Senate Bill No. 150
(By Senators Hunter and Love)
[Introduced February 10, 2005; referred to the Committee
on Natural Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-46n, relating
to establishing a primitive weapons deer season; and providing
for the issuance of a primitive weapons deer hunting license.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-46n, to read as
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
§20-2-46n. Class Y resident and Class YY nonresident primitive
weapon deer hunting licenses.
A Class Y license shall be a resident primitive weapon deer
hunting license. A Class YY license shall be nonresident primitive
weapon deer hunting license. A Class Y and YY license shall entitle the licensee to hunt for and kill deer with a primitive
weapon during primitive weapon deer seasons in the several counties
of the state, or parts thereof, excluding Logan, McDowell, Mingo
and Wyoming Counties, as established by the Natural Resources
Commission in section seventeen, article one of this chapter. The
director shall establish rules governing the issuance of Class Y
and Class YY licenses as necessary to limit, on a fair and
equitable basis, the number of persons who may primitive weapon
hunt for deer in any special management area. There shall be a
season of at least three days each year for the taking of deer with
primitive weapons as authorized by the Director of Natural
Only primitive weapons authorized by the Director of Natural
Resources may be used during primitive weapons deer season.
The licenses shall be issued in a form prescribed by the
director, are in addition to a Class A, Class AB or Class E license
and are valid only when accompanied thereby. The fee for the Class
Y license is ten dollars. The fee for the Class YY license is
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
establish a primitive
weapons deer season and to provide for the issuance of a primitive
weapons deer hunting license.
is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.