Mountain State deer hunters had their best year ever in 2002-03, harvesting over a quarter of a million animals. Although Allegheny Mountain areas are producing good numbers of deer, those counties with the highest harvest totals are farther north, especially Preston, Randolph, Hampshire, Ritchie and Lewis counties (try Stonewall Jackson Wildlife Management Area). Contact: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (304-558-2771; www.dnr. state.wv.us).
Deer Forecast 2003