

0

Brooke

6

7

9

2

6

Hancock

8

11

8

5

8

Harrison

20

26

20

20

28

Marion

0

15

4

6

19

Marshall

11

28

10

22

9

Monongalia

13

18

24

15

25

Ohio

12

12

9

3

6

Preston

76

63

77

53

71

Taylor

0

11

8

5

0

Tucker

17

25

14

25

13

Wetzel

0

14

2

18

0

District 1 Subtotal

163

260

185

192

185

Berkeley

35

18

36

19

29

Grant

31

31

41

17

38

Hampshire

22

22

41

15

35

Hardy

27

30

34

18

31

Mineral

32

22

28

16

24

Morgan

18

5

14

15

15

Pendleton

38

46

26

31

24

District 2 Subtotal

203

174

220

131

196

Lewis

22

0

8

0

25

Nicholas

61

98

39

88

63

Pocahontas

68

79

57

54

62

Randolph

142

77

59

83

114

Upshur

42

43

28

0

59

Webster

44

58

35

50

48

District 3 Subtotal

379

355

226

275

371

Greenbrier

90

138

64

81

81

McDowell

0

0

33

0

0

Mercer

52

0

0

2

0

Monroe

63

89

71

52

61

Summers

31

73

42

41

25

Wyoming

0

0

37

35

41

District 4 Subtotal

236

300

247

211

208

Cabell

5

12

4

0

0

Lincoln

0

0

14

0

0

Mason

57

41

26

33

43

Putnam

21

21

2

0

19

Logan

0

0

17

0

0

District 5 Subtotal

83

74

63

33

62

Calhoun

0

14

8

0

0

Gilmer

0

0

6

0

0

Jackson

33

39

18

37

24

Pleasants

2

5

4

3

6

Ritchie

0

0

2

12

0

Tyler

9

6

1

8

15

Wirt

34

23

19

23

17

Wood

43

44

20

31

47

District 6 Subtotal

121

131

78

114

109

Unknown

1

0

0

0

0

State Total

1,186

1,294

1,019

956

1,131

Deer Hunters in West Virginia Harvest 66,374 Bucks During the Buck Firearms Season

The Free Press WV

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - Preliminary data collected from the new electronic game checking system indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 66,374 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season, which ran from November 23 through December 05, 2015, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Section.  

The 2015 buck harvest is up 77 percent from the 2014 harvest of 37,450. The top 10 counties for buck harvest were:  Ritchie (2,273), Preston (2,242), Lewis (2,157), Hampshire (2,107), Jackson (2,094), Roane (2,087), Hardy (1,885), Greenbrier (1,884), Upshur (1,864) and Wood (1,802).

The buck harvest increased in all DNR districts. The largest percentage increases occurred in the western counties of the state where the harvest was double that of last year. Excellent weather conditions and the lack of acorns were the primary reasons for the increase in 2015.

“We are very pleased with how hunters adapted to the new electronic game checking system,” added Johansen. “We have received many positive comments about the ease of being able to check deer and other game using the telephone, Internet or by stopping at a license agent.”

Johansen reminds hunters that several days of deer hunting opportunity still remain for 2015, including the remainder of the muzzleloader season, which runs through Saturday, December 12,. The traditional antlerless deer season in selected counties on both public and private land opens Thursday, December 17, and runs through Saturday, December 19. The Youth, Class Q/QQ and Class XS deer season for antlerless deer will be open Saturday, December 26, and Monday, December 28, in any county with a firearms deer season. This will be followed by the reopening of Class N/NN antlerless deer season December 29-31 in specified counties or portions of counties (see 2015 - 2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary or visit the DNR website at www.wvdnr.gov for county and area listings).

West Virginia Buck Firearms Season Harvest, 2011-2015

County

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Barbour

1372

1177

1109

886

1443

Brooke

413

407

389

251

316

Hancock

324

320

273

200

231

Harrison

1494

1385

1301

930

1571

Marion

1249

1089

1130

702

1354

Marshall

1407

1309

1051

707

933

Monongalia

1508

1297

1107

689

1218

Ohio

467

466

399

232

334

Preston

2224

2158

1741

1526

2242

Taylor

768

684

635

453

793

Tucker

738

649

527

494

782

Wetzel

1615

1471

1537

891

1334

District 1 Subtotal

13,579

12,412

11,199

7,961

12,551

Berkeley

835

767

871

522

1001

Grant

1266

1250

1135

783

1374

Hampshire

1676

1588

1846

1094

2107

Hardy

1589

1429

1447

920

1885

Jefferson

447

526

445

385

553

Mineral

1286

1181

1345

835

1452

Morgan

601

602

743

412

782

Pendleton

1391

1373

1163

861

1407

District 2 Subtotal

9,091

8,716

8,995

5,812

10,561

Braxton

1468

1401

1626

921

1803

Clay

519

528

475

329

626

Lewis

1586

1365

1692

1166

2157

Nicholas

1279

1212

824

871

1306

Pocahontas

1106

1152

961

831

1036

Randolph

2032

1804

1329

1291

1705

Upshur

1612

1283

1396

1009

1864

Webster

1063

817

717

632

1080

District 3 Subtotal

10,665

9,562

9,020

7,050

11,577

Fayette

1005

996

835

725

1258

Greenbrier

1783

1875

1509

1372

1884

McDowell

0

0

0

0

0

Mercer

647

682

536

402

865

Monroe

1364

1569

1466

1004

1603

Raleigh

739

749

579

506

914

Summers

865

1077

973

657

1077

Wyoming

0

0

0

0

0

District 4 Subtotal

6,403

6,948

5,898

4,666

7,601

Boone

653

898

725

519

865

Cabell

705

750

763

421

687

Kanawha

1275

1164

1380

730

1609

Lincoln

1146

1319

1124

720

1412

Logan

0

0

0

0

0

Mason

1944

1676

1495

1002

1662

Mingo

0

0

0

0

0

Putnam

1170

1191

1210

565

1286

Wayne

894

1041

870

528

962

District 5 Subtotal

7,787

8,039

7,567

4,485

8,483

Calhoun

962

770

1164

504

1217

Doddridge

1000

950

1243

615

1508

Gilmer

1029

911

1427

669

1560

Jackson

1962

1630

1917

1107

2094

Pleasants

512

371

438

273

542

Ritchie

1701

1512

2091

1123

2273

Roane

1694

1391

1893

927

2087

Tyler

1189

922

1000

566

1245

Wirt

944

846

1091

681

1273

Wood

1639

1403

1580

1011

1802

District 6 Subtotal

12,632

10,706

13,844

7,476

15,601

State Total

60,157

56,383

56,523

37,450

66,374

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